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Clifford Read
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A couple of years ago DeAgostini had a half price 'Black Friday' sale and my brother and I pulled the trigger on one of these 1/8 scale kits as a complete set (rather than getting two years of installments). It builds into a very nice model with perhaps the best wire wheels I've seen on any model. They did, however, take almost a complete day to assemble each wheel. The display case did not come with the model.

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John Kuvakas
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Most impressive! What was so complicated about the wheels? Did you have to assemble the individual spokes?

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Clifford Read
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Most impressive! What was so complicated about the wheels? Did you have to assemble the individual spokes?

Yes, the spokes were tedious and as you got towards the last few spokes, it became more difficult to avoid the whole bunch from trying to escape from the rim and hub.  Towards the end of DeAgostini's original subscription version (where the purchaser would receive an incremental package of parts and instructions every couple of weeks, they came up with a simpler spoke assembly but it wasn't quite as accurate as the original, more difficult (tedious) version, so I felt compelled to carry on with the tedious version. The beautiful wire wheels were one of the main reasons that my brother and I decided to purchase the complete kit in the first place.


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John Kuvakas
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@clifford-read, you are a man of infinite patience, my friend. The model is stunning.

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Gavin
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agreed...that has to be the best model of an E-Type I've ever seen.


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David Green
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Wow Clifford. I am really impressed with this. I wondered about getting it but the spread out of parts over a significant period put me off, as did the final cumulative price. You did well.

I have built the in 1/8th scale plastic kits by both Tamiya and Monogram, both older kits admittedly, but they are not a patch on this one. The Tamiya was slightly better than the Monogram but quite a bit more expensive. Wheels while OK, were not up to Pocher standards, or DeAgostini either, I think.


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Marty Johnson
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This is very cool.  I didn't know Deagostini did an XKE.  Lacing wire wheels is probably the most difficult task I've ever encountered building a model car.  I've only done it once and that was with a Pocher Mercedes 500K.  I vowed it would be my last and I've lived up to the promise too! LOL! 

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Ken Spear
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Absolutely gorgeous!!


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Harrison Miniature Auto Museum
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Impressive as usual! 


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That is truly a magnificent model and as Gavin said, best I have ever seen of the Jag coupe.

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