Bentley 4 1/2 Blower, Revell 1/24 scale

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I built this not too long ago Paul, it really is a good kit.
 
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Cool!
A neighbour and friend back in UK had one in close to mint (restored) condition!
I sadly never managed to score a trip in it before I moved but it was a monster, and it sounded awesome when running!!!

Not many HP though for such a big engine so we've made some advances with the internal combustion engine, but sadly gone the other way with the exterior...
 

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sorry for poor pic....had to use my phone

this is far as ive got.....i can see its going to be a bit of a awkward one when it comes to painting

 

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Looking very good Paul. Nice start. I painted mine as and when I neede too, I didn't build it up then paint.
 

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Looking very good Paul. Nice start. I painted mine as and when I neede too, I didn't build it up then paint.
im not far from that.....want to spray it all in one go to avoid any shade mismatch.....i just like to get as much built as i can
 

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I have one of these in my stash so will be following your progress closely.
 

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apologies for my absence recently, got 'stuff' going on which is keeping me away

but ive actually managed an hour or so at the the bench today and got to this.....



ive also stripped the chrome off stuff like the rad and head lights cos they looked well dodgy, and rechromed them
 

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cant believe how slow this is progressing.....not having much time at the bench at the moment so it literally is 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there, but at least its on wheels now and i can think about those spindly looking mudguards

 

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Your getting there Paul and it's looking good. The mud guards do look spindly, but once on there quite sturdy. Well mine were/ are.
 

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was hoping to make lots of progress this weekend, instead i ended up spending about 3 hours over 2 days just fitting the fiddly mudguards, still not how i would have liked but they will have to do

 
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