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by Mike Bull
Wed May 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 288
Views: 118126

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

A new video, to bring things up to date...

by Mike Bull
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 173
Views: 70296

Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

Race Director Charlie Whiting has died suddenly in Australia-

http://news.sky.com/story/charlie-whiti ... 6-11664877
by Mike Bull
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

Modern A4 paper and Brilliant White paint contains artificial brighteners. Don't take me too literally with the paper- I'm just trying to make the point that however you slice it, cream just isn't white. I'd like to see the Old English White outdoors before passing a final judgement on it, and agai...
by Mike Bull
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

I say pure white will look like the photos in all situations while the off-white will probably pass when outdoors, but not in any poor or indoor lighting. In the night, someone has glued a pancake to the boat- 00.jpg -seen there under normal workshop lighting. Here it is again with camera flash- 00a...
by Mike Bull
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

Thanks for the input, much appreciated.

I should have stuck to my guns in the first place, as above - white!!

Out with the Humbrol 22, William!
by Mike Bull
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

I thought I'd try the original piece out in the really bright sunshine today, thinking I'd see it being all bright and white like- 20190311_134059.jpg B****r! Still creamy looking...I think that's the end of my looks-white-in-daylight theory. I'm starting to think that for whatever reason, we're bei...
by Mike Bull
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

The Bristol logos were little metal badges that were screwed on- the one on the right was still present when the boat was recovered, not sure about the other one. Bill?

Here's an Old English White Morris Minor in the daylight-

OEW Moggie.jpg

Pretty white, isn't it?
by Mike Bull
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

OEW today, seen in greyscale...

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by Mike Bull
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

Trouble is, it looks pure white in virtually all outdoor pictures no matter what, due to the daylight.

If the surviving piece has faded and gone creamy with age, it's gone exactly WT3 Old English White in the process!
by Mike Bull
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 718312

Re: Pic of the Day

I agree. The original half of roundel is interesting - the 'white' paint and the black of the (asymmetrical) infinity symbol are very smooth, although there's at least one nasty run in the white! The whole infinity symbol looks to have been painted in one fluid movement, with a single brush about 5/...