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by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 109278

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

That’s a big and complicated question, or at least the answer is… In the early days we had a romantic notion of just going straight to Coniston for the Proving Trial once we had a complete boat but the more we learned the more we realised it wasn’t to be so simple. Once we began moving the boat from...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 109278

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Hello I hope I have this on the right thread. I have been interested since you operated the Bluebird on Bute and I have a question. Do you know why the plans to operate on Coniston water in 2019 were cancelled and if there are any current plans to try again? Hi William and welcome to the forum... T...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!
Replies: 65
Views: 60086

Re: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!

Surely the parties concerned do not wish to see this pointless deadlock continue? Apologies if I have thins wrong but you come across as though you feel it's six of one and half a dozen of the other when in actual fact we never wanted this pointless deadlock and have worked tooth and nail in the fi...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 926
Views: 566176

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Indeed - it looks fabulous. Just need to sort out that red colour now. :D
by Renegadenemo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!
Replies: 65
Views: 60086

Re: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!

Considering the above and the strict rules around a charity litigating before exhausting all alternatives, it seems to me as if the Ruskin received some highly questionable advice which has already cost a fortune and may well cost even more if the Charity Commission investigates in depth. It’s high...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 926
Views: 566176

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Of all the tools we used to nail down the correct shade of Bluebird blue the one that was most accurate and consistent was a hand held spectrophotometer as used by makeup artists. Failing that, the good old RAL colour chart did a good job. The problem we had was that, although we knew we were lookin...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 926
Views: 566176

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I'd bet you're bang on with that theory. Never thought of that. Now you need to work out what the colour is on the car.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 926
Views: 566176

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Well that helps! :lol: My eldest is a goldfish expert. She has a shoal of them in her bedroom in a huge tank and one has a bright red head so maybe we could catch it and put the RAL colour chart against it? Seriously, though, when goldfish do a red colour it's a very bright red so even the 'goldfish...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 926
Views: 566176

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Only an opinion as l'm by no means any expert but having studied as many Crusader pics as l can find of late that colour you've tried looks a little brown to me, bit like terra cotta. Could just be the light/pic of course but all the colour pics l've seen suggest a very bright scarlet colour. 201903...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 926
Views: 566176

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

They look great!

We're going to have some deadly accurate dimensions for Crusader soon if any other modelers fancy a crack at it and of course there's nothing we don't know about the big blue one.