Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Bluebird K7 model, Replicast

Post by Toleman » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:14 pm

I'm about to start a 1/43rd Replicast K7 kit and have a few colour questions (no not the blue). Were the bottom wet surfaces of the boat/sponsons bare aluminium, what colour was the seat/headrest and safety harnesses? Did the headrest still have the cutout for the oxygen pipe?
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Re: Bluebird K7 model, Replicast

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:07 am

I'm about to start a 1/43rd Replicast K7 kit and have a few colour questions (no not the blue). Were the bottom wet surfaces of the boat/sponsons bare aluminium, what colour was the seat/headrest and safety harnesses? Did the headrest still have the cutout for the oxygen pipe?
Thanks in advance Roger.
Hi Roger, and welcome to the forum. Please, ask away - one of us will keep you right.

Planing wedges were plain aluminium, underside was graphite grey and the seat and headrest were trimmed in a dark blue, possibly Navy (Mike?). No idea about the harness. The cutout in the headrest for the Siebe Gorman reg' was there 'til the last.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:07 pm

Here's a pic from the build diaries[.]
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:49 pm

Are those 2 holes where the harness fixes to the spar? Never noticed the cut out for theoxygen connector before, thought a new headrest was fitted after it's removal.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:45 pm

So you have the original headrest?

Wouldn't it have been better to bolt to the spar? Or was it like the mask? all for show?

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:43 am

Wouldn't it have been better to bolt to the spar? Or was it like the mask? all for show?
The spar is not as strong as the steel frame tubes from the point of view of getting a bolt fixing into it.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:03 pm

I don't remember seeing it when I visited many years ago.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:05 pm

Were the sides at shoulder level padded?

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:19 am

They had a thin skin of foam with vinyl over the top but I suspect it was more cosmetic than padding.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:05 am

Been busy this weekend, I've finished off all the bulkheads & glued it all together, I couldn't wait to get home from work today to prise it off the build board, I spent tonight adding fillets of epoxy to the joints, I ran out so I'll have to leave work early tomorrow to get some more.
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