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Airfix 1/12th scale Blower Bentley (Detail build)


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#1 model.maker

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

I was asked by a long time Customer to build this model over a long term period approximately 2 years ago!! I lost interest as I'm not as a rule a plastic kit builder but have since had a new urge to have another go again.
To date I've completed the chassis and wheels but not much else since. The plan is to build a very detailed model but I won't be incorporating all the chassis details which are hidden under the floor. I will be detailing the engine ,supercharger and firewall etc. Some people may have already seen this project on other forums so bare with me through the boring stuff already seen until some fresh updates start happening.
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I machined and spoked new wheels from brass to replace the terrible Airfix wheels.


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A new dashboard was fabricated from 1.4mm Aluminium plate and given a machined finish,Individual gauges were machined from Brass and will eventually recieve Bromide printed faces with polycarbonate lenses
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Jumping ahead I put a coat of "number 5 racing colors British green (without clear coat)
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As it stands now fenders riverted and fitted to the chassis now I can make a start on the detailing of the engine /blower etc! All the boring work is done !!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:58 PM

Simply stunning Sean .

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:35 AM

cheers Ian so your also over here now!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:37 AM

Beautiful details, great build so far.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

Yeah , I moved over here after being told by the owner that I should proof read the site before letting my boy's look at anything there if I was concerned about language ....

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

Those wheels are a model unto themselves :blink: Keep us updated

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:03 AM

Great work on the wheels, and it's nice to see a scratchbuilt engine-turned dash with a defined pattern to it.

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

It's been a very long time since I updated the build but it's now Finished sorry fellas I don't post much on forums these days :)

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:15 AM

I would never believe you started with an Airfix Bentley.

Magnificent.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

Wow!  Beautiful work, belongs in a museum.  That engine is amazing looking.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:52 PM

Too bad you don't post on forums. We could always use more work of this caliber.  B)



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:36 AM

That's even better than I thought this kit could get.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:50 AM

Fantastic work!



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:07 AM

Sean........I thought I did a decent job on this model when I built it........but, "WOW" this is just beyond PERFECT...........Congrats on a Beautiful model :wub:



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:23 AM

Sean........I thought I did a decent job on this model when I built it........but, "WOW" this is just beyond PERFECT...........Congrats on a Beautiful model :wub:

 

A high compliment from John, who hit a grand slam home run on this kit.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:23 PM

WOW guys thank you all very much for such high compliments!! I'm flattered!

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:32 PM

Beautiful work! I especially love those wheels. Haven't figured out how I'm going to respoke mine yet....

I was hoping to use this thread as reference for my build which I just started (it's in "on the workbench", I didn't know there was a specific page for large scale...) but you missed out pics of all the bits I need! :(

 

 For instance, where do the oil pipes that exit the circular panel on the firewall run to?

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:30 AM

Impressive.... i like how you add tbe fuel line, leather strap
Specialy the paintjob on engine... its amazing work...