Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by pmw1985 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:23 am

My Land speed collection, I have to admit it is lacking in Donald Campbell but plan to rectify that
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:37 pm

Wow ! No Knight Industries 2000 ?!
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Post by midlife » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:40 pm

Managed to find a decent 1/6 scale stl file on the interweb, here's my scaled up 1/4.2 rough version to see if it's viable. It's not looking too shabby at the moment. I'll have a look when it's finished before I commit the time & filament to a higher resolution version.
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Post by midlife » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Here he is finished enjoying a tab with me in the back yard.
I'm not going to use the face, well I don't think so but the helmet is spot on for my needs. High resolution version next weekend it is then[.]
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Post by midlife » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:42 am

A nice link for CN7 modellers
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Post by midlife » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 pm

Me trying to explain to my 3 year old grandson that a guy called Richie spent 2 years sweating blood over the sponsons...
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Post by midlife » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:27 am

Ouch [.] , that was only part of the conversation Mike, he knows about all of the team, we've been through the team page several times. He absolutely refuses to accept that BFG stands for Barry From Grimsby!
He wants a searching hat like Bill's & wants to drive a fire engine like Fireman Sam when he grows up.
We also went to the Lakeland motor museum today, the only thing he wanted to see was the K7 from Across The Lake, he stood there mesmerised for a good 10 minutes, his attention span is usually only around 30 seconds normally, so it must have been a profound experience for him.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:06 am

Me trying to explain to my 3 year old grandson that a guy called Richie spent 2 years sweating blood over the sponsons...
John and Rich did the internal structure - about 200 parts per sponson. I did the welding and much of the tin bashing on the upper fairings. We all skinned them and Mike and BFG were on it from the get-go but specialised in detailing the wedges and stabilising fins as the job neared completion. Rich proved himself king of the Helicoils on that job too. And that's without MKW Engineering's £20k contribution in machining the wedges after ThyssenKrupp donated the material.

They are exactly to the drawings and the result of a huge team effort. We're very proud of our sponsons. But, yes, technically a guy called Richie did sweat blood for two years over them... :D
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:51 am

I can't talk about it.....it's too soon.

It's the tolerance factor (on top of the convoluted design) that killed us.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by wbjohn » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:17 am

i don't recall helping to build any sponsons, possibly similar to a trauma incident, my brain has erased those years from my memory.

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