[collectibles] Model Jags

Hi All,

Jim here, in SW Louisiana. I own three antique Jaguars: '73 XJ12,
a '65 S-Type, and a '52 Mark VII. I am unable to find a decent
scale model - die-cast, plastic, or otherwise - of ANY of the
three. Any leads would be appreciated!

Regards,–
Jim - 1973 XJ12 S1, 1965 3.8S MOD, 1952 Mk VII
Vinton, LA, United States
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In reply to a message from JimMk7+3.8S sent Mon 27 Feb 2006:

Hey Jim.
I have been after a 1960�s S-type model for ages� I spoke to a
collector at a show and he said there was only one model made of an
S-type, I can�t remember who he said it was made by. He said they
are about �40-�60 for an average condition model.
I think the only way to make a S-type dinky would be to buy a MK2
and a 420 and use my dremel multi to cut them both in half and join
them together… Much like Jaguar did!!!
I search Ebay everyday for the word S-type and have never come
across any models� Other then the pewter jobbies�. Maybe I need to
change my search�–
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a '65 S-Type, and a '52 Mark VII. I am unable to find a decent


Its a 3.8 67’ S-Type if you’re asking…
UK - South, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Lusstor sent Mon 27 Feb 2006:

well look e here;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triang-Spot-On-276-Jaguar-S-Type-restored-
LHD_W0QQitemZ7009800304QQcategoryZ56355QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZ
ViewItem

*eats his words and changes his search…–
Its a 3.8 67’ S-Type if you’re asking…
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In reply to a message from JimMk7+3.8S sent Mon 27 Feb 2006:

Milestone’s ‘‘Gems and Cobwebs’’ series has a whole range of
Jaguar scale models. See the manufacturer’s website at:
http://www.modelcars.co.uk/mile/mileston/index.html
then click on ‘‘Milestone Products’’
and then click on ‘‘Gems and Cobwebs’’.
Note that there is a whole series of pages there.

Milestone is a ‘‘white metal’’ manufacturer: these models are
always very expensive (and heavy) but this manufacturing
process allows much smaller series than e.g. the diecast
process. So for most ‘‘rare’’ cars this is your only option.–
Hendrik-Jan Thomassen
Nijmegen, Netherlands
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In reply to a message from Hendrik-Jan Thomassen sent Tue 28 Feb 2006:

Hendrik, hi

Wow, they look like some good models. they even had two S-types!

�68 is pretty steep. but they do look good!

luss–
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then click on ‘‘Milestone Products’’


Its a 3.8 67’ S-Type if you’re asking…
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In reply to a message from Lusstor sent Wed 1 Mar 2006:

Actually, Milestone with its typical 65 Pound price tag is
one of the cheapest White Metal brands. Prices between 100
and 200 Pounds are very common amongst their competitors,
and (much) higher prices do occur as well. Milestone is not
my favourite, and the remark about the ‘‘potato’’ leaper made
by one of the earlier posters pretty well describes my
feeling about them.

I have listed them because they just have the largest choice
of classic Jag saloons, including a few that were asked for
by the initial poster of this thread.

Just to give an impression about how refinement can get a
lot better when prices get (a lot) higher:
http://www.kandrreplicas.co.uk/Jags.htm
or this overview of the (no more existent) Pathfinder brand:
Pathfinder Models

I got into this hobby myself because I like the Daimler
DS420 (limo and hearse) scale models, and Milestone indeed
has a DS420 hearse (which, for reasons unknown to me, they
call a Sovereign). Here is my collection:
Daimler DS420 Scale model cars

enjoy,
Hendrik-Jan–
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�68 is pretty steep. but they do look good!


Hendrik-Jan Thomassen
Nijmegen, Netherlands
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In reply to a message from Hendrik-Jan Thomassen sent Wed 1 Mar 2006:

Hendrik, I did like Daimler Hearse models. They look so good.
There is something very cool about a Daimler hearse.

So are you saying the cheaper �65 models are supplied as a painted
model? Or can you buy the kit for less and paint it yourself?

My Jag is red so I would rather paint and make it myself.–
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call a Sovereign). Here is my collection:
Daimler DS420 Scale model cars


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In reply to a message from Lusstor sent Thu 2 Mar 2006:

First of all: my apologies for a typo in one of the above
URL’s. The K&R one should read:

As you can see there, this manufacturer gives you the choice
between buying a kit, or buying a pre-built model. There is
an enormous price difference between the two options.
Another large White Metal manufacturer is SMTS in Hastings.
If you look at their website http://www.smtsmodels.co.uk/
(go to the ‘‘Catalogue’’ section) you also see that they offer
both kits and pre-built. Milestone Miniatures sells
pre-built models only (for their �65 GBP price tag) as far
as I know. But you can always ask… Here is another example
of a prestigeous White Metal manufacturer who only sells
pre-built: http://www.midlanticmodels.com/ So, it depends
on the manufacturer whether you have a choice. And some even
do ‘‘special orders’’.

I would not recommend to try to re-paint an already built
model, since you can not take it apart sufficiently to do a
proper spray job. However, I am not an expert in this field
so somebody more knowledgeable might tell you otherwise.

Hendrik-Jan–
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So are you saying the cheaper �65 models are supplied as a painted
model? Or can you buy the kit for less and paint it yourself?


Hendrik-Jan Thomassen
Nijmegen, Netherlands
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In reply to a message from Hendrik-Jan Thomassen sent Thu 2 Mar 2006:

Hi Guys!

Check out this great game - www.organ-ise.org.uk - it’s highly
addictive but
also has a serious message behind it.

Also, you can be in with a chance of winning the retro
classic ‘Operation’
game!

Let me know how you get on!

Rx–
rosros
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