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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:08 am

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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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:30 am

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 pic[.]
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by pmw1985 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:16 am

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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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:11 pm

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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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:28 pm

After a lot of experimentation & about 30 attempts, I think at last I might just have a viable canopy, party time[.]
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by pmw1985 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:07 pm

I will check out the touchwood K7.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by pmw1985 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:09 pm

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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Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:56 pm

I couldn't resist any longer, here is my 1/12 scale K7 alongside a ply sponson template for my 1/4.2 scale next project. I'm feeling giddy, I might start going to the gym...
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Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Well sod it, I had some blue foam. Off down into the cellar to cut them out...
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Very roughly cut, now where's that sandpaper[.]
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by longarmedgibbon » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:04 am

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Heres a great photo of the rear of my turbine 1/6 th k7 bulit by my dad ernie lazenby. Look how the front planing shoe hasnt got the chamfer in so it planes better
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