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S1/12 4.5Ltr 1930 Bentley Supercharged

Willh5080

2 posts

That's really good model

Keith H

1 post

The 1/12 1930 Blower bentley is due to be re released winter 2020-21 does

anyone know if moulds have been upgraded or changed from the older versions.

The site does not say "retooled" like the other new releases.

The early ones were pretty good but got bad as the mould deteriarated towards 

the end with lots of flash and less plating. what will the new one be. 

Ratch

3715 posts


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It will be the same moulds.

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Hi All

Just joined - got my hands on a 1/12th Bentley kit ready for autumn/winter and/or lockdown.

Am looking to buy the necessary paints/ brushes/adhesives etc to build the kit - any advice on where to source them would like to use correct period product if available

I see there is an electric motor option (previously discussed on here) and wondered if anyone had found a suitable replacement motor as my kit does not have one included.

Thanks for any advice - no doubt will be on here again once I get started

Fiat Lux

Ratch

3715 posts


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Lots of vehicle builders use real car paints (usually in aerosol cans) from Halfords, for an authentic finish.

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Hi All

Just joined - got my hands on a 1/12th Bentley kit ready for autumn/winter and/or lockdown.

Am looking to buy the necessary paints/ brushes/adhesives etc to build the kit - any advice on where to source them would like to use correct period product if available

I see there is an electric motor option (previously discussed on here) and wondered if anyone had found a suitable replacement motor as my kit does not have one included.

Thanks for any advice - no doubt will be on here again once I get started

1. just about any regular 1.5 to 3v electric motor will fit. The very old Airfix motor had side thingies on them and they helped hold the motor in place, as well as helping it to run, Go to a Poundland shop and buy a small battery operated hand sized fan, for £1. Take it apart and you get an electric motor, a switch and a battery compartment

2. For paints, go to Halfords and get British Racing Green for a real car, in a spray can. But Humbrol does BRG as no 239 in the paints range, in enamel and acrylic. Brush this or use in an airbrush for finer control spray painting. By the way. British Racing Green was not just one shade of green, but just about any dark green will be ok.

And remember- the fabric body will need to be matt and the rest gloss.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Paws4thot

1578 posts

I can't remember where, but the actual car Airfix worked from (and include registration plates for) is in a UK museum. Humbrol "Brunswick Green" is about right for the metal areas on it (not the body). Most of the castings are some sort of silver or aluminium shade, but I have at least 8 different tins/bottles of these.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Kerpert67

15 posts

If you Google UR6571, loads of info & photos comes up.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, intelligence is not putting one in a fruit salad.

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