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Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon


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#101 kennb

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:44 AM

Got the 32's in the mail today for checking the 30 body,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,seems that the body is .40 thsds off on the rear cutouts,,,otherwise it is dead on.............. :) this is on the AMT fenders.

 

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The Revel does not fit as good,,,,,but close...I will make a few modifications to make it fit the AMT perfect.....about 20 minutes worth of work. Then I will finish the trim on the body and procced ahead on it. B)



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

A little ditty I have been working on the last 2 days going to the paint shop and the electrical shop.............................under glass next week when the paint is dry. :rolleyes:

 

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totally scratch,,,of course with no fillers............................. B)



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

awsome stuff !!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:54 AM

Thanks for the comments,,,sometimes when no one comments I get the feeling that others are getting bored with my posts....... :P

The ford got sliced in half and 3mm added down the middle to fit the AMT fenders.

 

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A little more sanding and some filler will be neededd to make it perfect...but getting closer :rolleyes:

 

Section 7...body cut out and assembly has been added to the K3 challenge. <_<


Edited by kennb, 22 April 2013 - 02:55 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

sweet wish i had this kind of talent.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

amazing work on this build , blows my miond



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

I'm not getting bored, really enjoying seeing how you're stretching your skills.

I've been working on ways to add lights to my builds without having to have the power source (battery) actually inside the model, this means a display base with contact points or inductive power transmission. A bit of planning and experimentation will be involved.

I suggest lining your LED sockets with foil to reduce/eliminate light getting out where you don't want it.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

Mike,,,thanks for the observtions,,,,,,I aquired a doll house lighting kit today with the foil wire and all and maybe will try to get something in the base for that.....will get into that again in a bit :P

 

Going back to the Bentlel,,,,I have been toying with the cincept of making ribber tires and more accurate wires for it. In this vain I made up a new 3 piece rim assembly and am going to case the rims and hubs then make up a better wire....Also I will make up a nice tire and case that.....I am wondering it I couls use the RTV for them,,,,if anyone casts their own rubber tires I would appreciate any ideas on that. :huh:

 

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here is the frame for the mold and the RTV poured in place....I made a seperate mold for the hub since is is deeper than the rims...a conservation move so I dont use so much RTV material. ;)

 

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I will now set that aside to set up and do a few pulls and make up a few trial wires with the new materials.......Then post them side by side so you can see where I am going with this process.

I decided to cast some parts since I have a few larger projects coming up and will need a few dozen wires and I can cast them instead of making them 1 by 1...................also If I cast the rims and tires they will be more consistent. :D



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

I picked it up at Hobby lobby for $30................................................... :P plus $30 for the resin,,,,,,,,,,



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

First pull of the rims,,,,, :P

 

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is it worth the trouble............see next :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

few more piccys..................... :rolleyes:

outside

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inside

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

:D I think the layered lacing brings out the more true to life 3D look also.............................

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:25 AM

the layered look is actually closer to the real article. I have TR4 wire wheels in 48, 60 and 72 spoke configs, naturally the 72 spoke wheels were the strongest and most likely used for racing.

 

I haven't researched Bentley wires but I expect they're at least 60 spoke and have a very recognizable pattern that can be duplicated in scale.

 

It may require a new lacing jig or a new style of lacing.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:55 AM

64 spoke on the left and 40 spoke on the right.......................................simple lacing :P

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Maybe I amm getting way to fussy on this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :huh:



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

The 64 spokes looks complete.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

64 it is...............thank you,,,it was my choice too....... I might try on one car 72.......................... :P

 

Tire test,,,,,,quick tire resin casting.......it is split in the center front and back casting glued together............not sure if I can get rubber or not......................I will make up a better tire for the final product.

 

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:rolleyes:


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

For the 30's they had a  little narrower look to them,,,,,I also have some comstraints that I have to take into consideration for the bentley.....I can have several types of tires for the wire rims too....I do apprecaite comments of all types because I know it is just to make a better model........................... :rolleyes:



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Really enjoy watching your masterpieces come together. You are an artist! 



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:35 AM

I absolutely love watching scratch building made to look soooo easy! Some skills Ken, every post a lesson. Thank you for sharing.

FWIW: Not saying I can do what Ken does, but watching what he does makes me attempt to try his techniques. If I fabricate a splendid alternator bracket, it most likely was inspired by something much more elaborate, such as building a body (!) from sheets of plastic the size of a coffee table. It just takes effort and desire once being shown.

To quote the late Boyd Coddington:
"Perfection is not impossible, it just takes longer to do"

Thanks again Ken

BTW: Those wire wheels are to die for ....... B)

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:01 AM

John...thank you for the comments.....you point out one of the main reasons I post heavy and with a lot of imformation on construction.

If you just try to make that bracket or valve cover you want I have accomplished what I intend, I dont expect everyone to spend 3 months of a year scratch building one car...I have over 200 hours in the MG saloon,,,maybe closer to 300. If you make that seat or wheel or bracket you want instead of saying I wish then mission finished....

 

Thanks again to all those following along with this and stcik with my as I go off on a different direction that seems off the pathway way to a finished Bentley. Each post and direction is an effort to learn something new that will be applied to the finsihed product that streatches the boundries of my humble talents. Not everything I do is perfect and you will see imperfections but the end product is what is insight. Sure it could be better and the next one will be, but when the entire car is done you will not see the blemish or slight imperfection,,,,,it is the overall product that is in sight..

 

One to new tires....I think the picture will tell the story here.

 

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:rolleyes:


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