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Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon


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#161 kennb

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:50 AM

Thank you Skip :)

 

I have not done any bodies yet.....so far just one peice molds.....the engine is one piece split mold and it is not solid..i.e. i just swirled it around the mold so it is semi hollow inside.....I am not sure about 2 piece molds for bodies yet although I have some I would like to do.................

 

It takes time to get a good casting of molds that are that are that details since there is a lot of undercuts....wrap cuts......interior splits,,,ect..everything they tell you NOT to do :D  you have to work fast to make sure every area is filled and be very carefull extracting the final part so you dont destroy the mold....I may be able to get 6 to 10 good casts from the mold.

 

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my diorama (sp) build the assembled engine is in the background.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:19 AM

now I can do the K3 fenders by the crate,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :rolleyes: got a decent mold for them

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

The shop still is not set up and the canterary crane is not installed but MG saw fit to ship 3 bare bodies to thee shop....so now all they do is take up space,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :huh:

 

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thanks to all those following along with my builds ................one day they will get all done :rolleyes:



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:47 AM

Spent yesterday casting up some more parts for the K3 series.  Have the firewall, grill shell, and fuel tank done. Still a long ways to go..I have not done much else since I was cleaning up the yard most of the day :P

 

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the grill shell needs some clean up and is probably the hardest piece to cast in a 1 part mold....I may have exceeded the limits of what one can cast without a 2 part mold,which the shell should be.......the tanks are semi hollow on the back side....

 

Thanks for veiwing and comments and suggestions are welcome.........



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:03 AM

The crew has been busy dispite the shop is not ready but they could not wait to start the first K3 .... :P

 

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Thanks to all those following along with the diverse vehicles under comstruction..........


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

Kenn you are sure turnin' out MG's by the handful. Great work! Your work is exceptional and inspiring for sure. Keep them updates comin'!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

Thank you ......I need 3 of the K3's plus parts ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :P it is easier than the initial one since I am casting 90% of the cars,,,,,,

 

I am going to post some colour checks for the Bentley and the Ford sedan later,,,,be sure to check back....

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

colour check on the model A........base coat no clear

2 tone green with black fenders and banding

 

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

nice!

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

Amazing.

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

excellent work. I see you are casting some of your work, about time, should cut down on some of your building time..



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:26 AM

Thank you for the comments,,,,,,for building a lot of the parts and casting it still has the handcrafted look but less time that is for sure......some parts can be down right frustrating............... :P

 

Colour check on the Bentley.......Just need to do a good sanding and get the next colour coats on all the parts...................sand,,,wait,,,paint wait,,,,,,,tape paint wait,,,,,,,tape paint wait,,,,,,,colour sand wait,,,,,,,,,, :D

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

The Bentley is comin' along beautifully. Keep up the great work. I had the chance to see a 1:1 Bentley of this era up close one. Gorgeous cars and very majestic in their own right. You are doing it such justice. Keep the updates comin'! B)  



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:53 AM

Thanks Jason,,,,,,nice to know someone is following this yet,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Letting paint set up good then to finish the interior and get it painted so I can finish it up.

 

Spent this weekend on the K3's  Made masters for the hood and cast them up,,very complicated 1 piece mold for the hood that came out ok.........

 

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Need to clean things up on the 3 bodies and send them off to paint.......Ordering decals for the numbers and flags this week..................

Also bought a fish tank at a garage sale to make up a racing scene with them......Now will have to make up a few more for the diorama :P



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:07 AM

Looking good my friend as always



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:29 PM

Wow! Can't wait to see that come into view. The hood looks great! I love old car and especially love MG's and Minis. I had a 1978 MGB Roadster that was Union Jack Blue. I miss that li'l car. It's Replacement a 1974 MGB GT jus' wasn't as much fun. LoL



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:07 AM

Very cool progress going on Kenn!!



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:10 AM

Thank you both for the generous comments, sometimes i feel I do not make enuff progress for posting......also that I vear off the beaten path of the Bentley....but I feel it is all working to the ultimate goal of completing projects in the long run............ :P



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

getting some more detailing done :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

First K3 in colour for the racing team......................................still need to do the fenders and engine but getting there....................

 

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NEEDS TO BE SANDED AND A FEW MORE COATS OF CLEAR

 

Thanks for following along with me........................ ;)