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Best paint to use for optional painted parts on E-Type Jag Options
SteveM
#1 Posted : 11 October 2018 17:36:21

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Greetings...I've just started building my E-type and notice that some parts can be painted for added authenticity.
Can anyone recommend the best type or brand of paint for this model?
Also, a part that is supposed to snap onto another part doesn't stay fixed on and will need glueing on.
What's the best glue to use that won't attack the plastic?
Many thanks in advance,
Steve
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#2 Posted : 11 October 2018 18:03:35

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The plastics used are a very hard ABS kind and normal polystyrene cement doesn't work very well.
Good old Cyano (Superglue) is very good.

Any kind of enamel paints such as Humbrol work well.
For larger parts, I use Halfords rattle cans.
You can even get the genuine Jaguar body colour from them if you want to paint the underside of the model which comes as black components.

Roy.
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#3 Posted : 11 October 2018 18:23:53

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Many thanks Roy...I was a bit wary of using superglue but I'll give it a shot. Hopefully there won't be too many parts that don't snap together as they should,
Steve
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#4 Posted : 11 October 2018 18:34:15

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There's virtually nothing needing any glue.
The parts all either screw together or are a firm push-fit.
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#5 Posted : 11 October 2018 19:57:07

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Welcome to the forum SteveBigGrin you have chosen a great kit, look forward to hopefully seeing some pics of your build as it progresses.

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#6 Posted : 11 October 2018 20:56:04

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Thanks for the welcome guys.
I needed to glue the horn button to the steering wheel. Despite it being meant to be a push fit it just wouldn't take so I had to glue it in place. Hopefully there won't be more.
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BigGrin Welcome to the forum and enjoy your build as for paint any good acrylics will do the job, Vallejo arcylics are designed for being brush paintedCool
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Welcome to the forum Steve, hope you enjoy your stay with us..... Also hope we get the chance to see your work on this one, would look forward to seeing your progress....Cool Cool

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#9 Posted : 12 October 2018 23:13:53

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Welcome to the forum. BigGrin

Look forward to seeing your build.

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#10 Posted : 12 October 2018 23:43:03

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I started the build yesterday and have a few parts assembled so far. I've identified the parts to paint so I'll do those in one hit then have a go at one of the wheels. Still trying to get my head round the difference between the 2 & 3 spoke methods. Here's what I've done so far...
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BigGrin Hi Steve

You need to resize your pictures to 600 x 400 pixels then theyb will show up on the forum.

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