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by mtskull
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1187111

Re: Pic of the Day

Nice POTD; resplendent indeed.

Given the relatively long drying time of the paint, how successful were you in keeping dust out of it?
by mtskull
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 609707

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

:lol: :lol: :lol: No surprises there. I won't bore you all day with old aviator's tales but there is one more episode that deserves a mention, just to illustrate a further example of how stupid can be the implementation of rules that are supposed to keep us safe: Back in 1996, I was a Co-Pilot (alth...
by mtskull
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1187111

Re: Pic of the Day

Wow! Looking good!

I am sure that the relevant homework has already been done regarding the pro-whatsit paint but I was slightly amused to see the following on a supplier's website:

Suitability for high speed craft:.........n/a. :lol:
by mtskull
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 609707

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Apropos of nothing, I have shared this elewhere and received a very positive response, so I thought I would share it here too. This current spell of weather made me cast my mind back couple of years to when I was still flying for a living; since I retired, people often ask me: "Do you ever miss flyi...
by mtskull
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1187111

Re: Pic of the Day

Thanks gents; questions well and truly answered!
by mtskull
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1187111

Re: Pic of the Day

Fantastic progress, as always. A handful of questions re. the intakes: If every join and rivet needs to show, isn't it self defeating to use high build primer in that area? Wouldn't a light coat of thin grey primer be sufficient to give a uniform base colour before painting? It has been stated elsew...
by mtskull
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 919
Views: 539455

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Lego K7? Been there, done that.
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by mtskull
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 609707

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

I'm entirely in agreement that it is a terrible waste but, rather than throw everything away in a futile melodramatic gesture, perhaps the aircraft might have a brighter future if the relevant resources were directed towards: a) Finding a suitable home where the aircraft will be looked after properl...
by mtskull
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 609707

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

No missile - only a right royal bollocking at the other end Don't forget the inevitable arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and their aiders and abetters; also the fact that it would be hard to carry out speaking engagements from a prison cell. Then there's the prospect of a further crackdow...
by mtskull
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 609707

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Really sad that it should end up like that... :( :( It's terribly sad but they'll just sit there and do nothing. Just imagine the uproar if they actually did choose a quiet news day to sneak in there, fire up the old girl and blast her to Conninsby to formally donate her to the BBMF. The story woul...