Airfix 1/12th scale Bentley ‘Blower’
This is my first post after just joining imodeler.
Cars are not my usual subject having been a vintage aircraft enthusiast (when I say vintage I mean from about 1915 up to about 1965 so Eindecker to Vulcan really!) since I was the age of 6.
It all started when I saw a formation of Heinkels and BF 109’S fly over my house (no, i’m not that old!) when I was living in Kent.
It was for the making of the ‘Battle Of Britain’ movie in the late 1960’s and I have to say it took some convincing to my Dad when he got home from work what I had seen!
Anyhow the local papers were soon full of it and Dad took me down to Manston aerodrome to see them all lined up prior to them heading off the Duxford a few days later for filming.
That was it, I was hooked.
The following weekend Dad bought me my first model which wast an Airfix 1/72nd scale Spitfire and the rest as they say is history!
Back to the Bentley.
I wont go into a long winded detailed description of the build only to say that this kit is one of the original releases dating back to the mid 1970’s I think?
Its been on my shelf all that time. I came up close and personal to an original Bentley owned by a friend of mine about a year ago and it inspired me to have a refreshing change and finally start this build.
For its age the quality of the kit is remarkable and I found, with a little TLC it fell together.
I’m really pleased how its turned out and hope you enjoy the photos.
As far as the aircraft are concerned I did build in 1/48th scale but I grew such a large stash of models that I was no way going to build them or have the room to display them so I swapped them for half a dozen 1/24th scale aircraft and a big enough cabinet to house them. That then grew a bit with a few 1/48th scales on the side from my old stash.
Ill post these in another article
Until the next time.
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