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Arizona Jaguar E-Type 1/8
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    1. Kit: , by (Established Member) FineModelCars is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 04-16-13 Build Revisions: Never  
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      During my last USA hoilday trip to Arizona, i saw this E-Type. It was marked by the sun and the sand Arizona Jaguar E-Type 1/8 . The paint was bleached out and the primer Arizona Jaguar E-Type 1/8 comes out. The E-Type was a daily driver and the mechanics worked good.
      I asked the owner to sell me the Roadster. He did it for 11,900$.
      I brought it to the harbour and shiped it right to hamburg.
      Reaching old Germany, I started the restauration.
      Here are the pics from before:












      After the restauration I'm gonna show some more pics.
      Greetings Karsten
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    Nice modelcar
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    Karsten, Yours is in much better shape than what I started with. Mine was completely disassembled in 17 boxes and assorted sub assemblies with holes in the body you could put your leg through.

    Here is what it looks like now. You have an adventure ahead! I am still married to the same wife as well.

    Ken

    1962 OTS Series I #876529 Built January 1962 delivered to New York city dealership. All numbers match and is registered with the Heritage Trust in England.

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    Ouuuph!! I am so glad, that you still own your XKE, Ken. For some months, I thought you desperated house, wife, family, dog and the most beautiful car in the world, to live a life of peace in an Amish community to build horse-driven carriages for the rest of our life....(Here Dan, has the song to played in: "Do not forsake me, oh my Darling")
    So it's time to carry on with the Jaguar, want to see it!!!

    Thank you in advance
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    Michael, No I am still at home working away on projects when not at full time job. Right now I am deeply into the Allerton build and getting ready to be at the NAMES show this Saturday in Detroit showing my models and selling my book in the Sherline booth as I did last year. This is truly a great show to see what is happening in the world of model engineering. The Jaguar is on the back burner for now and hopefully some day I will get back to it.

    I really enjoy the challenge of the model building process and problem solving regardless of the subject matter. So far the only subject matter I have not yet done so far is figures; but never say never. I once considered doing a medieval knight in armor made in aluminum and highly polished and then something else came along.

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    You need to build horses for the Allerton Ken.
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  6. Looks like you fooled Ken!
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Ken, do you have pics from before the restauration?


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    Karsten,

    Not anymore they disappeared in one of our moves. Nice job on photographing the model. I have built two of the Monogram kits years ago and have commented before on this site about the fact that they could have done a much better job on the details had whoever built the prototype kit had seen a real car. The obvious errors are the header tank, exhaust manifolds and cam covers and I could go on.

    Like I said mine came in 17 boxes and sub assemblies so it really was a 1:1 Arizona Jaguar E-Type 1/8 kit. I think I have every book ever printed on the Series 1 and a couple that are very rare.

    I will check around when I get a chance and see if I have any old photos still left when I get a chance.

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    Good gravy! He fooled me also. Can I blame the painkillers?
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    I have added one more detail, the frame joint.
    It's brazed out of brass and looks like the original.
    Check it by yourself and let me know what you think about it.
    Greetings Karsten





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  13. Nice weathering Arizona Jaguar E-Type 1/8 job on that I would add more grime around the suspension parts, and chew up the "ears" on the knockoffs. A lot of those got removed with steel hammers, and the brass gets dented easily.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    What so you mean by "chew up ears"??


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