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Old 04-11-2016, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sepecat Jaguar GR1, 2 Sqn, RAF Laarbruch, West Germany, 1987


A "classic" model from Corgi and in a grey green two tone camo I like. It's the type of scheme I picture whenever I think of the Jaguar.

The tooling is quite an old one and as expected a few panel gaps can be immediately seen. Landing gear doesn't look refined and again likely to be because of the period the model was first produced. Having said that, overall accuracy of the model appears reasonably good. Forward part of the fuselage doesn't look quite right and I know the cockpit coarming should be painted black. Although Corgi did go to the trouble of painting the inside of the intakes black. Then of course there is the pilot sitting too low in the cockpit.

The finish of the model is good with no QC issues I can see. Nose gear did have an issue as the wheel fell off. A recce pod is included and filing of the pegs was needed before it would fit. This is the only optional ordnance as nothing else is included and the wing tanks are fixed. Canopy doesn't open and the only moving part are the tailplanes. Gear wheels can roll except the nose one on mine.

Parts are included for a gear up option as well as a stand for in flight display. Due to where the stand fits it does mean you cannot have the recce pod installed as well.

The model is a limited edition of 1000. Overall verdict is it's a nice model considering its age and the mold probably needs updating. For now it's good enough for anyone wanting an 80's Jag in their collection.













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Terrific pictures, thanks for sharing!
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Nice review! I think this is actually one of Corgi's more interestying moulds. I have AA35401 the 6sq GR1A (which looks a bit tighter around the nose than yours) and AA35405 the 41sq T2, which also is very good.

What I like more about this one than the 6sq, is that it doesnt have the lines spoiled by the overwing Sidewinder missiles. Although accurate, it doesn't look very nice to me.
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Thanks for the review. Some of these older Corgi models like this one still look good today - even though they are not as detailed as the more recent ones.

One thing is certain though, they do have a solid feel about them.

Love the green and gray scheme... would make a nice companion to my Corgi RAF Tornado in the same scheme.
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Nice review! I think this is actually one of Corgi's more interestying moulds. I have AA35401 the 6sq GR1A (which looks a bit tighter around the nose than yours) and AA35405 the 41sq T2, which also is very good.

What I like more about this one than the 6sq, is that it doesnt have the lines spoiled by the overwing Sidewinder missiles. Although accurate, it doesn't look very nice to me.
actually been looking for one of those recently! didn't realize there was a second cameo version. both look fine to me! if you see either one for sale anywhere, please let me know!

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if you see either one for sale anywhere, please let me know!

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Corgi should make a few more anyway in these colours and modify the nose a bit to make French Jags as well.
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Thanks guys, glad you liked the review. Certainly has been a few comments asking for more Jag's from Corgi.
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Had one of these once upon a time, a nice little model and one of Corgi's better offerings IMO, they are a tiny little bird though, that's for sure.
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Nice review of the Jaguar, I remember that Hasegawa 1:72 use to produce them in plastic kits...
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