Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Jaguar XK120 Alpine Rally 1951 Appleyard Hand built available RL113FM Ian Appleyard’s XK120, registration NUB120, was one of the best known of the early cars and worked very hard being used for races, rallies and as a road car. This kit is rather behind the other XK120 roadsters from SMTS as the body is subtly different with louvres on the bonnet and wire wheels. The latter are pre-assembled with separate etched spinners and there are also a few etched parts for bonnet straps, wipers, rally plates and a pre-shaped radiator grille. The decals in our sample included numbers for the 1950, 51 and 53 Alpine rallies (all of which Appleyard won) but only the middle one can be accurately made straight from the box, the bonnet being slightly different in 1950 and the registration number NUB 120 having been replaced by RUB 120 in 1953. No decal placement illustrations are included, so you will need to find event photos, which is not difficult.
Reasonably well cast white metal kits that build with ease. Open wheeled subjects usually accurate, road cars not always so. With hand-built models again single seaters usually better. Made in England.
Jaguar XK120 model by SMTS
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