Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:44 pm

I was asked to leave-they thought I was 'a bit odd'.
That'll be why you fit in so well at the BBP...
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by f1steveuk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:22 am

I take it the wheels on that are "part wheels" fixed to the bottom, or does it actually have axles?? :o
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by f1steveuk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:39 pm

I always told Fred Harris he should never give up with Replicast, what he produced with the equipment he had was boardering on genius!
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:12 pm

I always told Fred Harris he should never give up with Replicast, what he produced with the equipment he had was boardering on genius!
I have a couple of little Replicast K7s on my desk here. They're very good. Only problem with them is they're in the bare resin and look exactly like white chocolate so I've had to stop my kids trying to eat them on occasions.
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by f1steveuk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:30 pm

Yep, the only problem with resin kits, and a bain to Fred, air bubbles! if you rubbed it down too much, more air bubbles, and if you primed it too much, you lost detail. Now if you look at Fred's 1/12 th scale Miss EnglandII, absolute masterpiece!
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:19 pm

We looked at casting clear resin to encapsulate rivets and the like and obviously you can't have bubbles in there so the answer is a vacuum chamber. You mix your resin, place the pot in the chamber then evacuate it until the bubbles expand to a size where they rise through the resin and pop at the surface. Give it a few minutes, equalise the chamber again and your resin is ready to pour.

That was a useless information broadcast on behalf of the Bluebird Project.
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:19 pm

it happens whenever I've given him a long day of patches to put in
That was actually a long week of patches!
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by f1steveuk » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:16 am

I prescribe beer, several pints at least twice a day :D
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:49 am

I prescribe beer, several pints at least twice a day
Thanks, Steve. You're a mate. Did you hear that lads?
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by rob565uk » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:05 am

Reminds me of a prescription I once heard of for a cold:

"Hot water, honey, single malt whisky - repeat dose until patient laughs and sings"

Doesn't cure the cold but stops you thinking about it :D

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