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Clarence Novak
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1/16 Minicraft Jaguar SS100 1938

December 12, 2021 · in Automotive · · 2 Comments

SS100 1938

For some alleged personal sins I build (or try to build) kits? I just put some effort into improving them a bit without the time required to re engineer the old tech. Of course the wire wheels are the kit's weak point. My lessons learned is that the size of the metallics are too large for this scale as are the fender rivets I added. Managed to tone down the chromed parts with a more ‘natural' finish. My family and I have owned a number of Jaguars so its a soul thing for me. 4.2 E, 4.2 MkX, 3.4 Mk1, 3.8 Mk2, XK150-S with my 1952 Farina bodied Siata 1400 Gran Sport Barchetta just for variety.

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  1. I take it you have always owned two at a time? One to drive while the other's in the shop. (Old Jag driver here. Your XKE reminds me of the one I once drove from Berkeley to Denver - I-80 then I-25 - in 18 hours. Back in the days when the Highway Patrol didn't have computers and helicopters.)

  2. Super job on this vintage kit, Clarence!

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