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Well, i did a little minor reshaping of the helmet & mask, when I opened my tin of blue paint it resembled old jam, I thinned it out & gave him a coat, unfortunately it's going to need a second coat, more pics tomorrow.
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Well here we go, now that I've finally made a start on the cockpit sides my DMC is just too wide, I'll take a mill off each side tomorrow, glue his arms on, do a final tarting up with millliput & give him a final coat or two of paint.

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Over the weekend I made & fitted a dummy intake to give it some realism rather than just blanking them off.
I've also made a start on the canopy side & back mounts, really I should have made the canopy first & then make the mounts to fit, but that wouldn't be cricket now would it, far too many years at RR so I've forgotten that there is always a sensible easy way.
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Ah, the eternal trap of the Bluebird K7 modeller.

The inlets aren't a semicircle when viewed from the front. They're flat on top across the width of the canopy and bulge out just above where they meet the deck.
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Renegadenemo wrote:Ah, the eternal trap of the Bluebird K7 modeller.

The inlets aren't a semicircle when viewed from the front. They're flat on top across the width of the canopy and bulge out just above where they meet the deck.

Hehe, I guess it's hard to see in that picture, iirc I offset the two rads by about 12mm, perhaps it's easier to see in this picImage
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Been looking for scale model to add to collection and found delta bravo models for CN7 & K7, look good but bit pricy, but will be worth it to add to my collection

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Personally I think the Delta stuff is not very accurate looking. Have you looked at Touchwood Models for a K7? Then there's afew variants of CN7 that were done that pop up on ebay. The Bizarre CN7 is very nice. There might be a re-release of the Western Models version in the future.

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After a lot of experimentation & about 30 attempts, I think at last I might just have a viable canopy, party timeImage
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I will check out the touchwood K7.

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I was talking to the Ruskin Museum last week and they was talking about a chrome K7 that will soon be forsale. Has anyone heard about this?

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