Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine The Le Mans ‘Blower’ Bentley was Airfix’s first large scale car release and this welcome re-issue is forty years after the original! For the time it was a hugely detailed kit and for the most part things aren’t bad by current standards. There’s a full chassis to be built up from individual rails and cross members onto which go a full engine and suspension. We see some plumbing such as an oil return on the sump and fuel lines moulded onto the sides of the tank but there is plenty of scope to add more should you be feeling a little more adventurous. Advanced builders may wish to replace the wheel spokes with metal ones, though to be fair the plastic mouldings are very fine. One detail that does grate and really could do with improvement is the carburettors on the exposed supercharger at the front which at the very least need some intake trumpets fitting. Plenty of scope for a great project though.
The original plastic kit manufacturer, as popular and builder friendly today as they were 60 years ago. Made in England.
Bentley Blower 4.5 model by Airfix
Plastic Kit: 1:12
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