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Since the beggining, when I bought my Bburago Jaguar E-Type FHC that I thought it was a good basis for a nice model (specially for who can't afford the AutoArt). The chosmetic works I was to operate in this already beautiful lady were more or less these:

- Interior detailing (including paiting the dashboard flat black, a new color for seats and remaining upholstery, carpet application on the floor and trunk, add an ignition key, change the gearshift knob, change the pedals, add seatbelts, chrome the steering sheel centre and paint the handle in order to mimic wood, etc.);

- Engine detailing (paint the engine block satin black, aluminium crankcase, golden engine head, black exhaust manifolds and aluminium intake ports, correction of the mould marks where I welded the separated parts, replacement of the radiator for another donated by a AutoArt Maybach 62, inclusion of wiring harnesses, piping and all other mechanical elements missing, replace the battery for a new more realistic one I got from Légende, etc.);

- Painting the chassis and engine-side firewall on the body colour and correcting the suspension mouldings and paint them aluminium, etc.;

- Replacement of the original oversized wheels for a set from a Maisto Jaguar Mk 2;

- Detailing the bottom of the car, rear suspension mounting frame and differential, inclusion of brake lines, replacement the rear double spring-damper assemblies for real coil springs, etc.);

- Detailing the side indicators and tail lights;

- Fabrication of the chrome trim around the windows, inclusion of a chrome rim around the headlights, correct coloring and detailing of the headlights (including a pair of new spotlights from Légende) and the inclusion of photoetched triple windshield wiper blades;

- Everything else that poped up to my mind during the process!

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Wow you did it you really made the old Jag shines. The bburago Jag was one of the first 1/18 i owned and i let it go years ago as the model was too crude and lacks basic details and i was never a good modder to tinkle the Jag myself. I always believe that a talented guy would be able to turn this into a beautiful swan and sir you have done exactly that.
 

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From what I see, the door panels have just enough of a gap to add side windows, too. If you like the look, of course. I usually cut transparent plastic, for example binding covers, and simply place them between the door and the panel. It holds them quite easily and very well and keeps most of the dust out of the interior.
 

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This reminds nothing of a Bburago any more. I have the roadster version since I was I think 10 and did some upgrades on it, but you just took it to another level. The wired wheels are just spot on. Have you tought about white walls? I used a Maisto 65 Corvette Stingray tires for my AUTOart e-type serie 3 and it made a big difference. Overall you get a 10/10 from me and nice pictures aswell!!! Giovanni
 

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This reminds nothing of a Bburago any more. I have the roadster version since I was I think 10 and did some upgrades on it, but you just took it to another level. The wired wheels are just spot on. Have you tought about white walls? I used a Maisto 65 Corvette Stingray tires for my AUTOart e-type serie 3 and it made a big difference. Overall you get a 10/10 from me and nice pictures aswell!!! Giovanni
Thank you! In fact I hadn't thought about white wall tyres, that might be a very nice idea! Gotta find a donor of which tyres would fit these wheels...
 

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Ah, I understand. Makes total sense
Btw, I love the color of the interior. It's soo cool
 

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Hi Jaoa,
Superb!

Since I started with diecast cars my interest has been purely focused on Ferraris. This thread has convinced me I should have an E Type and that the Bburago model is a good base to start from.
Cheers,
Peter
 
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