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PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2014 23:40 pm 
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Hi folks,

Came across this site when I was researching this build, top marks!

So, the last model I built was probably 25+ years ago as a kid. How this all came about simply fell to a bottle of wine and some random surfing of the web, having come by chance across the Bentley Blower (and not the model) whilst looking for a RC Helicopter? Yeah go figure :angler:

Long story short, bought a kit... then did the research... haha, you know the usual way you make an informed decision after a glass or few of wine. At this point, 'Hats off to Casper' on a great piece when he did the same model.

So, here's the start of something...


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Nov 2014 15:26 pm 
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Jumping right in with a biggie there :D

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Welcome to the site Merlin. Sorry for the slow response to your post - November is a very busy month for many of us - the weeks leading up to ScaleModelWorld at Telford and then not being able to face any modelling for a few weeks afterwards (or is that just me?!).
I've never acquired the Airfix big Bentley yet in over 45 years of modelling, but I shall one day, so I look forward to see how you go with it.

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014 12:19 pm 
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I made one in the Seventies when it came out and made a second one a few months ago. It has the scope for lots of extra detailing but even building it straight out of the box like I did with this one, it looks pretty good:
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What's the difference between the Airfix Bentley and the Revell one?
Is one better? I quite like the Airfix one and surprised to find a Revell one.

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I have never made the Revell Bentley (which is a rebox of the Heller offering) but it is half the size of the Airfix 1/12 one being 1/24 scale.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug 2016 16:21 pm 
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Ahh, ic. Thanks.

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DogTailRed2 wrote:
What's the difference between the Airfix Bentley and the Revell one?
Is one better? I quite like the Airfix one and surprised to find a Revell one.

On the assumption that #DaveCov is correct, I've build the Heller kit, and it has a few of their usual eccentricities like I think they were the last manufacturer to design kits with heat riveting as the intended method for assembling steering rods but it looks decent assembled.

It would be easier/cheaper to experiment with if you wanted to build the Tim Birkin "Grand Prix" version too, since that's mostly leaving off the lights and mudguards. :Tank: Camionista!!

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