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by Mike Bull
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 802185

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-

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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: 802185

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: 802185

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: 802185

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/...
by Mike Bull
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 802185

Re: Pic of the Day

that would be a known phenomenon with vintage cars and such so I'm pretty sure it was always off white. Who says it's car paint though? White oil based enamel paint and the like is notorious for yellowing with age. (Radiators, old house gloss, etc) I discount all pictures of the roundels in dayligh...
by Mike Bull
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 120549

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Let's put this another way, then. You've said what you have to say- the thrust being that you believe the Ruskin have sole ownership of the boat- over and over and over again. There is no need for you to say it anymore.
by Mike Bull
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 120549

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

No, there's too much pertinent information here, and it would only further feed the trolls if it was locked or in any other way moderated. I am however getting very sick of it becoming one man's personal forum. 30 posts in how many years Mike, get real. 30 posts in 15 days , actually, the majority ...
by Mike Bull
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 120549

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

No, there's too much pertinent information here, and it would only further feed the trolls if it was locked or in any other way moderated. I am however getting very sick of it becoming one man's personal forum.
by Mike Bull
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 120549

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Wasn't signed 'Mrs B Jones', was it? :lol:
by Mike Bull
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 120549

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Ernie Lazenby wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:27 pm
I visited his workshop to measure and photo the wreck having been given permission by Miss Campbell. I visited on 2 more occasions prior to 2007 but not since.
For what difference it makes, you here last here in 2009.

As for the rest of it, the phrase 'put up or shut up' comes to mind.