Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon May 22, 2017 12:35 am

Thanks for breaking it to me gently Mike.
I could have sworn it had a slight dish on this pic
I was really proud of it...
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon May 22, 2017 12:57 am

Thanks for breaking it to me gently Mike.
I could have sworn it had a slight dish on this pic[.][.]
I was really proud of it...
And the moral of that story is... ask first! There's not much we don't know about this machine.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Mike Bull » Mon May 22, 2017 6:14 am

I think it possibly had a very slight bend in it, but that (late on) photo is the only one that's ever shown it- in all others it's perfectly flat. Maybe we're seeing another of those 'It's raining! Let's do something!' Coniston modifications. But even if they did bend it near the last, it's still only very slight and certainly not something I'm worrying about! :geek:

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon May 22, 2017 9:34 am

Thanks for that Mike, I can cope with "it's raining"
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon May 22, 2017 4:46 pm

I mean, who puts in a hole pattern of 9 equally spaced bolts...
Just waiting for some filler to go off.
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Just need to find a dome head nut now.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Mike Bull » Mon May 22, 2017 7:02 pm

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Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon May 22, 2017 7:53 pm

Ohh, that looks sexy
I'm really glad you had clothes on in the reflection


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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon May 22, 2017 8:32 pm

I'd forgotten just how well that steering wheel turned out. One of the few things built completely from scratch with only photo reference.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Tue May 23, 2017 1:28 am

It looks brilliant, are there any other pics?
I've put the first coat of paint on my sad looking effort
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I've also made a start on my DMC head, it's going to need extensive remodelling....
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Mike Bull » Tue May 23, 2017 6:17 am

You'll want gloss black for the rim and mirror finish chrome for all the rest except the inner part of the boss, which is flat silver.

I think there are 1/4 scale figures of Anthony Hopkins out there, maybe you could start with his head..?

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