Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:19 am

They had a thin skin of foam with vinyl over the top but I suspect it was more cosmetic than padding.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:05 am

Been busy this weekend, I've finished off all the bulkheads & glued it all together, I couldn't wait to get home from work today to prise it off the build board, I spent tonight adding fillets of epoxy to the joints, I ran out so I'll have to leave work early tomorrow to get some more.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:38 pm

Looking good Wayne !
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:57 am

Thanks Richie🇬🇧👍
Quiet night tonight, managed to get some epoxy on the way home but decided to finish off the front of the main frame, out on the beer tomorrow so I'll carry on tidying up the glued joints on Thursday.
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Re: Bluebird K7 model, Replicast

Post by Toleman » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:44 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:07 am
I'm about to start a 1/43rd Replicast K7 kit and have a few colour questions (no not the blue). Were the bottom wet surfaces of the boat/sponsons bare aluminium, what colour was the seat/headrest and safety harnesses? Did the headrest still have the cutout for the oxygen pipe?
Thanks in advance Roger.
Hi Roger, and welcome to the forum. Please, ask away - one of us will keep you right.

Planing wedges were plain aluminium, underside was graphite grey and the seat and headrest were trimmed in a dark blue, possibly Navy (Mike?). No idea about the harness. The cutout in the headrest for the Siebe Gorman reg' was there 'til the last.
Thanks for the info. Back in the late 1960's I used to sail with my dad and the go fast trick was to paint the wet area of the boat with graphite paint to lessen the water resistance. Was this the same paint on the bottom of K7?

The forward sloping area on the sponsons (planing shoes?) were the blue or bare aluminium and also the forward sloping area of the hull and dragons teeth blue or aluminium?

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Toleman » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:50 pm

Replicast K7

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:41 pm

Yes, it was a graphite paint used on K7. The forward sloping underside of the sponsons was bare aluminium; the underside of the nose was grey up to the front of the dragon's teeth, and then blue-

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon May 01, 2017 4:12 pm

Nice bit of info that Mike, cheers!

This blue foam is a pita, the dust gets absolutely everywhere...
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This Gorilla glue is very good, apply glue to one side & water (yes water) to the other, press together & an hour later the glue turns into foam & it properly stuck together, not like a lot of these other foam safe glues.
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I've bought a couple of rubber moulds off eBay, press Miliput into the shapes, scrape off excess & the next morning you have various sized rivet heads ready to glue where required, think I'd better get a production line going!!
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 05, 2017 10:08 am

Something still not right with the shape at the front. It should be narrower at the bottom than at the top by that foremost frame.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Fri May 05, 2017 2:15 pm

I'll post some square on pics when I get home, I want to get it right!!
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