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Gullwing with blue interior


Katz

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I’ve been working on this since October ‘23, and it’s coming along fairly well.  Here is the chassis. Nothing too special. A bit of weathering, thinned the fan, added hose clamps from Mike Lane. 
I sort of want to lower it slightly since that swing axle cambers in a little more than I’d like even with the body on. At this point, it’s surgery, so I’m still thinking about it.IMG_4020.thumb.jpeg.3203ed12d4f4fe7be5e3442b238385e6.jpegIMG_3666.thumb.jpeg.bd44e4416fdd6dc7d3e4bc0df54419ee.jpegIMG_4020.thumb.jpeg.6f007589af059d3ee8ad6d8fe7cb3ea9.jpeg

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I moved on to the interior.  I went with ink blue and plaid seats. The seats are paper, printed in MacRea of Conchra plaid that seems pretty close to the correct pattern. Added a grey felt tunnel blanket and some rubber floor mats. The carpet is royal blue felt. I got some Jaguar XKE seatbelts from ModelModz even though they aren’t standard for the car (safety first, I guess) and I like them a lot. I am unhappy with the dashboard gauges, and am thinking of making my own. These seem muddy.  IMG_3926.thumb.jpeg.3f80af33323524e71dabd35196b9ab9c.jpegIMG_3949.thumb.jpeg.e7d31870608267a2859e14d875b578e4.jpegIMG_3992.thumb.jpeg.23e07fce27511b6eda4423ac0625b07b.jpegIMG_4026.thumb.jpeg.1e0c63469216bb76c306a4d96f8b0bb5.jpegIMG_3508.thumb.jpeg.0a481584f8a2f4f0a4d573506acad87d.jpeg
IMG_4276.thumb.jpeg.135e1d7836fdcedf1a36df5c41d19677.jpegIMG_4184.thumb.jpeg.3c613aad8e9a263b277c0920783842f1.jpegNot too shabby. 

 

 

 

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Finished the door cards today. Replaced the painted on rivets with pin heads. Did the same on the cabin panels.IMG_4408.thumb.jpeg.c95269e6b48de4824f37a671734f2c29.jpegIMG_4412.thumb.jpeg.997f0c3e3dcbfb9b95596241fae32703.jpegIMG_4378.thumb.jpeg.bfa120751fe7a2c7b17f571032098c27.jpeg

Laid down a little body paint too.  It’s a start…IMG_4407.thumb.jpeg.559463efd990ff1dc25eecd24161a8ba.jpeg

Oh, and I lopped a coil off the rear springs to try to get the camber under control.  Subtle difference, but it’s better.

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hello,

very nice that everything looks so good with just a different color.

You have correctly kept the edges on the door panels in the color of the car.

I don't see any more screws here, did you glue the door panels?

The number of pinheads would be a bit too much for me but the overall picture is still harmonious.

 
 
 
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5 hours ago, keramh said:

hello,

very nice that everything looks so good with just a different color.

You have correctly kept the edges on the door panels in the color of the car.

I don't see any more screws here, did you glue the door panels?

The number of pinheads would be a bit too much for me but the overall picture is still harmonious.

 
 
 

Thanks. I did glue the cards, and filled the holes and seams. Assembly was a bit of a pain considering how the pieces are constructed, but I managed to get it all together. As for the pins, I went with what was printed on the model. I suppose I should have looked up # and placement. Happy-ish overall. 
 

Where did you get your little hex-head screws, btw? They would be great for the hinges. 

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Got a lot done, and am fairly satisfied. Could be better. I did a quick dry fit of the body to chassis and it sits proud, not sure what it’s hanging up on. Thinking it’s the sills, but not sure. They seem to fit ok without the body  IMG_4482.thumb.jpeg.22fdafacb81941911d91bebbcf1aa6dd.jpegIMG_4484.thumb.jpeg.d42d94cfc8af72fc882d860cbf7f2740.jpeg

 Paint and polish, doors hung,  headliner (good thing you can’t really see it), weather stripping, starting on lights. 
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I ordered a new instrument cluster off eBay since my main gauges are so muddy. I hope the new one is better.IMG_4171.thumb.jpeg.820908513b301702b6a6f3bd21075071.jpegMight experiment on this old one to try to illuminate them. Not sure if I can. And, if I can figure it out, the rear license plate lights, too.
I am lighting the front indicators. Can’t believe that didn’t come with the kit. 

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You can see how old this kit is now and how far development has come with the newer kits.

 hope that IXO has eliminated the errors in this silver Eaglemoss kit and that many things are better in the new red one.

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Got the dash back together. The new gauges are much better. Decided not to light it. Why risk it?IMG_4527.thumb.png.88944f6c6a9aa738cd3eeb0c08116053.png

I also got my photo-etched emblems from Alex in Russia (thanks @keramh for the tip). They are beautiful!  Used regular old super glue, and mounted the script on the dash. A huge improvement over the decal.IMG_4554.thumb.jpeg.e3954f6d8647ab08af4e02a1cff86197.jpeg

As soon as the next pack arrives, I’ll paint the trunk lid and install the other emblems. 
Requested new license plate lamps from Agora since the ones I got looked like this. IMG_4523.jpeg.4be3681185f860676b8cbe7ec6ed7fc9.jpeg

The plastic is fortunately a translucent white plastic under that chrome, so illuminating them won’t be hard.
But for now, I wait. 

 

 

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