Originally Posted by terry.sc
Jaguar XJR12 by McAllister Racing for wide Pro10 chassis (and Nissan GTP)
Jaguar XJR14 by Blade Racing for Tamiya F103 and Group C chassis
The mcallister Jag is an XJR8/9. The XJR12 had the intakes on the sides rather on the engine cover. That was my first body for my 10L 20-some years ago when my dad and I started racing. He painted it up in the Silk Cut livery. I wish it hadn't been thrown out years ago, it was really a work of art. I want to replicate it soon, but I need to figure out what chassis to run it on and a way to make the decals (patto's place makes nice stuff, but I'm not paying $70+ for a sheet of decals).
Is there anywhere stateside to buy the blade racing XJR-14? The price is decent until they charge you $17 shipping per body (when they could easily nest them together in the same package). That's probably the closest replica I've seen- all the others have always looked wonky. I still have the HPI XJR-14 for my 12L and it looks decent from the windshield forward, but from the radiator inlets (which are too small) back it's nothing like the Jag. I did a crap paint job on it since I was like 13 at the time (silk cut livery) so I may try stripping it and redoing it in the bud light livery.
I have a special interest in that car, really. It was my favorite car growing up, but I only ever got to see it turn about 10 laps in anger at Road America in 1992, where Davy Jones broke a wheel going through the carousel in practice and wrote the car off before the race.
I've even considered making my own mold to pull bodies from. I did an F1 body when I was in high school for an art project that turned out surprisingly well, so I know I could do it. I've also thought about making molds of the Eagle MK3, the XJR10/16 since associated doesn't make theirs anymore, and maybe try a backpour of the 235mm pro-line RX792P I still have somewhere. I like bodies that don't
have the wings molded in. It's more of a pain to attach them, but they look so much better.
Either way, I love these cars. Group C/GTP was always cooler than F1 to me.