Minicraft SS100 Jaguar (1/16th)

Dave Ward

SMF Poster
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
362
Likes
499
Points
63
Location
South Gloucestershire
First Name
David
#61
Jim,
I've watched the Tour de France for many years now - odd, because I was never a enthusiastic rider ( unless it had an engine! ) - it must be 30 years since I've pedalled a bike!
I'd leave the engine spotless - absolutely no weathering - maybe just a faint wash................
Dave
 

Jim R

SMF Poster
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
812
Likes
633
Points
93
First Name
Jim
#63
Hi all
Steve x 2 and Dave :thumb2: Thanks for sticking with it.
I have been plodding away slowly - OK snail's pace slowly. :smiling2:
Reference photos show that the area behind the seats had padded panels fitted. Refurbished and replicas tended to be fully upholstered in that area but originals show just panels held in place by buttons. Not much will be seen with the tonneau in place but worth a go.
Panels cut from 0.5mm card and button positions marked.
P1050488.JPG
The plastic card shapes were then covered with a thin layer of putty stuff (blue and yellow mix in equal quantities - can't remember its name) I used 1.5mm discs pressed in as the buttons. Imprinted the putty around the buttons to look like the leather was creased.
P1050489.JPG
P1050490.JPG
Only done these two pieces so far.
Thanks again.
Jim
 

John Race

Plastic burner and member of the Rabble
Joined
May 26, 2015
Messages
1,053
Likes
622
Points
113
Location
lincs
First Name
John
#64
Jim.
Your pulling everything out on this, that dashboard is quite stunning, the engine looks fantastic, I agree with Dave , leave it clean. Seat impression for the leather, is that your idea ? Looks perfect .There is so much great detail to enjoy on this .
John.
 
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
429
Likes
339
Points
63
Location
West Sussex
First Name
Si
#65
Hi Jim,
I’m really sorry that I’ve missed loads of your build....just spent 20 minutes catching up.
Steve is spot on, your such a meticulous modeller and you’ve made an excellent job of the kit....really impressed mate:thumb2:
Si
 
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
812
Likes
633
Points
93
First Name
Jim
#66
Hi all
Thanks John and Si.
I have been plodding on in between the hot weather and life's problems and at last I sort of feel that this may work out OK in the end despite all the kit's short comings.
Seats finished.
P1050497.JPG
Tyres fitted onto painted wheels - and I only broke one spoke - easily fixed :smiling4:
P1050498.JPG
Both sides of the bulkhead done. Battery fitted. The pedals are too close together but it had to be to fit the footwell. Another example of where the kit is so wrong :angry:
P1050495.JPG
P1050496.JPG
The upper and lower body was given a coat of British Racing Green. That went better than I feared. The glossiness is quite good. It is Humbrol enamel so I'll give it a full 48hrs to cure completely before I decide whether to gloss varnish and/or polish.
P1050494.JPG
P1050493.JPG
Thanks for looking :thumb2:
Jim
 
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
812
Likes
633
Points
93
First Name
Jim
#69
Hi
Scottie - thanks. Despite the kit's shortcomings it is quite fun. Thinking ahead - if it turns out OK I think I'll have to invest in display case.
Si - body is airbrushed. Humbrol enamel thinned quite a lot with their own thinner. I dug out my old airbrush with a 0.5 needle and made certain the paint went on fairly wet. Just had to be careful not to get runs.
Jim
 
Top