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maysula

Airfix Bentley Blower in 1/12

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Hi

I decided to try to build this kit oob, but I did some detailing. Mostly rivets , bolts , hoses,wires, and some other stuff. Modified the headlights protection shield, made a shield in the front too. The exhaust got a new support.

Painted with Tamiya spraycan TS9. The bodypart is painted with an airbrush, a mix of Humbrol 3 and black then satin varnish. The leather straps works :-)

A very old kit with lack of details but not so bad :-)

Thomas

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1 hour ago, GINGERMEGGS said:

Very well done.. This is a fine looking model and shows great detail in 1/12 scale.

Indeed.   :D

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Outstanding model!  That engine looks real, great work on the dash.  Did you open up the hood louvers or did they come that way?  Nicely done.

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5 hours ago, bbowser said:

Outstanding model!  That engine looks real, great work on the dash.  Did you open up the hood louvers or did they come that way?  Nicely done.

Thanks! They are open, old kit but not so bad.

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Very well done!  Question: Are the red taillight lenses transparent red plastic or red paint?

Edited by peteski

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Thanks all 😁 I used a chromepen as a base för the tail lights , followed by modelmasters clear red 4630.

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15 hours ago, maysula said:

Thanks all 😁 I used a chromepen as a base för the tail lights , followed by modelmasters clear red 4630.

Thanks!

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Ooo La La. I like it. I built one of these as a teenager and did a mediocre job. Always wanted to take another crack at it, but haven't mustered the courage. Yours is truly inspiring. 

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Your model with the new number plate UU5872 looks really good, and is very nicely finished. Really like the cord grip detailing on the steering wheel and the real leather bonnet (hood) straps. I have built one of the older kits with the number plate UR6571 on it.  Why Airfix only re tooled the number plate on this last release is a bit of a mystery to me.

The most glaring thing wrong with the kit is the position of the Winged B badge on the radiator shell that has never been sorted out, despite a number of re releases over the years. It is far too low on the kit item. Look at pictures on the web to see what I mean, as the car is now owned by Ralph Lauren.  Airfix had full access to the original car when it was owned by Neil Corner, before it went to Tony Bamford, the boss of JCB. As the part is plated, many model makers are unable to correct it unfortunately.

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3 hours ago, Bugatti Fan said:

Your model with the new number plate UU5872 looks really good, and is very nicely finished. Really like the cord grip detailing on the steering wheel and the real leather bonnet (hood) straps. I have built one of the older kits with the number plate UR6571 on it.  Why Airfix only re tooled the number plate on this last release is a bit of a mystery to me.

The most glaring thing wrong with the kit is the position of the Winged B badge on the radiator shell that has never been sorted out, despite a number of re releases over the years. It is far too low on the kit item. Look at pictures on the web to see what I mean, as the car is now owned by Ralph Lauren.  Airfix had full access to the original car when it was owned by Neil Corner, before it went to Tony Bamford, the boss of JCB. As the part is plated, many model makers are unable to correct it unfortunately.

What we know to begin with is that the original kit and registration number are based on a car currently owned by Ralph Lauren. When this version of the kit with new registration plate came out, I contacted Hornby/Airfix to see what was different.  They e-mailed me that the only difference is the registration number change, which was dictated by a Bentley executive who owns that number for his car.

 

 

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Super fine work without going '' overboard'' . the paint on the fuel tank lines is just fine, the British Racing Green is the best tone I have seen and the seats also look like real leather.  the tailpipe weathering is perfect along with the oil sweat on the engine.   

did you use alclad on the stone guard frames and radiator?    

I have one of these in the closet and now this makes me want to build it.    very nice work sir!!!

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Incredible build... 

I like how you finish the green colour... it really represent paint at that time... 

Good job....

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Really nice build Thomas..... and I think this is one of the finest 1:12 kits ever produced. When I was looking for my first build in 50 years this was the one I almost bought, but it was too expensive and I wasn't absolutely sure I could do it well. Instead I chose 1:24 scale and I haven't gone larger yet.....

Your detailing is excellent and as others have commented, your paint finish is extremely authentic.

David

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8 hours ago, f1ford48 said:

Super fine work without going '' overboard'' . the paint on the fuel tank lines is just fine, the British Racing Green is the best tone I have seen and the seats also look like real leather.  the tailpipe weathering is perfect along with the oil sweat on the engine.   

did you use alclad on the stone guard frames and radiator?    

I have one of these in the closet and now this makes me want to build it.    very nice work sir!!!

Thanks :-) The chrome parts is Molotovs chromepen , used it in my airbrush as it is

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Regarding British Car Number Plates. There appears to be a bit of misapprehension about ownership. The car owners own just the car not the registration number. ALL British registration numbers remain the intellectual property of the DVLA (Driver, Vehicle and Licencing Authority) i.e. the UK Government. When a car is either scrapped or exported the number can be re allocated to another UK based vehicle. If a car is exported and the owner wishes to carry on using the UK registration number on that vehicle, the car will still need to remain registered in the UK. In pictures of Ralph Lauren's car I have not seen an American licence plate fitted to the vehicle, so my guess is that he has it taxed and insured in the UK and the insurance tailored to cover use in other countries.

Also, I find it difficult to believe that a Bentley executive actually dictated to Hornby claiming ownership of the number. The DVLA actually owns it for the reasons outlined above in this posting.

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You can make vehicle enquiries for UK registered cars here: https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

UR6571 appears to be off the (UK) road since 1990, probably the year it was exported (although it has no export marker).
UU5872 is alive and well in the UK.

Edited by Junkman

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I see you checked the DVLA website Christian to see what of the numbers is in current use.

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