Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon
Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:58 AM
turning to some explorations on doing up the body.... I was looing at how it was going last night and decided to take it apart and do a few changes...Not sure if it will be worth it but I like it.
Just adds a few more minutes to the build time is all........................
Thanks for the comments and encouragement..
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:17 AM
I will be doing opening doors on this one. After some exploring the methods to do it i think it will be just fine. It will involve a new way of building the can and some new ideas will have to be implimented but I think i have them worked out,
Edited by kennb, 03 April 2013 - 05:18 AM.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:15 AM
another with the body assembled a little further........................................ Will post more on the doors later,
Again thanks for the comments and watching the build......
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:22 PM
This build is getting stupidly awesome. The doors look amazing. I can't wait to see the secret to those door hinges.
I'm expecting to see working window cranks and door locks on this Kenn.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:14 AM
Sheets of plastic came yesterday.......I broke it down to 24 20"x12" pieces for easier storage.
I had the sides paritially assembled before I decided to have opening doors. So I cut the doors out of the sides.
I have a unique hinging system,,,,but I have no clue what it is yet. for the mock up I used masking tape.........................
Thanks for watching and commenting......remember if you see something I can do better let me know.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:49 AM
Doors are framed out and the window sill is installed,,,then the interior panel is installed, the interior finish will be put on later as are the wood window frames.
The rear fender is roughed out and clips hold it in place.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:47 PM
The front fenders are a pain, this is the 3rd go at one and finally if came out close to right...............
Thanks for the comment Anne....all are appreciated...I know people think it is going the right direction that way.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:47 PM
This build makes me feel like a caveman. Next level stuff for sure!
Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:34 PM
Door hinges have been a problem since I have never done anything like this before. Why do they have to open anyway?
To adjust the door slides on the pin as it opens to clear the rear door....The doors slide off easily for taking photos inside and painting. I can do the interior after the car is totally assembled or change it at will....
Very elegant,,,simple,,,easy,and foolproof.........................................
Thanks to all those watching along and commenting on the build.....................
Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:45 AM
The way I am building this car is far different from the previous as you can see. Now I am setting up the interior since it will be built in as I go. There is no "interior tub" but it is built like the real car. right into the structure as the car is built. Most things will be removable untill final assemble but they are build to fit the space I have. I am also thinking how the fiber optics will play into the interior. I know I want lights in the dash but do I want other interior lighting and where and how is that to be done.I do have some voids that I can run cable and I will have a lot under the floor, inside the firewall, in the roof panel. Do I want some floor lighting under the seats???or a dome light, or in the center pilars?....I am still working that out but have to be thinking about how it is going to be done.
I enjoy hearing from those following along and hope that along the way I share some little thing you can use in your cars......Thanks for following along.
Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:01 AM
Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:05 AM
Kenn...your totally scratch build all plastic builds are amazing! and you make it look so easy on top of it. Thanks for sharing them step by step with us all.
Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:59 AM
I follow all your builds and I'm simply blown away with the craftsmanship of your builds. This is going to be another knock out jus' like your MG's. Anymore on the Buick?
Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:09 AM
Thank you for the comments and following my builds. The Buick is on hiatis,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I was not satisfied with how it was going and need to rethink a few things on it, It might return later
Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:45 AM
I have been working on the removable roof today....The seam will be covered by the drip ril and accross the back will be covered by the belt banding that goes around the back.
Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:18 AM