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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:23 pm
by K7boats
Hi there I'll do some closer shots when I'm in the shed next the turbine is a old Simmer 35 Ib thrust which should make her shift but it is going to have a 45Ib thrust after I see how she goes the camera housing on intakes will have a working camera. The intakes on the 1958 K7 had a slightly different shape to the 66/67 I'll do pictures though, I'm fitting parachute break too if I can manage never know I might get it to work!

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:55 pm
by mickday
I am looking for some assistance.

I believe there was a plate fitted on the transom near the hydraulic pipes for the water brake which had technical details about weight etc.

Does anyone have a picture of it? i would like to add the same to my model

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:44 pm
by K7boats
Hi yes I do have a picture of the plaque it has if I can remember the tonnage and Lloyds insurance details if I find it I've a few books to go through I'll send it on but I'm on hols going away Saturday night if you don't find it by the time I get back I will keep looking till I find picture, I'm putting some pictures on tonight showing my progress, she still looks ruff but it's getting there and a lot of work has been done...

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:22 pm
by K7boats
Sorry for repeat photo could not delete it anyway photo of my camera holder I believe 1958 k7 had camera if anyone knows different please let me know,,,but it's where my camera is going also Arial holder too there was a wire between the two think it was a type of brace/support for Arial.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 am
by mickday
Latest picture, including updated spray baffles, all I need now is my vacuum formed canopy, which should be back from manufacture any day now
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 pm
by K7boats
Hi looks fantastic pilot to I'll look for plaque info this afternoon as I've just got back off holiday, where are you getting canopy from? I'll need one to would help a lot.Anyway fantastic boat I'm sure it will go great on the water too.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:24 pm
by mickday
Canopy is being made by Sarik Hobbies

https://www.sarikhobbies.com/sarik-vac-form/

I had to make mould myself, I ended up using a piece of pine newel post, as my boat was originally fitted with solid fibreglass canopy
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Here is mould part way through shaping.

Picture of the plaque would still be great...

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:39 pm
by Richie
Fantastic detail ! Love it.

You will be making the pilots head turn next 😊

The good old days before health and safety

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:49 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
My latest creation; Aeromarine special circa 1950's. Speed 80mph.. No seat belt no protective canopy and driving kneeling down cos there's no seat!!
Referred to as a 'kneeler' popular in the day.

I put this on to demonstrate the stark difference between those days and the trouble Ken Warby had with a safety cell on his new boat. The good old days before health and safety took over.
BTW this model is seriously quick with the outboard unit.

If this post is out of context for this forum I am sorry and if its pulled that's okay. I am just an old man with health problems
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pleased with another creation.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 am
by mickday
Looks great Ernie, that must have been a scary ride in it's day!