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E Type low-drag 49 FXN 1/8 scratch build Options
roymattblack
#1 Posted : 16 January 2023 15:44:20

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This has been on the back burner for a long time but I've decided to make a start on it in between my other builds.

As far as I know, there isn't a 1/8 model of this incredibly famous E Type.
I'm going to add all the bits - engine, interior, opening doors etc.

This one will use a few bits of the big Revell kit - floorpan, suspension parts, uprights, diff cage etc.

The body has been floating about for an age and it was made from a rough carved wood buck years ago, and then vac formed. It will need a lot of filler and sanding.

Anyway, fingers crossed.LOL LOL LOL
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#2 Posted : 17 January 2023 07:41:34
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Hi Roy,

Between you and Mark, I’m thoroughly envious. Where do you find the time?
That car is right up there with the 300SL/SLR it terms of looks.
Cheers,

Mark
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#3 Posted : 18 January 2023 16:35:37

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Many thanks Mark.

A bit of 'mocking up' today.

Side window templates were easy - scaled up from a side-on view of the real car.
Floor part checking for fit - all ok so far.
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#4 Posted : 20 January 2023 17:17:09

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A bit more...

I've chopped the transmission tunnel dashboard end off, and fitted in a moulding of my own that is a more accurate shape for this car.
The upper area needs to be carpeted.

Rear window now cut out but it needs a bit of tidying up.
Front screen next.
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#5 Posted : 24 January 2023 13:16:14

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More window-chopping and test fitting of parts.
Nothing exciting yet.BigGrin
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#6 Posted : 26 January 2023 16:53:31

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For those following...

I've done some more on the interior, based on pics of the real car. Carpeting the compound shapes of the tunnel top was fun.

Front firewall in and a start made on the engine frames. It will all get a coat of dark green shortly.
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#7 Posted : 31 January 2023 12:30:12

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Another update on this one.

The front end was masked using an old poly bag and tape.
After a coat of grey primer I added some green, only to discover I'd used the wrong colour - DOH!

24 hours later, the correct green was put on and the masking was removed when it was dry...
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#8 Posted : 01 March 2023 15:21:20

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Some more done on this one.

The fire system has been scratch made and installed but decals are still needed.
The door bottoms have been lengthened to fit better on the floor pan, and the rear under body has now been attached.
It's glued and held together with clamps and tape.
Next it will get a good bit of filler and sanding.

Another task soon will be to cut out the doors.
That might be a bit of a mission...
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#9 Posted : 03 March 2023 21:05:46

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Top work as always Roy! I find it very interesting the way that you take an idea and then use your considerable skills in casting new parts and moulding new body shapes and forms to bring it all to a successful conclusion? It's not easy what you do and you should be proud of your achievements. It's impressive indeed!⁸

Excellent work Roy! CoolCoolThumpUp

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#10 Posted : 04 March 2023 01:32:41
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Looks awesome Roy!

Cheers,

Mark
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#11 Posted : 05 March 2023 14:59:40

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Hi Roy,

Just looked in on your build great stuff, as said it takes a lot of skill to achieve the level you build at and we can all learn from you and the way you create them, will be watching.

Good luck with this one.

Regards. Trev.
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#12 Posted : 10 March 2023 19:36:58

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Many thanks for looking in and commenting chaps.
It's very much appreciated.

I've now added the seats - covered in very dark grey leather.
Also, the rear body is nearing paint and then fitting.
Lots of filler, sanding and high-build primer around the join at the tail.
I'm quite happy with it so far.
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#13 Posted : 13 March 2023 08:13:48

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I really like this model. It's very cool how they designed it.
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#14 Posted : 13 March 2023 12:54:30

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Many thanks for looking in TarasF.

More sanding, filling, primer, sanding...
Now a base primer for a final fine sand, then some green...
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#15 Posted : 13 March 2023 15:15:46

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Final sanding of the grey primer and a first coat of green.
More sanding tomorrow and then more green.

The body is only placed on the tub to see how it looks.
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#16 Posted : 15 March 2023 09:34:51

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Hi Roy,

Coming on very well, thanks for posting.

Regards Trev.
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#17 Posted : 15 March 2023 12:20:23

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Another great build here Roy. Keep it coming, watching with great interest. Andy.
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#18 Posted : 18 March 2023 20:43:55

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Making good progress with this build Roy and looking like it's going to be another successful E-Type conversion from you - well done! Cool ThumpUp

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#19 Posted : 30 March 2023 13:51:45

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Many thanks for looking in and commenting you guys.

Back on this one for a little while as I'm gathering reference and paints for the Team Gunston Lotus 72.

A fine wet sanding and a final coat of Jaguar racing green.
It will get a good polishing eventually but next will be to create hinges for the door skins and then get them fitted.
After that, screens in and body fixed to the main tub.
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#20 Posted : 31 March 2023 15:09:56

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A little more...

Dashboard underway - still some details to add as per my reference pictures.
I'm going to take a rubber mould from a 1/8 Lotus 72 kit steering wheel to make a resin copy as it's much more like the wheel in the real Jag.

Revell kit door hinges being modded to (hopefully) work with my body shell and doors.

Front and rear screens now in the body. Rubber screen surrounds still to make and add.
On we go...
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