Thanks very much gentlemen!
I’ve been a bit preoccupied with the Su-34 recently so I didn’t do much work on the Jag, but it’s got my full attention now!
I’ve not really put a great deal of effort into painting areas that won’t be seen on the final model. The brake discs will be completely concealed behind those big wheel hubs so I just gave them a quick spray of chrome as called for in the instructions. This must be back in the day before brake discs were ceramic…. How did we ever get by?
With the engine attached to the chassis the next step is to focus on the interior, and Google images has came to the rescue once again! The interiors seem to be either grey or blonde leather, with the exception of some custom finishes. When I’m building a car or bike, I normally like to ignore the instructions build it to my own spec. I think customising your vehicles is the best part of automotive building in fact! And indeed the only time I will realistically be able to decide what colour seats and trim I would like in my LaFerrari….
But this car is a classic, and I wan’t to keep it accurate so I went for the grey leather interior, probably the one I would choose if I owned the car. The interiors all seem to be a shiny leather, and look fairly retro by today’s standards. I used a variety of greys to achieve different shades ( carefully worded as not to draw reference to that ridiculous book ) and finished with a light once over of gloss.
Google images was really handy actually for the dashboard. You get a decal for the speedometer and dials but I hand painted the rest.