Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:41 pm

So far, so good! :)
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Post by Jager » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:46 am

Jean B wrote:and will spray on the metallic tomorrow.
I'll come back tomorrow then :D .
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Post by Jean B. » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:42 pm

DeadCanDanceR wrote:So far, so good! :)
The farther, the better ;) ? Painting has been completed, the AlClad "Bright Silver Candy Base" had been sprayed on in several, very thin layers, and finally a layer of AlClad Clear Gloss:

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It's not the usual "silver", but I love the very fine and elegant luster which seems to be very similar to the original metallic paints visible on the period pics.

Time to finish the tiny parts, today the steering wheel:

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by Tom » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:26 pm

Paint and steering wheel look great!
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:49 pm

That steering wheel is a simple but great example of your talent. ;)
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Post by Jean B. » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:51 pm

@Jager: we missed each other by a few seconds, didn't we...
@Tom & Julio: ...and of course the steering wheel can be turned :D

Interior has been painted brown:

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...gear lever, handbrake and pedals are mounted:

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persenning:

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(what a mess to fix the "pipings"... :evil: )

And the licence plates with taillights:

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Post by Jean B. » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:03 pm

The dashboard:

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The running boards:

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And the tail (please pay attention to the strap holders of the persenning :) ):

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:00 pm

When it's done it'll be the best model of this car ever made.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:12 pm

It's looking great! ;)
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Post by Jager » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:40 pm

Love the work on the dash Jean. I wish more model manufacturers followed your example.
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Post by Ralf B. » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:45 pm

Well, another demonstration that you are among the best customizers / builders.
You're on the way to the top, Jean.
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Post by ghosthunter » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:56 am

I have been following Jean's posts of his amazing builds and all credit to his ability to use the right materials and visualize what he has to do for creating realism and that is one of the tricks, knowing what you can use to give your models that sense of realism and fine detail.

The patience of a Saint and steady hands will also help... :D

I am very tempted to show my rebuild of a 43rd scale Franklin Mint Silver Ghost!

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Post by Tom » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:07 pm

Juist do it! We love these threads...

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Post by Jean B. » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:25 pm

Tom wrote:When it's done it'll be the best model of this car ever made.
I hardly dare to admit that I wasn't convinced at the beginning, because the Jaguar SS100 is - in my opinion - not so very exciting. But: In Germany we say "Der Appetit kommt beim Essen", the appetite increases while eating ;)
DeadCanDanceR wrote:It's looking great! ;)
Thank you, very kind!
Jager wrote:Love the work on the dash Jean. I wish more model manufacturers followed your example.
Well, I think I've found the right technique to do it. Perhaps I should make a small tutorial "how to", shouldn't I?
Ralf B. wrote:Well, another demonstration that you are among the best customizers / builders.
You're on the way to the top, Jean.
:oops: You know, I can't deal with compliments...
ghosthunter wrote:I am very tempted to show my rebuild of a 43rd scale Franklin Mint Silver Ghost!Ghosthunter.
Haven't you already done so a week ago? That Rolls looks great, your way to make the Spirit of Ecstasy is brilliant :o ! But I think there's only one small photo, show more of your work, please!

Well, and now, my friends, the Jag is completed. It was a fine day today, and everything has found its place :) . As always, have a look at the preview:

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Some nicer photos will follow later. Tuesday is always my busiest day in a week, so give me some time, please :P

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by Tom » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:40 pm

As usual, fantastic!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:22 pm

Tom wrote:As usual, fantastic!
x 2 :)
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Post by stewil » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:11 pm

Jean,
I love the appropriately worn look of the spare. What a nice touch.
Are the four working tires on the car ribbed or bald like the spare?
Another wonderful enhancement of a rather mundane model due to your special touch. Bravo!
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Post by Jager » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:29 am

Jean B. wrote:Some nicer photos will follow later. Tuesday is always my busiest day in a week, so give me some time, please :P
Looking forward to seeing some more pictures Jean, especially some under "white" light to better show off the silver paintwork.
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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:58 am

Excellent. Look forward to further pics.

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by David MG » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:42 am

I don't want to do this, truly I don't,,, but SS100s had there dashboards painted body colour :shock:
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Post by GBOAC002 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:07 am

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by Batman » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:57 pm

Stunning work!!! Well done!!!

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:53 am

Tom wrote:As usual, fantastic!
DeadCanDanceR wrote:x 2 :)
Batman wrote:Stunning work!!! Well done!!!
Thank you so much!
stewil wrote:Jean, I love the appropriately worn look of the spare. What a nice touch.
Are the four working tires on the car ribbed or bald like the spare? Another wonderful enhancement of a rather mundane model due to your special touch. Bravo!
No, they are "bald". This is because I used the standard wheels and tires made by TinWizard, they're "born this way". I usually rub the tires with finest steel wool to make them a little bit less glossy, that's all. In the future I will more often (or even everytime?) make my own tires, with some profile on the treads.
Jager wrote:Looking forward to seeing some more pictures Jean, especially some under "white" light to better show off the silver paintwork.
reeft1 wrote:Excellent. Look forward to further pics.
Hope you'll be satisfied with the following pictures!
David MG wrote:I don't want to do this, truly I don't,,, but SS100s had there dashboards painted body colour :shock:
GBOAC002 wrote::?
That was my first idea, too. But: I found no single vintage photo with a coloured dashboard, but the following one:

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So I think it's reasonable to have it done this way ;) .

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Re: Jaguar SS100 Roadster by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:54 am

And now, as the grand finale for this time, the slide show. Lay back and enjoy! :P

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