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    Quote Originally Posted by yukonphil View Post
    Thanks , have already been in touch with him trying to get copy of build folder , as you can see from the laid out parts there is a lot of work in this kit.

    build manual/drawings described as ' a bit vague ' !

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    I'd make the bonnet a bit longer I think as you have that great big gap to the front chassis rail (unless you are going to put a nose on it like the one above).

    Louvres etc can all be added to bonnet sides to break it up.

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    Stormbird - Hi Paul,

    I love your use of OSB for mocking things up, it really helps to visualised how it will all look.

    Given the sheer scale of the beast, I am not sure that trimming a couple of inches off the sides will be enough.



    As I think it is more to do with the body sitting on the chassis rails and the position of the wheel centres in relation to the chassis.
    ( Even allowing for the fact you will eventually have bigger wheels fitted. )

    Having said that, the idea of increasing the height of the 'cardboard' bonnet cover in proportion to the sides is a good one.

    Personally, I think you should take advantage of the fact you will not have an aircraft engine under the bonnet.

    As this would allows you to keep the bodywork lower for most of its length before 'dramatically' sweeping up around the cockpit.







    Either way, the car is still going to turn heads wherever it goes.

    Good luck, Paul.

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    Funny really that there are loads of 'good' Bentley specials about like this ?



    A real brute looks like a single seat racing car with an occasional tandem seat ?

    Then someone turns out this ?



    In my eyes it just looks wrong.....

    However I do find having parts of it in flesh makes it much easier to tweak than looking at some lines on paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    I'd make the bonnet a bit longer I think as you have that great big gap to the front chassis rail (unless you are going to put a nose on it like the one above).

    Louvres etc can all be added to bonnet sides to break it up.
    yes fancy a cowl , rather than a grill ?







    perm any one from 3 !

    will try a cardboard one of either 2 [ easiest I think ] 3 [ lots compound stuff ] or 1 sort of grill/cowl all in one.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    Funny really that there are loads of 'good' Bentley specials about like this ?


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    Hard to see car with such a cluttered back ground...

    So I have cleaned it up a bit and applied some features ?

    Cowl , air vents ? and wood behind bonnet ..



    Strangely it no longer looks quite ' out of proportion ' as it did ?

    regards Paul

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    I love the inventiveness of this! The wheels do need to be taller, as you know, so I think I'd be looking for those pretty soon - remember that every inch taller that the wheels are will raise the chassis by half an inch. That brings me to my second point - belly pan! If you can fabricate a belly pan to hang down below the chassis, maybe with a row of louvres in the side, it'll visually lower the whole thing.
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    Thanks all lots good ideas.

    Wheels [ and belly pan a possibility ] once legal and on the road.

    regards Paul

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    Belly pan is a great shout!

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