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Airfix 4.5 litre Bentley


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Hi all, well I'm making a start on the Bentley today, first thin I notice that I'm a bit disappointed with is, when looking at the box art the front mud guard has not got much detail at all
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as you can see I have a load of rivets and nuts to scratch.
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Hi all I've had a brilliant idea I have the Airfix 1/12 London icon pack and I'm going to hack the life guard about and have him either getting into or driving the Bentley what better than to have 2 British icons together.

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There have been several threads here on building this kit. I suggest you search the forum, and especially look at the build by John Teresi. There's a lot to learn so you don't have to reinvent the wheel. There is also a current build on this forum that you may want to look at...

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=95098&page=1

In addition, your build progress should be posted in the section of this forum called "Big Boyz," because of the large scale.

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Hi all I am so cross(mostly with myself for not testing it first) I received some humbrol acrylic chrome in a spray can today, and, eager to try it out I did it straight on the bentley engine, it clearly says acrylic on the can, and I primed the engine with humbrol enamel so there should have been no problem, anyway I started spraying and thought this smells very much like celloluse paint.
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now that is exactly the effect I would expect spaying cellulose on enamel not when spraying acrylic.
so now its getting the oven cleaner treatment, so take this as a warning.smell your paint first.
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Well I got some rivets, nuts and braided hoses today for detailing her also found an old base from the Christie steam fire engine which was too badly broken to be repaired and anyway I've stolen lots of bits off it for other dios, so thought since its cobbled stones it would be good as a base for the Bentley. I've filled sanded and primed the people for the base as well.
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Hey Skip, what were those wrapped with on the real car and why??

I never got a full explanation, but I always thought it was something like sisal / burlap cord to add strength, reduce squeaking of factory-oiled springs and prevent grime buildup between the leaves. I think Harry, Cato or Art will have real answer. Some cars, like Rolls and Mercedes, used full leather sleeves on each end ("gaiters").

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