Monday, January 5, 2015

Lesney #32b-Jaguar E Type Restoration 4

Hey everybody! I've got one more custom to share with you, and then I'm all caught up with projects to share unfortunately. The cold is really setting in here... I love winter but dang does it put a damper on the diecast fun! Oh well. That being the case, you'll be seeing some changes going on around here. The blog will be shifting a bit from focusing on customs and restorations, to diecast as a whole. I'll be featuring more of my favorites from my collection, and who knows what else! Hopefully you enjoyed my "Postflight Briefing" column. For those that don't know, I'm a pilot, and go by "MBXPilot" on many of the forums. So I may sneak in an aviation reference or two from time to time.

Anyways, onto the pictures! I love Jaguars, and the Lesney E Type is no different. This is my 4th custom E Type, and definitely one of my favorites. I got it looking like this, 2 wheels and all...

A pretty sad sight indeed...

But with a set or rear wheels, and a coat of the same paint as my most recent Ferrari restoration, it was looking sharp in no time!!

Hope you like it! Leave a comment if you do!


  1. Do you ever "enhance" the cars by painting more detail like tail lights or headlights?

    1. Oh yeah I absolutely do. There just isn't much casting detail on this model to allow for that. I usually paint the headlights silver, but you wouldn't even notice on this one haha.