Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Black Knight
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1/43 record models

Post by Black Knight » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:31 pm

Who has what then? Post plenty of photo's.

I'm in the midst of collecting Campbell, Segrave & Cobb models. Trying to get in kit form, though i've purchased afew poorly made models to restore.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by ace_chris » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:10 am

What have you got then?

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:39 am

I have Pandora Models 1927 & 1931 Blue Bird cars. Western Models 1933 & 1935 Blue Bird, 1964 CN7, 1000hp Sunbeam, Golden Arrow & Thunderbolt. Mach One Models 1935 Blue Bird, 1964 CN7, K4 Blue Bird & K4 Blue Bird jet. John Shinton Models Railton Special. Grand Prix Models Napier Railton. Replicast Models K6 Crusader, 1955 K7 & 1967 K7, Miss England II. Touchwood Models 1959, 1964 & 1967 K7's, 1923 Sunbeam, 1925 Sunbeam Blue Bird, Miss England II & Miss America X. LSR Productions K4 Blue Bird.

The majority are kits & in various states of build, at least half have got as far as being primed. I want to get the Bluebirds all ready for painting blue at the same time as i have a big tin of RAL5009 & dont want to keep mixing it each time. I know, lazy biscuit [EDIT] lol.

I've not been successful with spraying acrylic so have rubbed the models i'd started back to primer & will be going back to good ol' cellulose, which i think finishes better & smells nicer :-D

I'll try & post some photo's when I get them back out the boxes.

Black Knight
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:13 am

Yeah but there's never been a definitive known colour for any of the others & CN7 is RAL5009 so that'll do for me. It's actually a nice colour highly polished.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Antoine » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:42 pm

Hi,

I do not know if I can post this here but I have for sale an untouched Touchwood Bluebird model in 1/12. It is still in box.
If someone is interested, he can PM me.

Thanks
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Buzz1024 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:34 pm

Hi - hopefully someone on here can help me. I've been sorting out some of my late fathers stuff ready for a clearout and have a Bluebird K7 model - it looks to be approx 1/43 and the label on the bottom of the case has F C Harris, replicast models on it. It looks to be a quality model but I'm not having much luck finding out much about it.
Hopefully someone can enlighten me. Thanks

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by f1steveuk » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:04 pm

It's a Replicast, made by the genius that is Fred Harris. Fred sold his masters but continues to makes short runs on commision and for himself. I know there's always a lot of "that's the wrong shape, that was bigger etc etc" when it comes to models, but what Fred produced, and how, was miraculous. If you have never seen one of his one metre long Miss England II s, you have missed a real treat.

Your K7 is a rare kit these days, made or unmade, and would sell very well indeed
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:37 pm

I've only ever seen the photo of Kevin Desmond holding 1 of those Miss Englands. Stuart Delf of Touchwood is working on a 1/12 scale model but it was on hold last time i spoke to him about it.

The 1/43 Replicast stuff is hard to get hold of, took me years to get a K6 Crusader kit. Hell of a lot of work so far but worth it, & it's still a long way off finishing. I have afew K7's of Fred's & afew of Touchwoods. It doesn't bother me if things aren't quite right as no one is out there with accurate plans to make them 100%. iirc they only been made from photo's. I'm waiting to see decent profile photo's of the rebuilt K7's nose to see whether it's worth changing the models.

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Re: Bluebird Models

Post by rapidrabbit » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:44 pm

longarmedgibbon wrote:here are some pics of ernie lazenbys gas trurbine running at ullswater i zoomed in the pictures so you can see the model planeing. the reason it planes so well is that my dad angled the planing wedge diffrent to the real one
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Hello Ian,

Sorry its a slightly late reply/response but could you confirm if your father altered just the front sponson planing wedge angles or did he do the rear centre one to match?Just wondering as I am nearing completion of my own K7 turbine build but mine is in 1/12th scale.

All the best for now,

Nigel

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by longarmedgibbon » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:48 pm

These are the best photos of the ernie lazenby ( my dad ) 1 6 th turbine model running
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