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Not the easiest thing i`ve ever built and i don`t think it`s perfect either, but i enjoyed the challenges involved and i believe i`ve got a pretty good result for my capabilities. Think i could do better if my eye`s worked and i could stop shaking lol

 

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I think we all have the problem of eyes not being up to the scale in this hobby. Nonetheless, that looks a good result to me - if the camera can't find much in the way of faults as here that's usually a good indication that it's a pretty good build.

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Looks great to me. Very clean and crisp build. Is that the Heller/Humbrol/Revell 1/24 kit? Whichever, you've done an excellent job. My only minor nitpick is that the main bodywork on the real thing is fabric covered, and usually a dark matt/satin green.

 

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M.

 

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On 15/05/2021 at 21:58, cmatthewbacon said:

Looks great to me. Very clean and crisp build. Is that the Heller/Humbrol/Revell 1/24 kit? Whichever, you've done an excellent job. My only minor nitpick is that the main bodywork on the real thing is fabric covered, and usually a dark matt/satin green.

 

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M.

 

It`s the Airfix 1:12 kit, yeah i downloaded hundreds of pictures before starting the build but i preferred the body colour the same. I had to omit some pieces as the fit was really bad on some parts and the chrome was atrociously bad.

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I think you've done a great job.  I've just reviewed this very kit here, and I think you've done it plenty of justice :clap2:

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Really nice to see a Bentley, nice clean build as well, cap doffed !!!

The body finish has been mentioned as looking too glossy, actually a glossy finish would be correct on a period fabric body, almost all cars have been restored using PVC because the original "Rexine" made by ICI in the day was no longer available, now an original machine has been rescued and restored by a Bentley specialist (R C Moss), a remarkable story, see the article below !

 

https://www.vintagebentleys.com/services/rexine-magazine/

 

The bottom line is that came glossy or textured, the couple of surviving cars still with original Rexine appear to be glossy, so Ollie30 you are actually 100% correct if you have modelled it as an original car, and cmathewbacon you are 100% correct if it is a restored car !!

 

Cheers

 

David

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