Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:00 am

How about some filler to get the bloody nose the right shape! Why do they always cock that up?
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:03 am

Renegadenemo wrote:How about some filler to get the bloody nose the right shape! Why do they always cock that up? It's not like there's a shortage of reference pics.
You still talking about the model kit?! :lol:

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:43 am

You still talking about the model kit?!
Well I was, but there's the dubious shape at the pointy end of our tribute act to consider and then the hacksaw job we've done on our tin girl this week when letting in bits of recovered scrap from the lakebed so probably none of them are exactly right as we speak. No matter - it'll fix!
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by DamienB » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:14 am

You're obviously more familiar with the subject than I - how far is it off? Looking at it again I think it's a bit narrow from the cockpit forward but the only published drawings I've seen are exactly the same so presumably it's based on those...?

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:36 pm

From the picture of the completed model it looks to be nowhere near at all. The nose of the resin casting is chopped off in the pic. Maybe you could photograph that end and I'll give you a few pointers.
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by DamienB » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:57 pm

How's this...

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:11 pm

Damn, I was quite keen on getting one of these but seeing the raw castings now in such detail, there's a lot wrong there. Cockpit sides, foredeck area, steering blister, nose profile, flutes, base of tail fin, all are quite inaccurate. I'm sure it would still build into a reasonable little desktop item nonetheless, and one day I may be tempted.

Still, we should be grateful that such a thing is produced at all, as there are far more horrendous K7 items out there, and to be fair it's a hell of a shape to get right in any scale- be it 1/72 or 1/1! :lol:

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by bluebirdsback » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:54 am

Good points Mike but does the air intake look right.
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:59 am

Bloody miles away, as usual. What's their excuse?

Having said that,
to be fair it's a hell of a shape to get right in any scale- be it 1/72 or 1/1!
Never a truer word was spoken. We stand in front of the damn thing day in, day out looking at the shape and looking at the reference shots and we still can't always decide if it's right or not, but it's still a hell of a lot closer than that model, even on a bad day.
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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by alslad » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:23 am

Mike Bull wrote:Damn, I was quite keen on getting one of these but seeing the raw castings now in such detail, there's a lot wrong there. Cockpit sides, foredeck area, steering blister, nose profile, flutes, base of tail fin, all are quite inaccurate. I'm sure it would still build into a reasonable little desktop item nonetheless, and one day I may be tempted.

Still, we should be grateful that such a thing is produced at all, as there are far more horrendous K7 items out there, and to be fair it's a hell of a shape to get right in any scale- be it 1/72 or 1/1! :lol:
Just a thought folks, but has anyone considered commissioning a 'licensed by the Bluebird Project' model - you could have the old girl 3D scanned when she is finished and have the most accurate model ever produced. You never know, sales may even help with her semi-retrement fund!

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