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12th Scale Copper Bentley Blower by Carl-Seager 12th Scale Copper Bentley Blower by Carl-Seager
Copper 12th Scale Bentley Blower. Started this a few years ago. Now refining somewhat and embarking on MkII as I have better workshop facilities now and can really get stuck in...as long as I don't burn the workshop down first with my recently completed, and slightly explosive, home-made resistance solderer. Pic shows mahogany forming block used to form copper body...and first bonnet with louvres back to front, dammit. Aluminium formed radiator cowel and mud guards, copper wheel rims (formed around halved turned oak block from sheet and then soldered), copper wire spokes, brass turned hubs. RTV rubber tyres cast in resin mold (from original oak turned tyre). Aluminium head lamp housings formed with made-up oak die set and brute force, lol. Steel and brass soldered chassis. Brass leaf springs (individual leaves) and shock absorbers. Pewter supercharger molded in silicon mold taken from brass and steel original.

About 15" in legth.
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SARGY001 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely piece of work, I make models for a living, but would love to have time to have a go at this.
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Carl-Seager Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks...'tis fun :_)
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
This is stunning!
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Carl-Seager Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you...much appreciated :_)
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orientalbunny Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I know absolutely nothing about cars, molds, and/or workshopping - but i do know this looks AWESOME! :clap:

PS - please try not to blow your workshop up ;P
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Carl-Seager Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hahah, thanks...and I will...try not to, that is :)
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orientalbunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
:D
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Toshiba-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, let me make sure I understand this... you are making this model completely from scratch? This is not a kit. You made that wood form first and are using it to form the copper and molding the tires, etc? That is amazing!
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Carl-Seager Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Entirely from scratch. If there was such a thing as a copper kit I doubt I'd be able to afford it, lol.
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! :D :D :D
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