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#1 X-Type project

Post by SEJohnson95 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:31 am

Something I did for a friend of mine down the road who loves his Jaguars and has an impressive memorabilia collection. His pride and joy is his show-winning X-Type, which he manages to keep even cleaner than my Colt! :lol:

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He wanted the Corgi 1:18 model stripping and finishing to match his car, so I had a go. He wanted a go at painting the body himself with the correct Jaguar Pacific blue, but didn't have the patience to strip it and paint everything else.

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I didn't tell him I was going to re-paint the entire interior to match and he was quite surprised with the result. And it only took me a morning!

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He managed to source some miniature versions of his wheels so it's even more like the real thing now!

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Simon Johnson
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E-type Club magazine contributor
Chasing the dream of a S1 4.2 OTS, but plan on getting an E ASAP!
Lucky passenger in a 1962 FHC - 860927 - See restoration thread

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#2 Re: X-Type project

Post by TomArden » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:28 pm

I can pretty much tell that countless hours were dedicated to making this. Great job, man.

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#3 Re: X-Type project

Post by chrisfell » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:30 pm

No conversion to RHD?
Chris '67 S1 2+2

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#4 Re: X-Type project

Post by SEJohnson95 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:55 am

Thank you, Tom, I do enjoy the mini projects and I was surprised how quickly this came together. Then again, 1:18 scale is a lovely scale to work on - you can do plenty but it doesn't take you ages like maybe 1:8 does.

Chris - the shape of the dashboard makes it quite challenging, if it were a little simpler in shape (like with the E) I would have given it a go. I also didn't fany ruining the only dash panel I had for it! He seems pleased with the result, but if I could have another go at some point with a spare dash, that would be a challenge..
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Postgraduate Synthetic Chemist at The University of Bristol
E-type Club magazine contributor
Chasing the dream of a S1 4.2 OTS, but plan on getting an E ASAP!
Lucky passenger in a 1962 FHC - 860927 - See restoration thread

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#5 Re: X-Type project

Post by Robsan » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:58 pm

lovely Job................... and capturing all the excitement of Refurbishing a Jag for a lot less ££ :smile:

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#6 Re: X-Type project

Post by SEJohnson95 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:01 pm

Thank you :bigrin: It was certainly a refreshing break from my main E-type model project. I'd happily do another car of that scale!
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Postgraduate Synthetic Chemist at The University of Bristol
E-type Club magazine contributor
Chasing the dream of a S1 4.2 OTS, but plan on getting an E ASAP!
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