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    1. Kit: REVELL, by (Established Member) TOMc is offline
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      I don't know why it took so long to start this build, the E-TYPE has always been one of my favorite cars and it is just drop dead gorgeous. I have been studying the other great builds on this site and have gotten some great ideas as well as informative instruction. I am leaning toward the 4.2 liter Series 1 convertible in model year 1968.



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    As I climb out of my frozen man cave I can see that the ice that encased my xke has melted. The female is awake from her long slumber, feeding her cubs she looks at me with a strange glint in her eye. I think she is hungry.
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    I have taken up a new hobby. "Sleeping On The Job". It is great fun and I recommend it to every one, especially those over fifty five. Now that the warm weather has arrived I spend less time at the work bench and more time watching the grass grow. Growing grass and watching it mature is another hobby of mine. I prefer the natural organic method, just add some rain and sun.

    I added the missing Rack and Pinion steering to the front end assembly. A horn was also fabricated from parts found in the bottomless spare parts box.
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    It looked like the missing radiator core was going to be a problem until I found one in the, you guessed it, the bottomless spare parts box. The core was left over from a 1932 Ford Roadster which is featured elsewhere in the Forum. The plug wires were purchased from Model Motorcars Jaguar e-type and in my opinion look a lot better than plain black wire.

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    Nice work always liked the XKE
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    Jumping around here a little bit. I made a cover for the dashboard glove box and a new, stronger turn signal lever. The gauge decals from the kit are a bit large for the gauges I found in the spare parts box. So I trimmed them down with a gasket hole punch, the gage lens was made with the same tool. I found some brass belaying pins in the nautical section of the you guessed it, spare parts box. They will make great toggles for the dashboard electrical switches. A spare parts box does not have to be large if you only keep the good stuff.
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    The dashboard came out OK. I am trying to create a black-chrome effect against red body paint. This car will come out of the body and paint shop looking too cool for drool or something out of a Roger Rabbit cartoon. Only time will tell.


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    Hello Thomas!

    I'm really enjoying your build! Have you picked a color? -Don
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    Sorry! You did say Red.
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    I know that I am going out on a limb here but the idea is to create a custom paint mix by blending two of my favorite colors, Cobalt Violet and Magenta. Thinned with Alclad Jaguar e-type II Transparent Red Lacquer Jaguar e-type . I will run a test spray before I commit. I know that it is not exactly red but then it's not exactly blue ether.


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    Hi Thomas,

    Have you a really good art supply shop, near? (I have only one really good one near me, actually in all of L.A. and Orange counties.)
    In the one I'm thinking of are several lines of acrylic Jaguar e-type INKS, and of course paints, some very thin, that are airbrush Jaguar e-type -able and have a very fine metallic Jaguar e-type or pearl Jaguar e-type .
    Another source of course are the varieties of nail polish. I have had good luck with both, both in spraying and in color choices.

    ​ Just some ideas. -Don
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    New ideas, methods and use of materials are always welcome. Thanks. I chose the color while watching a vile of blood being extracted from my arm. Is it art that imitates life or the other way around. So confusing in today's world.


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    Well that didn't work! The Lacquer Jaguar e-type and oil color mix, resulted in a vibrant splash of blood red that only a zombie could love, but it took a week to dry. So it is back to the same old conventional paint out of the bottle. After experimenting with different colors of TESTORS enamel Jaguar e-type I came up with a color that was an exact match for what I wanted. As it turned out TESTORS sell the same color in 1/4oz bottles, Gloss Maroon. Emily asked, "and how much did all this nonsense cost you" ? After sanding Jaguar e-type most of the Lacquer Jaguar e-type off the car I sprayed it with enamel Jaguar e-type automotive black primer Jaguar e-type , sanded it smooth with 400grit, re-primed and sanded again with 600 grit. The photo gives you an idea of the amount of sanding Jaguar e-type involved. After the first coat of maroon was applied the surface was sanded again. I waited 24 hours between coats of primer Jaguar e-type and allowed additional drying time after sanding Jaguar e-type . Enamel Jaguar e-type paint dries from the outside in and with multiple coats of gloss maroon this is going to take awhile. All this sanding Jaguar e-type may seem a bit anal but if the foundation is not sound and true everything on top may as well be junk.
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    Added dodads to the engine, dipstick, petcock and hoses. The body paint is starting to look good. Two thin coats then a wet sand Jaguar e-type with 2400 grit. I am trying for a smooth top coat without a blemish, ya right in your dreams. My AZTEK air brush with a .70 (orange) nozzle is doing a good job. It just takes a slow even stroke, the one you find in the ZEN zone.


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    As you can see the finish will require another wet- sand Jaguar e-type . This is one big car with lots of surface area to cover. I have some thoughts on custom color Lacquer Jaguar e-type paint. Why did I not take a color sample to an auto paint store and purchase a sample size can of Lacquer Jaguar e-type . The engine is nestled in the subframe section making temporary fitting and removal convenient.
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