Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by lsrdatabase » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:31 pm

jonwrightk7 wrote:nice model mike, hope mine looks anything like that when i get it finished!
Hi John,
I have PM you, please PM me back, as I'm not sure it worked. Contact me off site or on my site if you prefer.
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by klingon » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:53 am

Renegadenemo wrote:You're a different Andy to the one Mike didn't really make a model for. Now I'm confused!
Your restoring a boat,which is mostly a plane, which is named after a bird,which travels on shoes,which submerges now and again-and YOUR confused? :D
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by klingon » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:58 am

Mike Bull wrote:
a bird,which travels on shoes
Don't they all? :lol:
Only the lesser spotted Jimmychoo! :lol:
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Re: Bluebird Plans - Model maker

Post by f1steveuk » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:36 pm

ace_chris wrote:There was a set of plans produced a few years back, at 1:9th scale. They were produced from some of Ken Norris's general arrangement plans of K7, and produced with his authority and permission. Think they appeared in Model boats magazine. Would perhaps suggest getting hold of a copy of these alternatively some plans are offered for sale on http://www.acrossthelake.com/ click the collectors tab and there is a whole bunch of plans for sale. Chris
Some of which (and the ones on Ebay) look very much like the ones I purchased from Vospers (as seen in Leap into Legend) that I let some one have, and are now being sold for £15. Nice :evil:
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Re: Bluebird Plans - Model maker

Post by Excelsior2007 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:38 pm

I have this model of Bluebird as well. Though currently unable to access it cause it's down in Gloucestershire and I'm up here in Scotland. Painted it a nice shade of blue prior to when I get round to building it (I paint model parts before assembly - something I should have learned to do a long time ago).
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by ray » Thu May 27, 2010 12:05 pm

bluebird K7 drawings were printed in uk magazine Model Boats july 1994

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by mtskull » Sat May 29, 2010 4:39 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:We don't have an Andy.
You do now :D

Incidentally, I am part way through the build of a Speedline K7 as a working R/C model. Originally planned to use ducted fan propulsion, I had to abandon the idea when tests showed that the scale intakes and jetpipe strangled the thrust down to nothing. A prop it is, then; at least it won't be visible when the boat is on the water.

I agree with Mike that the kit isn't all that one would expect for the money; in particular, my spar fairings were so poorly formed as to be unusable, so I'll end up making new ones from scratch. That said, Mike's finished article is magnificent; I am inspired to complete mine to the same standard, although that means the real thing will probably be on the water first....
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by bluebirdsback » Sun May 30, 2010 11:05 pm

I fancied doing one of them CN7 kits untill the trouble i had with the K7 one. I thought it was my rubbish modeling skills till i read this lot. The only reason i got it finished was my wife said i couldnt.
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by ace_chris » Mon May 31, 2010 8:36 am

The Speedline Models kits, of both CN7 and K7 are poor. I understand the the K7 kit was originally designed for rocket propulsion but when this didn sell very well it was bastardised into a radoi controlled version. I mean, why design the bloody thing to have a rocket stuck up its arse, thus destroying it?!

I believe the CN7 model is a weeny bit more accurate, but was basically copied off another commercially available CN7 model. I remember that when the K7 kit was originally produced, Speedline models were going to donate a fee to the bluebird project from the sale of each kit, think it might even state that on the box. Wonder if that was/is still the case? Chris

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by ace_chris » Mon May 31, 2010 9:02 am

Maybe it was something Adrian said but I know there was definitely talk of funds being donated to the bluebird project.

I think the CN7 model you refer to was the erm source of inspiration...! Chris :roll:

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