Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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You’ve got more patience than me with all that PE - I’d have screwed it all up in frustration by now :lol:

Here’s my latest project - I’ve converted crusader to jet power, just need to try it out now.

This one’s still work in progress...
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Here’s my latest project - I’ve converted crusader to jet power, just need to try it out now.
Let us know if you need a support boat and divers- I'm sure Rich would enjoy bagging up bits of broken Crusader for you. :lol:

Liking the little engines too - where do you get those?
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Was going to ask about the engines Rich. 3D printed or cast ?
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Not sure how many broken bits of crusader there’ll be - I’m half expecting it to burst into flames first :lol:

The engines were made by Fred Harris (Replicast Record Models) about 20 years ago - he made three large scale ME2s - one for Kevin Desmond, one for a cafe in Detroit, another for an anonymous collector, and Ernie made his own from Fred’s moulds.
This was a spare set of castings and mouldings by Fred - the engines are just resin cast from moulds :D
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The moulds are clearly of good quality !
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First test of Miss England today on the baby battery - happy with the results :D

https://youtu.be/3ZQAvJd86yw
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She looks great Rich. Up onto the step very smoothly and she glides across the surface. Very promising.

Top job.

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Cheers Paul - I’ll try and upload today’s video with the bigger battery fitted...
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RIP John May. I am sorry to report the death of modeller supreme John May 90yrs. He sadly passed away in July 2020.
I had corresponded with John over many years and we had become good friends. As a result I received and was allowed to take photos of some of his models. On page 80 of this thread Black Knight posted photos of his one eight scale Crusader. John always requested that I not post any photos of his models. I do not know why, but I hope he forgives me as I believe he was in a class of his own [I'm biased!] and I hope you will agree with me and pay homage to his skills. I have some 30 photos of his Crusader build and others of other models. He also designed model boats and with 'Jet Black' [I have the drawings !] a 'reverse 3'using 67 motor, the boat managed to set a model speed record of 115mph. The boat later set a world High jump record when it flipped! I will attach a few photos, if you want to see more please ask and I would honoured to show off the skills of this man. I attach photos of John and Crusader. Also the ghost engine.
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