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#301 John Teresi

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

Hello.......thank you all so very much for your kind comments and for following this build.......I have posted finished pictures in the "Under Glass" section.........thanks,John
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

Another epic build comes to a close! Thanks for allowing us to follow along, John.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:48 PM

Hello.......thank you all so very much for your kind comments and for following this build.......I have posted finished pictures in the "Under Glass" section.........thanks,John
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that thing is gorgeous John!! beautiful work as usual!!

#304 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

Congratulations! I see you made the cover of Modelcars Mag! Way to go!

#305 John Teresi

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:22 AM

Congratulations! I see you made the cover of Modelcars Mag! Way to go!


Mark......thank you!

#306 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:24 AM

Yes, congratulations on the write up, John.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

i am going to keep my eye on this one,

#308 Harry P.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:59 AM

i am going to keep my eye on this one,


Too late. It's over.

It's already been posted "Under Glass."

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:36 AM

Well deserved, John. This is a striking piece.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

John, amazing build. I bought this kit a few months ago and had aspirations of upgrading a few details, but yours is unreal! I actually went and bought the back issue of the magazine your build was in. Amazing work. Question: What kind of mesh did you use for the grille and headlights? And where might I find it?



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:17 PM

just read the entire thread and still sit here speecheless :) just mindblowingly awsome stuff , not only that the shown techniques are a very inspiring addition !!
loved evey page of the thread :)

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

Wow! Awesome!

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#313 John Teresi

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

John, amazing build. I bought this kit a few months ago and had aspirations of upgrading a few details, but yours is unreal! I actually went and bought the back issue of the magazine your build was in. Amazing work. Question: What kind of mesh did you use for the grille and headlights? And where might I find it?

Thanks guys for the kind comments........Peter,I bought the mesh here in Calif. a few years ago.....at "Burbank House Of Hobbies" in Burbank Ca........I`m pretty sure they have a website?........it is thin copper mesh that comes in a square 10 or 12 in x1/2 inch. tube........the mesh rolls out to about 2ft..........and cost around $10.00 if I remember correctly?.......check the website or you can call them at 818 848-3674.......I no longer have the tube so I can`t tell you the brand......but,if you get a hold of them I`m sure they still have some?.......hope this helps.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

That's great! Thanks John!



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:36 AM

Hi John

I have been studying your posts of the Bentley build with great interest.

It really goes to show just what you can do with an elderly kit with a bit of imagination, lateral thinking and an eye for detail.

My own particular interests lie with the older classic cars and I am very impressed with your superb build.

Kind regards

Noel Smith



#316 John Teresi

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:09 AM

Hi John

I have been studying your posts of the Bentley build with great interest.

It really goes to show just what you can do with an elderly kit with a bit of imagination, lateral thinking and an eye for detail.

My own particular interests lie with the older classic cars and I am very impressed with your superb build.

Kind regards

Noel Smith

 

Noel……..thank you so much my friend…….that was very kind of you :)



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

My pleasure John.

 

Just out of interest, Airfix  re released this kit last year with a different number plate for another short chassis car.

Hopefully, they may have sorted out the position of the Winged B emblem on the radiator shell. It should be where John placed it during his build. I cannot understand why Airfix got that detail so wrong as they had full access to the real car when it was in Neil Corner's ownership in the early seventies to develop the kit. The radiator shell is the 'face' of any classic car, so if anything should be got right on a kit it has to be the radiator shell.  It beggars belief that in all the times they re released this kit over the years this one item had not been sorted out. Also, in the latest re incarnation of this kit, the parts that were previously matt plated are now just plain plastic, and the kit is not packaged so well inside the box as it was before. More loose stuff in bags.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:15 AM

Absolutely brilliant and inspiring build!



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

FANTASTIC DETAIL-  saw this car at NNL WEST and I can tell you it is even better in person! 

I do have some critique though-  and that is the muffler-seems to be dangerously low and vulnerable to rocks- even if the kit came that way I would lift it up.

The dark green paint is also superb and a nice contrast to the Vanden -Plas body work. an inspirational build!



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

FANTASTIC DETAIL-  saw this car at NNL WEST and I can tell you it is even better in person! 

I do have some critique though-  and that is the muffler-seems to be dangerously low and vulnerable to rocks- even if the kit came that way I would lift it up.

The dark green paint is also superb and a nice contrast to the Vanden -Plas body work. an inspirational build!

 

 

 

Wholeheartedly agree!!   It came to Phoenix last year for Desert Scale Classic 9.   What a spectacular eye-feast it is!!