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by Richie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 570917

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

NOTE: Why does the forum turn images taken by Apple devices upside down ?
by Richie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 570917

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

After persevering much with these god awful AK paints, I have some colour onto the hull, unlike solvent based paints where I can shoot a dust layer followed by a good base coat, this water based stuff takes many many many light layers to build up any depth of colour... furthermore it scratches so ea...
by Richie
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1036
Views: 604086

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Long day today antifouling the yacht, she was lifted out for her survey and to replace rotten keel bolts ! All done now though and ready to start racing again, for what’s left of the season.. At least my current clothes won’t get any marine growth on them now :D 524293D2-037D-4877-9E19-B20F1501F6E6....
by Richie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 570917

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

If it has capacity to run Ernie I would let her run !

Having closed the decks in on HMS Hood I am starting to think I should have installed an ESC, prop shafts and rudder.

It’s done now for me, no turning back.
by Richie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 570917

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Well, I have started the 1:200 HMS Hood. Hull bracing is in, decks are on, rudder attaches and cutlass bearings fitted. I went to airbrush this using AK Paints....not happy with the product at all... very poor indeed, looks like I will have to flat it back and start over ! The model kit itself is fa...
by Richie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 570917

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Looking good Rich.

The engine cover fits just like the 1:1 K7 ! Watch for water ingress.


We need to sort that on the 1:1 amongst other things.
by Richie
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 570917

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Tell me about it, there are numerous detail up packs which cost more than the model itself, I think I will stop at railings decks and main armament ! I have the metal bending tool here ready, I have been going through archive footage and images, along with the book I posted. The model is a good size...
by Richie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 570917

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Looks great Rich.... I am shortly about to embark on my own scale model project, thanks to Bill who got me a 1:200 scale HMS Hood Model as a 40th birthday gift. I have since purchased a reference book and have been looking at the detail up packs online (lots of photo etch and wood). My great uncle D...
by Richie
Thu May 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1036
Views: 604086

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Looking good Jordan !

Today’s exploits included nuts and bolts on the carrier and coral fragging this afternoon.
by Richie
Thu May 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1036
Views: 604086

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Been building pizza ovens, my little carrier along with work and my own business.... in between drinking too much ! Also reading up on upping my dive skills....moving towards tec from rec for those slightly deeper wrecks ! Need to sort my fitness for sure as presently I am not even remotely dive fit !