Simple Deform Bend not bending along Z axis correctly?

I have a model that I want a slight bend in, but it behaves extremely weird on the Z axis.
I tried other axis’s but to no luck and the model’s rotation is 0,0,0 and even tried without an empty but no luck.

What am I missing?




Hi mate I just answered a similar question here https://blenderartists.org/t/bend-modifier/1308818

Have a play around, and be aware that the position of empty and your objects origin are where they need to be. Plus, I am not sure on this but you may need more topology for it to work

Hope you can figure it out

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Sorry for responding so late, haven’t done much work on the model since.
Thanks for the reply and solution!