Bentley 4,25 l Open Tourer Vanden Plas by Mikansue Motorkits

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Re: Bentley 4,25 l Open Tourer Vanden Plas by Mikansue Motorkits

Post by Tom » Sat May 11, 2019 1:49 pm

The radiator shell came out beautifully, and I love the slats. Incredibly realistic. The interior and exterior colours combine wonderfully.

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Re: Bentley 4,25 l Open Tourer Vanden Plas by Mikansue Motorkits

Post by Alex_W » Sat May 11, 2019 6:57 pm

You're an undercover agent of amazon, admit :evil: First the dehydrator, now full-spectrum lighting - slowly I spend more on this stuff than for models... :lol:
How did you find out!?! :shock: It was the car, wasn't it? You saw my car!

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I knew I should have repainted the hood. :evil:

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Post by reeft1 » Mon May 13, 2019 1:56 am

Superb grill

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Post by Jean B. » Mon May 13, 2019 1:00 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 1:49 pm
The radiator shell came out beautifully, and I love the slats. Incredibly realistic. The interior and exterior colours combine wonderfully.
What a difference some matte black paint makes ;) Sometimes I use "blackwash" from Tamiya, but in my opinion black paint, dried over night and then polished gives the deeper effect. I'm glad that you like the colour combination. After the controversial discussion with the orange Delage I thought I should choose a more traditional colour scheme :D But be aware: the more I'm going into the thing with pearlescent paints, the more fanciful ideas I have for my future models...
Alex_W wrote:
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How did you find out!?! :shock: It was the car, wasn't it? You saw my car! I knew I should have repainted the hood. :evil:
Great :lol: ! Fantastic subject to make those funny cars of all the 60s & 70s TV shows. At the moment they show "The Persuaders" again in German TV. When I was a child I watched this show only for the Ferrari and the mustard yellow Aston.
reeft1 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 1:56 am
Superb grill
Thank you :P ! I'm quite satisfied with it, and so I guess I will use this one instead the original grille when making the Brooklin Bentleys, even if it is not chromed...

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Before glueing the steering wheel finally to the dashboard, I made a handbrake and gear lever.

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Making the bumpers.

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Re: Bentley 4,25 l Open Tourer Vanden Plas by Mikansue Motorkits

Post by Tom » Mon May 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Love those details!

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Post by Jean B. » Wed May 15, 2019 1:28 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Love those details!
Thanks! It's really satisfying to learn more and more about making all those details. So it's possible to keep only the main shape of a model and replace all trim by p/e parts. :)

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New parts.

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Making the running boards.

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Post by Tom » Wed May 15, 2019 1:47 pm

Beautifully made mascots and badges! The trim on the running boards looks superb.

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Post by Jager » Thu May 16, 2019 10:33 am

I'm always impressed by the way you attach the p/e "chrome" trim like the running boards. If it was me, there would be glue everywhere !
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Re: Bentley 4,25 l Open Tourer Vanden Plas by Mikansue Motorkits

Post by Jean B. » Fri May 17, 2019 1:21 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Beautifully made mascots and badges! The trim on the running boards looks superb.
Thanks! You might ask why I etch hundreds of badges during the last weeks... :roll: Well, I still have the plan to sell those badges and mascots on ebay, and so I now try how fine I could etch them to have a "final" layout which is working well. :)
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I'm always impressed by the way you attach the p/e "chrome" trim like the running boards. If it was me, there would be glue everywhere !
It's not that difficult. If you like to, have a look at this small tutorial:

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Mixing a small amount of 2K-glue.

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Fixing the p/e part on double sided adhesive tape and apply very few glue with a cut-off 0.25mm needle.

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Waiting a couple of minutes until the glue is not entirely liquid anymore, but already a slightly setting. Then quickly applying the p/e part.

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Waiting 30 to 60 minutes, then removing with a clean toothpick any glue excess around the part without any traces. Ready :P !

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The last p/e parts for the Bentley - hopefully... :)

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The tarp (or: persenning, in German :D ).

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The completed tail.

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Completed left-hand side.

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Post by Tom » Fri May 17, 2019 1:24 pm

That looks amazing!

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Post by Alex_W » Sat May 18, 2019 11:16 am

Excellent!

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Post by Jean B. » Sat May 18, 2019 1:32 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:24 pm
That looks amazing!
:P And that's only the beginning of the grand finale :D
Alex_W wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:16 am
Excellent!
Thanks! And show goes on:

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Starting to make the front end.

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Completed.

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Windshield.

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What might this be?

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A new way to give the windshield frames more "substance"!

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Post by Tom » Sat May 18, 2019 1:36 pm

...and it looks the part! All those finely-crafted details take your builds to a higher level.

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Post by Jean B. » Sun May 19, 2019 11:18 am

Tom wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:36 pm
...and it looks the part! All those finely-crafted details take your builds to a higher level.
I always fear that I'd run out of ideas and all the works would be repeated endlessly, so I'm very happy that I still find details and methods which require new ideas ;)

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My first Bentley mascot :P

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The tarp.

And now only one detail is still missing... Tomorrow's the big day!

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Post by Tom » Sun May 19, 2019 12:47 pm

Another fantastic build!

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Post by Jean B. » Mon May 20, 2019 10:17 am

Tom wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Another fantastic build!
Thank you :P ! Extending the British section of my collection...

After completing the car with the remaining details, the searching headligths, here she is in full beauty:

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Teaming up with another Vanden Plas Tourer.

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Post by Tom » Mon May 20, 2019 10:54 am

I really like everything about this, fantastic build!

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Post by reeft1 » Mon May 20, 2019 4:49 pm

Bravo!

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Post by Alex_W » Mon May 20, 2019 5:42 pm

That is a great looking car. And the best part is that it is #1 in a series of 1.

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Post by Jean B. » Wed May 22, 2019 1:11 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:54 am
I really like everything about this, fantastic build!
Thanks for your kind words! It's been a pleasure to share this build with you, hope to see you next time again :P
reeft1 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:49 pm
Bravo!
Thanks! One of the rare builds without big problems... :)
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Mon May 20, 2019 5:42 pm
That is a great looking car. And the best part is that it is #1 in a series of 1.
That's the point :D ! This time - I guess - even a resin model of this car is not available ;)

Having moved into her new home:

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Re: Bentley 4,25 l Open Tourer Vanden Plas by Mikansue Motorkits

Post by Tom » Wed May 22, 2019 1:33 pm

You bet you'll see me next time. This one's amazing, love the colour!

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Post by Serafa » Thu May 23, 2019 4:43 pm

Amazing work as always, Jean. I just hope I could have just half of your skills.

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