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by Richie
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Warby's Spirit of Australia II
Replies: 28
Views: 3524

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

She certainly does look the part...... like a highly evolved version of K7
by Richie
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 311
Views: 43437

Re: Richie's Little Tank

I have a stack of rusty junk under the mini in the garage, a usual sight for a mini, however, in this case the rusty junk is bits of tank. I have a stack or reproduction fuel tanks which I need to fuse the ends with my Tig. just the usual fair. like I say, this one is in far better state than my fir...
by Richie
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 311
Views: 43437

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Yep...sorry.... a lot less broken on this one, and being a Mk2 it’s more civilised to run / maintain. This one has its original factory TL numbered engine too. Might just weld the armour back on though, as I don’t rivet. :D Tracks are mint but the pins are all snapped due to extreme sub zero temps w...
by Richie
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 311
Views: 43437

Re: Richie's Little Tank

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Seems the current model is a kit of parts....just 100 more magazine issues and I can start glueing it together.
by Richie
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 311
Views: 43437

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Another sticking point was that 99% of the work was completed by JCB and the team of volunteers at the Norfolk tank Museum. Guy turned up and attached one roller then dissapeared.


None of the volunteers got a mention


That boils my juices something crazy.
by Richie
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 311
Views: 43437

Re: Richie's Little Tank

I watched it tonight. I thought it wasn’t up to much at all. A major manufacturer Like JCB justifying not riveting the plate (we weld we don’t rivet) was very poor. Why go to the effort of reproducing something to meticulous German plans, to then not do it properly ?! Then they go and fit an engine ...
by Richie
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 76168

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Good luck to the Bloodhound team today for their test runs.
by Richie
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1100
Views: 161383

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Have you ever watched Eric Dube making armour ? awesome to watch. Bill and I were having this very discussion the other day..... of all things, I fancied making some chainmail or the riveted variety......then I saw how much work was involved so gave myself a quick slap.
by Richie
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 768
Views: 116849

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Nice. Just Need Barry Hares to put in a fully working scale engine :D
by Richie
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2725
Views: 341495

Re: Pic of the Day

I was shocked at how much the material had returned to its god awful springy hard state in the short time we have had to work with it. crazy weird stuff !


Mind, I take exception to the slapping on of paint comment ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: