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by PeteManc
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

Hi all. Finally got to the Ruskin Museum this morning, my first chance since around 2011. It was both fantastic and fascinating to see the sponsons up close, having seen only photos up until now. Must have been a pretty hefty job transporting/bringing them in! As a kid I remember being surprised by ...
by PeteManc
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

Hi All, hope you guys are all well. I haven't been able to do any work on the Touchwood kit since March, as I've been too busy with finishing my college studies and working/trying to find work experience etc. Hoping to get back to Bluebird soon! In the meantime I've kept my eye on the photo of the d...
by PeteManc
Tue May 03, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Pic of the Day

Is it known if the grey underside came up under the nose & if so how far? If you have a copy of Neil Sheppard's fantastic book, I'm pretty sure (if memory serves) that there's a nice shot in there of Bluebird's nose underside, showing where the grey stops. I haven't got it to hand at the moment, bu...
by PeteManc
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

I've seen that in a few colour photos, I've always thought it looks a bit like shammy leather material.
by PeteManc
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 279209

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

...and back on goes the jig for the cockpit sides, which I last year re-shaped with reference to the planform in ''The Engineer''. Before long however, it became clear that this didn't look right. The second photo shows how I've mistakenly given them a very gradual, concave slope. I made the new pro...
by PeteManc
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

Fantastic stuff, will that be on the project's next YouTube progress update? I really love hearing the spooling-up of jet engines. If I said that anywhere but on this forum I'd probably get weary looks and 'boyman' type comments. :D
by PeteManc
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

Nice work Steve, the dials look great. I've made the dynotape labels in word, and although they're tiny, you can just see the red/black/blue broken up by white. At first I hadn't been able to get anything that small to look ok but I tweaked the settings a bit. With a lens you can read them. I did st...
by PeteManc
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

Fantastic, thanks Bill.
by PeteManc
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

Cheers Bill, that looks amazing. I'm enjoying working out how to make the various sections of 1/12 Orph, and the plate in this picture has exactly the right metallic look.
by PeteManc
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 295735

Re: Technical Talk

Actually speaking of boggling the mind, I've found a kit for making a 1/12 harness with photo-etched parts. How on earth they can make such tiny things so precisely boggles my mind. Helpfully there's a 1/12 decal sheet of cockpit instruments, too.