Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Bentley Blower 4.5 litre 1930 Les Mans Airfix 1/12 scale


Recommended Posts

Built this a while ago...This was my first go at a large scale model . Needless to say it required quite a lot of work

especially in the engine compartment. Wood lamenated floor..scratch built firewall ...trunking and piping ...dashboard  and in 

the cabin. I used insect screen netting for all meshing except the radiator which was hollowed out and rebuilt with photo etch meshing

Hand laced wire wheels . Fabric folded canopy. Modified springs ...Bolts shaved off and replaced with new bolts to scale  All chrome parts

de chromed and re sprayed with metalizer paint which was then hand polished  .

Finished with gravity paints and lacquers  

DSCF6596.JPG

DSCF6598.JPG

DSCF6585.JPG

DSCF6593.JPG

43134148_1861622973886512_3914687335379238912_n.jpg

71685208_2531401663604503_1399363193293242368_n.jpg

BH12.jpg

Bentley-litre-13.jpg

DSCF5967.JPG

DSCF5974.JPG

BH7.jpg

BH6.jpg

DSCF6064.JPG

279607696_5341141009271105_2357074834251914377_n.jpg

BH10.jpg

dash board 1.jpg

DSCF6214.JPG

DSCF6229.JPG

DSCF6576.JPG

DSCF6232.JPG

DSCF6600.JPG

engine 1.jpg

DSCF6581.JPG

DSCF6235.JPG

engine 1.jpg

DSCF6599.JPG

DSCF6407.JPG

ER7.jpg

DSCF6573.JPG

DSCF6382.JPG

43027863_1861623847219758_5800353728384991232_n.jpg

engine 4.jpg

  • Like 14
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I worked for Bentley for a few years and these cars are very intricate. Quite simply, there is just a lot going on throughout these. You did an amazing job representing the details. Great build!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Excellent, Louis - you are one of the very few who manages to let plastic look like metal. Very nice your spoke wheels and the rope-covered steering wheel.

You captured the atmosphere of the original very well - here are some pics taken in 2008 in Vienna's technical museum (Special exhibition "Chromjuwelen") - unfortunately it was situated on a rotating turntable together with a Bugatti Type 35 and an Alfa Romeo 1750 Zagato and sharp pics could only be taken with flash ---

P1060222.JPG.f130b6f4d9b06e70062f11c2e3ee36d2.JPGP1060223.JPG.cf2ac21e3f0297d48761473460b13001.JPGP1060227.JPG.2f5b8260bced318749d7532a585bebd3.JPGP1060228.JPG.7a24a3abeef028d75986785fb295f740.JPG

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can imagine this was a lot of work, but it certainly paid off.

I just can't stop staring at the pictures ; I always find some new details.
Some pictures, especially the engine, look so real...

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...