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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:36 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
Richie. This is the model. My sons K7 shown to show the difference in size.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:48 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
an interesting collection!
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:10 am
by Richie
Fantastic !

I am a big fan of all things submersible too, with the advent of quality FPV systems I would think you could have quite a bit of fun these days, visibility pending of course.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:52 pm
by Filtertron
You're a terrific modeller, Ernie. I hope your health improves too.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:59 pm
by rob565uk
Filtertron wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:52 pm
You're a terrific modeller, Ernie. I hope your health improves too.
You don’t know me Ernie, but I know of you by reputation and would like to echo the comments above.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:27 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
Thank you chaps for the kind comments they are appreciated, particularly at the moment when I am having a bad period. There are better exact scale modellers than me, Fred Harris (ex replicast) from Southport, Adrian Gosling at Speedline and others but what I seem to be able to do is get models of famous boats to run well at speed on water under radio control. I like to think the large K7 model I built for my son Ian is the best I have done in that many people have said that some of the footage of it on YouTube looks like the real K7 at speed; that's what I set out to do. I was also very fortunate that I was allowed to photograph and measure the wreck in detail resulting in a model that Bill says is the best he has seen.
Anyway my time is up for doing such models but its good to know some people think I did okay.

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:56 pm
by Richie
The model is considered the benchmark Ernie, I think that goes a little further than “Ok” ! I am busy looking at 1:200 Trumpeter made kits presently.... can easily spend money you don’t have on those kits ! Bismarck and Hood are particularly nice.

Check this out though, it may appeal to you (you will likely know the owner)

https://youtu.be/balkc5xeAoI

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:02 am
by Renegadenemo
I was also very fortunate that I was allowed to photograph and measure the wreck in detail resulting in a model that Bill says is the best he has seen.
And it still is. I'm yet to see a better one.