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#1 Posted : 26 April 2018 10:36:50

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Build of the Year 2018 Entry.

I've got a couple of the big Revell 1/8 E Type Jaguars in my pile so I've decided to pull one out and build a model of the famous 'lost' lightweight E Type which turned up in a barn some years ago. It had been missing for over 35 years.

It was renovated - NOT restored, as the owner wanted to keep it as original as possible, right down to the paintwork and even the assorted old paper stickers and bits.

Anyway, the Revell kit will need major surgery, particularly around the rear end as the kit is a coupe and the car is a roadster...
I'll also be adding the original UK reg plate - 5113 WK.

Roy.

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#2 Posted : 28 April 2018 10:55:04

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I look forward to seeing this take shape, good luck in competiion ThumpUp

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#3 Posted : 28 April 2018 13:15:11

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Looks to be an interesting entry and one which I will be following. Good luck in the competition Roy. Cool ThumpUp

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#4 Posted : 28 April 2018 13:58:53

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Will be watching this all the way.

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#5 Posted : 28 April 2018 14:25:14

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Many thanks chaps.
I must admit I'm looking forward to this little project.


To begin...

The Revell kit will need major surgery in most areas.
TBH, I'll only really be using the floor, windscreen scuttle, bonnet, outer door skins and a few other parts.
A vast amount of the kit will end up in my spares box.
Almost everything else will be scratch made.

To begin - the rear upper body has been cut off at the top of the screen pillars as I don't want the coupe end.

Next, the bonnet was taped to the floor pan so I can get the scuttle in exactly the right place. This is critical for door fit etc later on.

Next, the inner floor.
The upper transmission tunnel was cut off and a new one will be scratch built.
The lightweight cars didn't have the 'decorative' tunnel like the road cars. It was simple, and pretty much just round on the top.

All of these parts need basic construction first as the firewall is fitted to the inner floor and then into the body.
This central tub must be put together accurately for all the other body parts to fit correctly.

On we go...

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#6 Posted : 28 April 2018 18:17:11

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Looking forward to seeing how you go about this job

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Off to a good start Roy, looking forward to watching this develop - well done. Cool ThumpUp

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#8 Posted : 28 April 2018 19:33:08

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Good luck Roy, looking forward to seeing this develop


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#9 Posted : 28 April 2018 21:34:36

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Best of luck Roy, I love watching scratch building in progress! Drool
I'll be watching this one come together with great interest!Cool

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#10 Posted : 28 April 2018 21:59:15

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Good start Roy BigGrin a nice bit of surgery on the bodywork and floorpan.

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#11 Posted : 29 April 2018 11:18:43

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Many thanks for the interest chaps.

The new tunnel has been made up and I covered it with surgical tape.
I've used this stuff before and once painted matt black it gives a good representation of the fibreboard which many race cars had their tunnels covered in back in those days to prevent the occupants burning themselves on the usually very hot ally panelling.

There's still a small fabric covered 'cap' to go over the area where the gear lever will eventually exit. It will all get weathering down later on.

The firewall is glued in and there's some big surgery to do here as quite a bit of it is wrong...
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#12 Posted : 29 April 2018 16:12:09

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Nice start Roy, all looking very good and a nice idea with the surgical tape, well done. Cool ThumpUp

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#13 Posted : 30 April 2018 09:29:21

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Thanks Kev.

The firewall needs quite a bit of modifying as the engine frames in the Revell kit are very incorrect.
I'll be making my own frames from brass section and ally tubing so the firewall has to be altered to accept the new frames.

I made a template/plan of the side of the frames by scaling down genuine E Type workshop drawings.
From that, I could mark out where the firewall needs altering.

The parts were cut away and then the firewall was changed using sheet plastic and the end filler plates added.

The floor pan has also been cut back to the correct shape.

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Impressive start Roy, hope she turns out as you envision

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Thanks Gray.

Rattling along a little bit today.

I've altered the dashboard underside to change the car to RHD as the kit parts are LHD. The actual dash will be attended to later on.

The scuttle is now fixed in place and is very tightly taped down.
It really is crucial that this part is a very straight, tight fit to the floor pan so that the doors fir properly and with no big gaps.

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#16 Posted : 01 May 2018 13:31:34

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A bit more today.

I've cut the front bonnet into three pieces as I need to remove the moulded in trim strip that runs along the top of the wings.
Ok, I could have just filed them off but then I wouldn't have the join line between the panels.

I'll chamfer the joining edges before putting the bonnet back together so that there will be a join seam between the parts as there should be.

I've also started to cast the engine parts.
I won't be using the kit pieces as they are a bit dodgy in many places.
Also, resin parts will give the model more weight.

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Looking great RoyBigGrin you are a master on these Jags my friend Drool Drool great stuffThumpUp ThumpUp regards PhilCool
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Very kind of you Phil.

More on the bonnet...

The lightweight E Types had 19 louvres in the bonnet as opposed to the road cars which had 14.
Therefore, bigger vents needed...

The two vents in the bonnet were cut out and by joining pieces of them both together I made one, at 19 louvres.
The openings were also enlarged by the required amount.
A quick mould was made and two new parts were cast in resin.
Now glued into the openings...
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#19 Posted : 01 May 2018 16:29:39

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That's impressive stuff Roy, love what you are doing.Love

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Thanks once again Mark.

A little more on the bonnet...

As the kit itself is LHD, Im assuming the odd little humps on the sides of the wings are indicator lights for the US market.
They needed to go so they were cut off and sanded smooth (ish) Final body prep is a long way off.

Also, the bonnet parts were taped to the main tub to ensure a good fit while the glue dries after reassembling the three main parts.
Still a lot to do on the bonnet.
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