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by conistoncollie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2784
Views: 414228

Re: Pic of the Day

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:14 am
...and continuing that spirit, when she goes to Scotland we've talked about her having the Union flag and the Scottish Saltire on her nose, not unlike my current avatar.
Shouldn't the staff of the senior flag be in front?
by conistoncollie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2784
Views: 414228

Re: Pic of the Day

**ANORAK ALERT**
In 1957 K7 ran on Consiston Water with Union/US crossed flags.
Not sure about the Scottish saltaire idea. Without wishing to get all political, I would prefer to see the crossed Union flags returned. Just my personal opinion.
by conistoncollie
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2784
Views: 414228

Re: Pic of the Day

Will you be keeping the original paint / Union Jack on the tail fin, or will it be refinished?
by conistoncollie
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 128
Views: 11131

Re: Return to the Water

Future historians may refer to it as the 2018 Loch Fad version
by conistoncollie
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 128
Views: 11131

Re: Return to the Water

Sounds like DC dealt with key individuals rather than committees.
Thanks for the info Neil, much appreciated.

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. (Sir Barnett Cocks)
by conistoncollie
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 128
Views: 11131

Re: Return to the Water

Question for the historians.
Just wondering what sort of official permissions Donald Campbell had to negotiate in 1966 in order to run Bluebird K7 on Coniston Water?
by conistoncollie
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2784
Views: 414228

Re: Pic of the Day

Bodywork is looking good and the daily pics are always interesting.

Today's caption (13/2/18) 'Here we’ve gotten all the way to the back...'

Gotten - ? Have you started using an American copywriter?
by conistoncollie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2784
Views: 414228

Re: Pic of the Day

When I used to illustrate jet engine fuel system maintenance manuals we had to get such details as direction of spring / thread helix correct.
Otherwise it would not get signed off and passed for release by QC.
by conistoncollie
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2784
Views: 414228

Re: Pic of the Day

Was that supplied by Birmetals / Birmalloy?
by conistoncollie
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2784
Views: 414228

Re: Pic of the Day

Tis the modern way. The old school copywriters I used to work with put the juicy stuff first. That way when the Editor ran out of space he just chopped the less useful stuff off the end.

At least we have a Forum where such inaccuracies can be aired and corrected.