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Building Revell's Bentley 4.5L Blower
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:22 AM UTC
Les Rogers [LESROGERS] builds trains and planes, and now this automobile! With his permission I present his desire to tackle this subject;

When I was a lad all my mates were intrigued by the heroes of our comic books and those depicted in journals like Boys Own Adventures. Usually these heroes were Captains or Majors engaged in highly secret national adventures which required them to drive around the country (Britain ) at great speed. They were generally driving Bentley Supercharged cars.

Pictures generally depicted them driving these Green monsters at break net speeds wearing leather airman caps and goggles with a white scarf trailing in the wind. This image was with me when I saw an add for the Revell Bentley 4.5 Blower.


Showing the car in an excellent box art package.
I had to have one and here is the result.

This apparently an old repackaged model. This is apparent when you compare it with the crisp finish of recent models from makers as Tamiya and Trumpeter plus others.
This said this model goes together quite well.

Pay particular attention to the front end when assembling and drill out all holes before attaching or inserting small parts.

Apart from that all goes well. One fault I found when comparing the model with original drawings and photos was the fixing of the headlights. They should be fixed on posts and elevated, Make your own decision. I found out too late.

More to come. Leslie Rogers






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JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:15 AM UTC
Les has finished his model!
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 03:59 PM UTC
Would have been very cool, if Revell had supplied a figure, with the kit. With a leather helmet of course
Thanks for sharing your work Les.
DaveCox
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 06:22 PM UTC
I think the Revell release is a re-pop of the old Heller kit.

Nice build Les, the only issue I can see is that the base of the aeroscreens should be aluminium - the frame that held the plexiglass in place.
lesrogers
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New South Wales, Australia
Joined: August 02, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 05:10 AM UTC
Dave you are so right the base should have been aluminium.
Will do that change now.
Many thanks..Les