Twin Engine GB ESCI 1/48th Scale Jaguar GR.1 FINISHED

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Twin Engine GB ESCI 1/48th Scale Jaguar GR.1 FINISHED

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Well this is my entry for this group build. On inspection it doesn't appear to be that bad a kit it does have some raised panel lines but as there are not to many pieces so I don't think it will take me long to knock together. It will be finished in Desert pink and represent one of the Jaguar force in operation Granby in 1990 - 91.

So on with the box art and a shot of the sprue.

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IMG_0021 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

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IMG_0024 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

Well the fuselage halves interior have been sprayed and joined together and the wings have also been glued.

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IMG_0215 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

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IMG_0217 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

I then offered the wings to the fuselage for a dry fit and they don't seem to bad but it will need a small amount of work to rectify the gaps

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IMG_0219 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

Until the next time.

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Re: Twin Engine GB ESCI 1/48th Scale Jaguar GR.1

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Looking forward to this mate. :snack:

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It's a Jag , therefore this will be awesome ! :clap:

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Thanks Alan

BFA wrote:It's a Jag , therefore this will be awesome ! :clap:


No pressure then hey. :biggrin:

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Well progress has been a bit on the slow side but i have found the time to post an update.

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IMG_0222 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

Well after a little bit of filling and some sanding i added the canopy and proceeded to spray with undercoat

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IMG_0223 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

I then added some pre shading

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IMG_0226 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

Then came the nightmare i sprayed it with Hannants Xtracrylix desert pink and i have always had trouble spraying these paints for some reason or another. To thick , To thin , Spidering , Splattering and finally a clogged up air brush but after some cursing and swearing i managed to get it done but in the process i seem to have lost my pre shading.

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IMG_0230 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

The picture appears to show the colour a bit brighter than it actually is.

Until the next time thanks for looking.

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Although I like the Xtracrylix range, I have the same problems as you mate when it comes to thinning them.

But, at least you are progressing your build mate, which is more than I can say.

Well done. :up:

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Looks good mate! I do like a Jag :smile: How would you rate this compared to the Airfix version? First impressions seem to be this has needed a bit of work?

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Looking good Doug, but I will be keeping an eye on it lol :lol:

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I built this kit about 8 maybe 9 years ago and I'll say.... Your doing a better job of it then I ever did. Well done!

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Craig wrote:Looks good mate! I do like a Jag :smile: How would you rate this compared to the Airfix version? First impressions seem to be this has needed a bit of work?


This is the first Jaguar that i have built Craig so i can't comment on the Airfix version but a friend of mine has built the Airfix kit and he has made a smashing job of it with open panels as if it is in maintenance.

He also has the Kitty Hawk kit in his stash so it will be interesting to see how the 3 compare :grin:

Fumbles wrote:I built this kit about 8 maybe 9 years ago and I'll say.... Your doing a better job of it then I ever did. Well done!


Thanks Fumbles

Almost done now. Will try to get some shots up in a day or 2.

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You've got so far with this mate, please tell me you will get it finished on time? :sweat:

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Deacon wrote:You've got so far with this mate, please tell me you will get it finished on time? :sweat:



No need to worry Alan i finished it about 2 weeks ago but due to work and doing some travelling :whistle: I have only just managed to take some photos today.

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Well i enjoyed this build apart from the raised panel lines and i had a small problem with the nose art decal which is nothing to do with me. :lol:
The nose art decal comes in 2 halves, A coloured bottom halve and a black top halve so i applied the bottom half and let it dry and then when i went to add the top half i noticed that the arms didn't match up so that is why Johnny Fartpants has 3 arms.

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IMG_1366 by Newdawn images, on Flickr

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Well i hope that you guys like it and until the next time happy modelling

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Nice job mate, looks like that wasn't the easiest of builds! I don't think I'll be trading in my Airfix one just yet! :hide:

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Thanks Craig. I will be interested to see how the Airfix jag goes together.

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Well done mate, lovely result. :clap:

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Very nice Doug, you have made a good job out of a not so good kit well done mate :clap: :clap:

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Deacon wrote:Well done mate, lovely result. :clap:


Thanks Alan

jaguar54 wrote:Very nice Doug, you have made a good job out of a not so good kit well done mate :clap: :clap:


Thanks Paul much appreciated

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