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by MattWillis
Sat May 11, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 573273

Re: Bluebird Models

Thanks for comments one and all. I'll have to have a go at that big, vacform CN7 next...
by MattWillis
Fri May 10, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 147522

Re: The Barracuda Project

Hi Matt, Thanks for that - we may just take you up on that offer as we don't have a lot of time for extra websites and there's not too much written about the Barra'. The tailplane spars are coming on very nicely now - or at least they were 'til we nicked our two Barra' apprentices to rivet K7's eng...
by MattWillis
Fri May 10, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 573273

Re: Bluebird Models

Here's my just-completed 1935 Railton Blue Bird if anyone's interested. Mach One Models, resin and white metal, 1/43.

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by MattWillis
Fri May 10, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 147522

Re: The Barracuda Project

If you want any help with general content for the Barra project site, you have only to ask - my book on it is nearly finished (next in line after my Mustang book), plus I've been working on a biog of Fairey test pilot Duncan Menzies so I have a fair bit of info. (If you wanted to use any of the Barr...
by MattWillis
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 147522

Re: broken Barracuda Project

Nice piece on the fledgling project/the type here too- http://navalairhistory.com/2012/03/02/fairey-barracuda-wreckage-and-recollections/ Thanks for the nod, Mike, much obliged. How's the Barra coming along? Sounds like a start has been made which is fantastic news. There's a much shorter defence o...
by MattWillis
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 641767

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Nice pictures. With all the attention focussed on '558 these days, I tend to forget that there's other Vulcans out there that can at least trundle about, and which could do with a few quid sent their way as well. Thanks. The guys and girls at Wellesbourne do a fantastic job to keep her running and ...
by MattWillis
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 641767

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Some photos from the Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels event earlier today. Great day, awesome sight and sound of Vulcan fast taxi
by MattWillis
Sun May 13, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Officially full of wind!
Replies: 27
Views: 15954

Re: Officially full of wind!

mtskull wrote:I don't suppose I will be challenging Jordan for speed, but I can't wait to get this one wet on Coniston Water with a sail full of wind!
(International 12, similar vintage to Bluebird K4).
Proper clinker - Beautiful! My MR is just plywood. Don't see many International 12s in this country.
by MattWillis
Mon May 07, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Officially full of wind!
Replies: 27
Views: 15954

Re: Officially full of wind!

Apparently our Jordan from the team has just become the 2012 Flying Fifteen Silver Fleet Northern Champion, which I believe is something do with those funny little boats that don't have engines. Well done. Nice boats FFs, as are most things designed by Uffa. I have a 1964 Merlin Rocket (Proctor XVI...
by MattWillis
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Mail on Sunday
Replies: 45
Views: 25573

Re: Mail on Sunday

Is it not in there then? Don't really want to buy the Mail if it isn't...