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Bentley 4.5L Blower
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by: Alex Howie [ ZANDER99 ]


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Introduction

Miss Paget's team comprised of two Bentley Blowers both with 4.4L supercharged I4 engines, number 8 was driven by Dr. Dudley Benjafield and Giulio Ramponi, this car completed 144 laps taking tenth position.

The other car; number 9 driven by Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin and Jean Chassagne completed 138 laps and finished in eleventh position.

One of the cars set the lap record with 144.3 kilometres per hour, unfortunately both Bentley Blowers failed to complete the race due to technical difficulties.

Content

The kit comprises of six sprues and a set of five solid rubber tyres.

Sprues one to four are moulded in dark green which is very close to "British racing green" and have a good level of detailing, the dashboard is particularly good. There are some raised seams and minor flashing but nothing that cannot be easily cleaned with a craft knife.
Sprue five is the clear plastic parts while the sixth is chrome finished; finally the seventh are solid rubber tyres.

Review

The instruction book is Revell of Germany's usual standard with clear line drawings to illustrate the kit assembly.

The kit seems very good and being cast in dark green could be assembled by a beginner with very little painting. Chrome parts (if you are familiar with them) will present the usual challenge in handling and fixing, and several of them are quite small so patience will be required especially on the single wheel nuts if you want the wheels to turn freely.

The kit would be most satisfying for a model builder with some experience, although a minor point it would have been nice of Revell of Germany to provide the number 9 on the decal sheet to give you a choice of which car in the Paget team to finish the model as.

You will see from the images that although this is a “box review” I assembled the engine block and the detail is quite good.

Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For details visit www.revell.de/en, @RevellGermany or facebook.com/Revell

SUMMARY
Highs: A good level of detail, particulary in some of the interior, door handles and hinges are picked out on the inside of each chassis piece.
Lows: Some minor seams and shrink marks which can be easily remedied.
Verdict: A good kit which I feel comfortable to recommend.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:24
  Mfg. ID: 07007
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2015
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 76.25%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 83.40%

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About Alex Howie (Zander99)
FROM: , UNITED KINGDOM

Copyright ©2019 text by Alex Howie [ ZANDER99 ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



Comments

Love the blower Bentley's. Excellent review Alex. thanks for taking the time to do this.
FEB 15, 2015 - 01:41 PM
Les Rogers built this model recently: LINK
FEB 28, 2015 - 06:48 AM
Thank you for the review of this nice kit with very nice box-art. Only strange that you don't mention this is a HELLER kit. The Heller name is printed on some of the parts !
APR 23, 2015 - 03:54 AM
   

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