Piero de Santis
6 Squadron, RAF Coltishall, United Kingdom
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This is the first time that I have shared my hobby on the Internet,
but I hope it is not the last!
The model I chose for my debut is a Sepecat Jaguar GR.3 from 6
Squadron RAF, based at Coltishall in the United Kingdom. I like the
Jaguar, as I like all "mud-movers".
They might not be premium fighters in the category of the F-14, F-15
or Flankers, but I think they look very "military" in any
I based this modelling project on the Airfix 1/48 scale Jaguar GR.1A.
This is not a state-of-the-art injection moulded kit, but it is a good
basis for a detailing project such as this. It is also the only British
Jaguar in this scale, and it is very rare to find one in the shops these
Today there are a many detail sets to improve the Airfix kit, and I
used several of these including:
extended flap & slats
chaff & flares launchers
wheels and afterburners
These all came from Paragon sets. The instrument panel, tub sidewalls
and seat came from the Neomega set. Cockpit tub came from Hi-Tech set.
Access ladder came from Xtraparts. Many others details were made from
scratch by myself, including the undercarriage bays and legs details,
airbrakes details, FODs, Multi-Functional Display, canopy rails,
extended IFRP and antennas.
Sidewinder missiles came from a Hasegawa Weapons set. TIALD pod is a
highly detailed resin item and come from Aardvark Line.
The model was painted using Humbrol Enamels. Dark Sea Grey (164) was
applied to the upper surfaces and Dark Camouflage Grey (156) for the
ECM and Phimat pod are in Medium Sea Grey (165). TIALD pod is in
Bronze Green (75) and Dark Green (163). Sidewinders are in Light Grey
Now, the challenging step - decals. Today, no one produces a complete
decal sheet in 1/48th scale for the RAF aircraft in the current two-tone
grey camouflage. Xtradecal recently introduced a decal sheet for Jaguars
and Tornados. I used this one for the squadron badges, cocades and fin
flashes. Unfortunately, on my decal sheet, the serial numbers are
outlined in white. This is incorrect. The tail code was therefore
sourced from Carpena Decal.
Serial numbers are from dry-transfers. All the stencils on the upper
surfaces are in Dark Camouflage Grey, and all the stencils on the others
surfaces are in Dark Sea Grey. For the stencils in Dark Sea Grey I found
a solution using stencils included in Xtradecal sheet for the
“Saint” Jaguar. For the Dark Camouflage Grey… look at your
Model, Text and Images Copyright ©
2001 by Piero de Santis
Page Created 11 May, 2001
Last Updated 04 June, 2007
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