Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Buzz1024
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Buzz1024 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:39 pm

Thanks for the info re the replicast K7 by Fred Harris - my late father was a railway modeller himself and had an eye for a good model. I will be looking to sell this model along with a couple of boxes of dinky & matchbox stuff ( it's endurance racing & camel trophy that I collect) - if anyone is interested then please give me a shout before it heads towards ebay (no idea what its worth)

rapidrabbit
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by rapidrabbit » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:18 am

Buzz1024 wrote:Thanks for the info re the replicast K7 by Fred Harris - my late father was a railway modeller himself and had an eye for a good model. I will be looking to sell this model along with a couple of boxes of dinky & matchbox stuff ( it's endurance racing & camel trophy that I collect) - if anyone is interested then please give me a shout before it heads towards ebay (no idea what its worth)
Hi Buzz1024,

Is the K7 model built or in kit form?

PM me :D

Brgds,

Nigel

Buzz1024
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Buzz1024 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:55 am

Hi Nigel - its built and in a display case - my dad bought it this way so I assume from what is being said on here that its likely been built by fred harris himself.
I'll pm you
Greg

Black Knight
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:21 pm

Hi Greg,

Can you post some pics?

rapidrabbit
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by rapidrabbit » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:20 pm

Buzz1024 wrote:Hi Nigel - its built and in a display case - my dad bought it this way so I assume from what is being said on here that its likely been built by fred harris himself.
I'll pm you
Greg
Hi Greg,

For some reason I cannot PM you through the site? Could you PM me your e-mail address and I will reply direct?

Brgds,

Nigel

Nigel- You should be able to PM now that you have made your first three postings- Mike

Lisian_1275
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Lisian_1275 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:41 pm

Antoine wrote: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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Hi Antoine, I can't seem to PM you? Is the model still for sale?
Thanks

Ian

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:40 am

Any chance of higher res copies of these pics please?
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Black Knight
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:25 am

Does the grey paint overlap up the sides? if so by how far?

63tbird
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by 63tbird » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:48 am

I realise this subject is primarily aimed at the K7 boat, but I am just about to start work on a scratch build timber model of the 1935 Bluebird car and was hoping someone may have some plan and profile images, maybe even scaled modelling breakdowns, etc. Depending on the type of wheel/ tyre I choose as basis for the project, I expect the finished model to be 900 - 1200 mm long, based on a wheel diameter of 100 - 125mm.
I have made a much smaller scratch build model of the Seagrave Golden Arrow previously, which turned out quite well, but was a tiddler in comparison. I think the wheels I used for that one came from a Meccano steam engine or something....
Anyway, I would welcome any / all schematics, profiles and the like that will help me produce a more accurate representation of the real car. I love all the LSR cars from the early streamliner period through the 1960's, but I think the '35 Bluebird was the one that originally fired my interest.

Thanks in advance, Noel
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PeteManc
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by PeteManc » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:42 pm

...and back on goes the jig for the cockpit sides, which I last year re-shaped with reference to the planform in ''The Engineer''. Before long however, it became clear that this didn't look right. The second photo shows how I've mistakenly given them a very gradual, concave slope. I made the new profilers for this jig with reference to the photo of Corporal Paul standing in the cockpit, and I'm much happier with these. Once these are done, the foredeck is next.
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