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I didn't enjoy too much the « Bordeaux » colour of that Jaguar I recently bought and I intended to have something different from a racing version, just looked for a simple street car.

On the first pict, you can see that the body paint began to be stripped by using rubbing alcohol.


By crachepiquette at 2012-06-24

I exchanged the original NC 5 motor for a more smooth NC 8. Wheels have been replaced by spoked BRM ones.
Some details have been added before painting: An exhaust pipe (old antenna) and front and rear bumpers (plasticard and photo-etched wasted parts).


By crachepiquette at 2012-06-24

A leather strap has been cut off in a tin sheet and glued on the bonnet.


By crachepiquette at 2012-06-24

Original windscreen wipers will also be exchanged with photo-etched ones.
New registration plates and original parts as the windscreen and lights will be put back in place when painting is over.

A unused 1/35th Mini Art figure kindly offered its head to replace the Ninco one (not glued for the moment and waiting for painting).


By crachepiquette at 2012-06-24
 

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thats a lovely rebuild. those photo etch parts are really good, they certainly add to the model. i like off the wall colours, but i,m not too sure about this one. i,m with ember, where did the parts come from. john
 

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I went retro and reworked one to the first XK120's with the side spats and disc wheels, so late thirties! Gerald L
 

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Hello guys,
Thanks for the interest.

Photo-etched parts: I recycled various unused parts originally from 1/72nd, 1/35th, 1/43rd aircrafts and cars sheets as pilots harnesses or belts for drop tanks. Bumpers were made with some long and flat wasted parts of these sheets.

About paint: No definitive decision for the moment...White with dark red sits? Light blue and brown leather sits? Yellow/green anis and black sits? Other?...


@ Ember and geraldL: I can't find the translation for side spats
 

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QUOTE (GeraldL @ 26 Jun 2012, 09:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I went retro and reworked one to the first XK120's with the side spats and disc wheels, so late thirties! Gerald L

XK120 was launched to the adoring public in 1948. What did you change your 120 into?
 

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The covers over the rear wheels are spats.

I was surprised to find this one parked in the yard of the local exhaust specialist. Not so much that it was at an exhaust specialist, more that it was in town at all.

If you're taking colour suggestions Happy, English white/Ivory paint with deep red leather interior please.
 

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XK-120s were never fit with spats and wire wheels. The knock-ons stuck out so far they would foul the spat. There was a lip stamped into the rear fender that supported the spat. When spats were not fit, there was a moulding placed over the lip. I have owned my Special Equipment XK-120 since December 1978. Oh, and it is ivory and red Ember. Have you considered Brooklands windscreens instead of the full windscreen? Very few XK-120s raced with the full windscreen.
 

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QUOTE (biedmatt @ 27 Jun 2012, 13:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have you considered Brooklands windscreens instead of the full windscreen? Very few XK-120s raced with the full windscreen.

It could be an interesting challenge, but the support for the glazing seems to me rather difficult to realize. Anyway, I'd aldready chose to make a street version.
 

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Lovely work on the interior. I want to see more.
 

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Is the instrument panel a decal?

The whole interior looks very good.

cheers
David
 
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