The end of an E-Type?
Firstly apologies to you all for destroying an iconic and legendary piece of British automotive engineering and history. Just thought I would need to get that out of the way!
This is actually my first model I have done on commission, it is for my mates son for a Xmas present. Apparently he has an interest in classic car restoration and loves the old E-Type, so I was given very specific orders to absolutely trash one! If it brings any comfort to anyone though, the model is hypothetically a barn find waiting to be restored back to its glory!
Personally my favorite Jag was always the XJ220 being born in the 80’s. It would break my heart to destroy one of them!
The kit itself is an old Revell 1/24. I’m not sure how old, but all the badly molded thick plastic, awkward fitting parts are making me think older than me! Assembly wasn’t too much of an issue though, well as you can see I haven’t really assembled it! I think if my mission directive was to display a band new, shiny straight out of the factory E-Type, I would have struggled to be honest. But I didn’t so I won’t complain.
The build was rather educational actually as it gave me a chance to have a practice and a play around with some different weathering techniques. I used the old hairspray technique on the body work to achieve the paint flaking, which was a new one to me but worked great. The rest was just a play about with the Mig pigments that I have recently purchased but never had the chance to use. I found that I achieved the best results by using a tiny piece of sponge held with tweezers to dab the wet pigments on, but you were probably all doing that when I was still at school so I’ll shut up! The Mig pigment fixer was a good product when dropped over the dry powders with a pipette, I would definitely recommend that.
Thanks very much for looking.
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