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Jaguar E-Type Coupe, Airfix, 1/43


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The new small and rather nice  E-Type Coupe from Airfix, opening the batting in a new range with the Huayra and Chiron, and who can blame them?

 

Surely they could have tooled up one more part? This is not right:

dash-to-start.jpg

 

Not so hard to resolve:

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dash-switched-in-situ.jpg

 

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Then the decals added and a little bit of Citadel 'ardcote for the glass:

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Interior painted, mostly Tamiya Flat Red and some Citadel Shade Red for the seats:

 

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And pop the dash in place:

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And yes, I noticed that I broke the gear lever, so I fixed that!

 

Last for tonight, the chrome is no longer a weird olive colour...

 

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best,

M.

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Nice fix of the dashboard. Although I live in a LHD country I would prefer RHD on an E-Type. But I will be too lazy to fix it once I get the kit.

 

I wonder why they made the seats almost level to the floor. Guess you won't see it once the kit is assembled but if they made an OTS version later then it would't look very good.

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Thanks, guys. Slow but steady progress:

 

topside.jpg

 

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That's three parts (top, chassis, and exhaust/suspension).

 

This is what I'm aiming for:

https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/influx/features/first-jaguar-e-type/

 

interior.jpg

 

Fantastic Motobitz 3D-printed wheels. Just got to figure out how to mask and paint the chrome rims and spokes...

wheels.jpg

 

best,

M.

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