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  1. 7 hours ago, Bugatti Fan said:

    Thanks for your reply Francois.

    I think you already know of John Teresi's Bentley build that I have also followed, and I will now also be following your build.

    Also I will be looking at what Nick is developing to sell for the Bentley. One of the things he has been working on is a replacement radiator shell where Airfix got the position of the Bentley badge hopelessly wrong. It is one of those things that has been criticised many times down the years. The funny thing is that Airfix changed the number plate a few years back but did not correct the radiator shell at the time.

    It was about the registration number, the original one now owned by Ralph Lauren. One of the executives at Airfix, a Bentley owner, had them change the number to the one he had. They didn't spend the money to make other changes.

  2. Bburago made a pretty faithful 1:18 diecast of Rodney Clarke's road-modified T59 Bugatti  (actually closer to 1:14). The biggest challenges to accuracy are making the chain assembly for the brakes and the piano wire wheels (I got one of the last sets that were made by the only source I know). However, there are 1:32 kits, available with replacement wheels for the Bugatti Tank.  

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  3. A small warning here. The first edition kit on the left is superb with little to no flash, seams you can ignore, and is molded in the correct color on shiny plastic that may only require a clear coat. The reissued boxing on the right is molded in bright red, and the one I have is loaded with flash and incomplete plating on some chrome parts.

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  4. Nice job, and you clearly did your homework. It's a great, accurate kit made with access to the actual car. As for the Monogram 540K coupe, it's not very accurate, and they just made something resembling the hardtop and plunked it down on their convertible version.

  5. 7 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

    Very nice model of an iconic automobile, Bernard. Your chosen color brings out those graceful lines very well. This brings me to thinking of using steel wheels and spats,too (first, I wanted to build mine with spoke wheels and without the rear wheel covers...)

    Here's one way to do spats with wire wheels... 

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