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Stevie's Airfix 1/12 Bentley 4.5 litre Options
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#61 Posted : 24 September 2014 18:29:28

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Great work looks real you have an amazing effect on the motor there really loving this build.
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#62 Posted : 24 September 2014 19:42:11

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HI Steve, BigGrin

Stunning work mate, WTG

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#63 Posted : 24 September 2014 20:54:25

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Steve

Thanks for the kind comments.

You really bagged yourself an eBay bargain with this one.minnevercseemntonget the same sort of deals.

Still have this model on my wants list now seeing what you gave managed to achieve.

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#64 Posted : 27 September 2014 18:05:35

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Thanks for looking in again guys and the nice commentsBigGrin

Well, made a big decision and I am now going to use the kit wheels, I have looked at building my own but very complex and time consuming for 5 wheels each with a double row of spokes (70 spokes per wheel so 360 to make altogether Crying
The other alternative was to buy some wire wheels but these would be around £20 each so no go there either. I think if it were a classic bike I would have gone for home made wire spokes.

I spent ages cleaning them up, they were very badly flashed over and after a first primer coat I can still see some areas to fill on the rims but the spokes do look ok.

The tyres are ok, a bit mis-shapen and dont fit the rims all that well but a bit of pva and tissue filler to pack them out worked a treat - see the before and after filler pics below. They are just test fitted for now as the wheels need to be filled and tidied up then green glossed. I will also be matt coating the tyres too.

The other pics are of the finished rear axle and the steering shaft. The steering shaft supplied was not good, bad fitting and not even cylindrical, more of an oval really - so, this has been altered - I kept the housing at the base of the shaft and found some bits off an old telescopic aerial of the exact same diameter (6.5mm at the widest and 4.5mm at the steering wheel end) The sections are glued in place at the correct length.

Thats it for now then -

SteveBigGrin
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#65 Posted : 27 September 2014 18:16:29

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Steve

I think you have made a top job of those wheels they really do very defined now after your hard work.

I seem to remember the tyres in the original boxing was quite a hard plastic/rubber material so if they are using the same all. Can say is again you've done very well.

Especially like your work on that steering column.

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#66 Posted : 27 September 2014 19:38:12

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Hi Steve,BigGrin

Great work mate,

Cool Cool Cool Cool

WTG

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#67 Posted : 27 September 2014 20:13:53

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Awesome work your doing Steve Drool Love the detail and the rear axle looks stunning mate

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#68 Posted : 27 September 2014 20:30:44

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BigGrin nice work Steve ,love the stearing columnCool
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#69 Posted : 27 September 2014 22:31:53

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Cracking work Stevie and great improvisation with the steering column.... in fact it all looks superb....Drool Drool

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#70 Posted : 30 September 2014 09:12:21

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Really great work there mate you're doing an awesome job on this kit, very inspiring work.
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#71 Posted : 30 September 2014 19:40:57

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Fantastic build so far, and I love the steering column mod!!BigGrin BigGrin
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#72 Posted : 30 September 2014 20:12:15

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superb work Steve
she's looking fantastic

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#73 Posted : 01 October 2014 08:35:11

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Love Love Love Love looking fab Steve

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#74 Posted : 01 October 2014 15:14:53

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Thankyou very much for the comments guys and really nice to have you looking inBigGrin

The next stage was the radiator grill. This was molded in plastic and consisted of an outer and an inner grill.
Now, I know you cant see right through these radiators but I wanted to have the effect of seeing some engine through the grill (artistic licenseBigGrin).
I shaped some diamond mesh over the front part of the radiator and cut this to size, the inner mesh was cut out and the metal mesh fitted there also, this inside part was sprayed black.
Fitted together it looks ok and you cant see as much of the engine through the mesh as the pics make outBigGrin

The firewall and the oil tank (i think) were next, added some extra detail to the firewall with some old etch and drilled some extra holes for some hoses to be installed later.
Oil tank was painted gloss black and dulled down slightly with a wash, then a gold dry brush for the edges.

The final pics are where I am now, firewall, radiator and oil tank fitted and you may also notice some extra water hoses / and copper oil pipes have now been added to make the engine area a little more busy looking.
More soon when I have some green paint, then it's wheels and fuel tank installationBigGrin

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#75 Posted : 01 October 2014 19:10:33

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Steve

Now that does deserve some extra praise - that grill looks superb. It makes 100%difference to the model and looks very realistic.

Top job.

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#76 Posted : 01 October 2014 20:10:24

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Hi Steve, BigGrin BigGrin

Absolutely Fab, mate.

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

The grille replacement is spot-on.

Now, you may have a bit of an issue, Flapper Flapper Flapper .

You may only be able to half panel this little gem like the "Zero",
so as not to hide all that wonderful detail.

Really Cool

Keep it coming,

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#77 Posted : 01 October 2014 23:38:29

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Stunning Stevie, your work on that radiator grill is simply perfect... loving it....Love Love

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#78 Posted : 05 October 2014 15:16:57

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Thanks so much for looking in guysBigGrin

Some more pics of progress here, the first pic is of the window frame, there are an unbelievable 11 injection points for this piece and when you consider its only 1mm in thickness you can imagine what the cleanup was like on this part - dont need it yet but was just doing a few other things while waiting for my new green paint.

Wheels are fitted, tyres airbrushed with my secret paint premixLaugh no center caps on the wheels yet though.

Walnut veneered the floor, the racing version had an alloy cage floor for weight reduction but im not using the racing numbers so going with the civvy look. I intend to shine up the floor a bit with some satin varnish. If you notice there are black marks at the rear of the floor, these are from the steel weight I used to glue the wood down and will hopefully clean off, i think they may be under the back seat so may not matterBigGrin

The fuel tank and rear axle had to go in as a double act and were a pain to get settled in, there are no fixing points where the rear axle meets the springs so you have kind of guess where the center point is and file a couple of flat spots on the axle to aid the gluingConfused

Front wheel assembly now feels very vulnerable due to the weight of the wheels and I can see this breaking if I need to be handling it a lot, I think I should of waited and put the wheels on later.

I think I will have a crack at the seats nextBigGrin

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#79 Posted : 05 October 2014 15:25:34

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Steve

This just keeps getting better and better.

Nice finish produced with the wood on the floor pan. The more of this I am seeing the more I am thinking this might be a kit worth tracking down after seeing what you have managed to do with it.

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#80 Posted : 05 October 2014 22:47:17

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Loving this Stevie, beautiful build and some excellent techniques being displayed....Cool Cool

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