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

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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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Simply stunning Sean .

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cheers Ian so your also over here now!

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Beautiful details, great build so far.

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

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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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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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I would never believe you started with an Airfix Bentley.

Magnificent.

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

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

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

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Fantastic work!

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

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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?

Ian

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Impressive.... i like how you add tbe fuel line, leather strap

Specialy the paintjob on engine... its amazing work...

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