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I'm occasionally struck by madness. I think that this was one instance... I decided that the Airfix Bentley could be turned into Tim Birkin's Brooklands car. So far I've: Lengthened the chassis Built a complete new body - from plastic strip over formers Made a new bonnet from aluminium Here's where it is so far. You may recognize a few Airfix parts...
Having a soft spot for all things Postwar Vickers aircraft, I thought I would try my hand at this Vacform model produced by Gene Hooker of USA, I think originally the moulds may of come from a Travel Agents desk model as the kit is not supplied with any props or wheels, but looking at the plans I have it looks quite accurate. This shall be a challenge as I intend to have the passenger doors open with scratch built steps, I shall be constructing the front part of the engines and making resin moulds from these, also the Aeroclub props are from the Britannia which will be modified, all the window
I thought I might start this build, Airways VC10 vacform, I was considering doing the military version, but keeping things Brooklands orientated I shall make this particular VC10 in BUA colours registration number G-ASIX, I might open one of the passenger doors and add some detail, I also have the Anigrand kit but will just take the wheels and make some resin copies, anyway it will not be a quick build but hopefully not as long as the Vanguard took me, I did visit Brooklands last month but could not get any photos of her as they were doing some major work on the wings and most of her was fence
Crikey, everyone's out of the blocks already! Well I'm yet to photograph my kit, which is the old Airfix one. I'll do that as soon as I can. Plastic bag, a bit old and fusty, decals the colour of organic vanilla ice cream... not altogether promising. But that's OK I'm not a very promising modeller, so unpromising kits feel right at home. Anyway, I'm going to try my hand at putting this livery onto my unpromising Avro, taken from the replica on display at the Brooklands Museum: There's a whiff of post-WW1 surplus about it and plenty of PC10 to play with but I'm going to try and print th