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by mickday
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 422930

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Picture with canopy

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All I need to do now is work out the details of exactly how I am going to attach it, I would like it to slide like the real thing
by mickday
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 422930

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Looks great Ernie, that must have been a scary ride in it's day!
by mickday
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 422930

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Canopy is being made by Sarik Hobbies https://www.sarikhobbies.com/sarik-vac-form/ I had to make mould myself, I ended up using a piece of pine newel post, as my boat was originally fitted with solid fibreglass canopy 2018-06-30_16-36-15_276.jpg Here is mould part way through shaping. Picture of the...
by mickday
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 422930

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Latest picture, including updated spray baffles, all I need now is my vacuum formed canopy, which should be back from manufacture any day now
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by mickday
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1071264

Re: Pic of the Day

one slip with that disk cutter and one very costly mistake. Did you see the episode of Wheeler Dealers where Edd China was trimming a new canopy for a bubble car and cracked it so had to buy another one? An expensive mistake indeed! That was exactly what I was thinking of! https://www.youtube.com/w...
by mickday
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1071264

Re: Pic of the Day

Trimming the canopy looks like a job not to be taken lightly, one slip with that disk cutter and one very costly mistake. I presume that both canopies have no been successfully trimmed with no catastrophes. I would imagine that making the mould was a time consuming effort as well. Was the canopy vac...
by mickday
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 422930

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I am looking for some assistance.

I believe there was a plate fitted on the transom near the hydraulic pipes for the water brake which had technical details about weight etc.

Does anyone have a picture of it? i would like to add the same to my model
by mickday
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 422930

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Looks like yours is coming on well, interesting view down the jet pipe, would be interested in a closer view of the jet intake ducting, as this is something I need to try to add to mine as currently they are just holes. I also thought about reshaping the intakes on mine to closer match the real thin...
by mickday
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 422930

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Dashboard now completed for my 1:5 scale model. Could not quite get it all to line up as well as I would have liked, but does not look bad

Image
by mickday
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1071264

Re: Pic of the Day

Mike Bull wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Ta much. It'll stay in the interim grey finish for Bute, but is complete and ready to go.
So I presume the final colour is matt black?