Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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K7boats
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:02 pm

It looks spot on mate ,, doing things to scale is hard my 1958 boat is harder than I thought I mainly have to rely on pictures the dash is easier to do but a long way off yet but it's going well I'm well pleased good luck with the rest of boat if it's like your dash it will be a corker.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:22 pm

Looks like yours is coming on well, interesting view down the jet pipe, would be interested in a closer view of the jet intake ducting, as this is something I need to try to add to mine as currently they are just holes.

I also thought about reshaping the intakes on mine to closer match the real thing but would be very difficult to modify the existing ones so may not.

Have you decided what turbine you are going to use to power it?

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:23 pm

Hi there I'll do some closer shots when I'm in the shed next the turbine is a old Simmer 35 Ib thrust which should make her shift but it is going to have a 45Ib thrust after I see how she goes the camera housing on intakes will have a working camera. The intakes on the 1958 K7 had a slightly different shape to the 66/67 I'll do pictures though, I'm fitting parachute break too if I can manage never know I might get it to work!
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:55 pm

I am looking for some assistance.

I believe there was a plate fitted on the transom near the hydraulic pipes for the water brake which had technical details about weight etc.

Does anyone have a picture of it? i would like to add the same to my model

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:44 pm

Hi yes I do have a picture of the plaque it has if I can remember the tonnage and Lloyds insurance details if I find it I've a few books to go through I'll send it on but I'm on hols going away Saturday night if you don't find it by the time I get back I will keep looking till I find picture, I'm putting some pictures on tonight showing my progress, she still looks ruff but it's getting there and a lot of work has been done...
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:22 pm

Sorry for repeat photo could not delete it anyway photo of my camera holder I believe 1958 k7 had camera if anyone knows different please let me know,,,but it's where my camera is going also Arial holder too there was a wire between the two think it was a type of brace/support for Arial.
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Post by mickday » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 am

Latest picture, including updated spray baffles, all I need now is my vacuum formed canopy, which should be back from manufacture any day now
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 pm

Hi looks fantastic pilot to I'll look for plaque info this afternoon as I've just got back off holiday, where are you getting canopy from? I'll need one to would help a lot.Anyway fantastic boat I'm sure it will go great on the water too.

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Post by mickday » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:24 pm

Canopy is being made by Sarik Hobbies

https://www.sarikhobbies.com/sarik-vac-form/

I had to make mould myself, I ended up using a piece of pine newel post, as my boat was originally fitted with solid fibreglass canopy
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Here is mould part way through shaping.

Picture of the plaque would still be great...
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:39 pm

Fantastic detail ! Love it.

You will be making the pilots head turn next 😊
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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