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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:14 pm

if there is anything else i could use as an idea i would appreciate it
Well the crossed flags are just that - crossed flags. And I painted the nose art once and got away with it ;) You could always say you copied mine.
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by malcolm uk » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:49 am

thebassmasta wrote:completley no support from here what so ever then. im not making any money out of this, this is for my own personal obsession, the images ive shown are freely available on the internet .......... the date on the coin, what is the problem there, i cant see nothing wrong with that at all,
Before you get support, I felt it right to point out the 'minefield' that you may be stepping into.

Being posted on the internet does not remove an artist or photographers right to copyright protection and remuneration. [The Bluebird in flight is a trademark and in the recent past has been the subject of legal actions.]

Now you know all of the potential problems that you might face, get that finished machine to Coniston in January, as enthusiasts for Donald will be there to gaze longingly at your work and they will pick fault with any errors or mistakes :lol: . Dates of 3rd to 8th January in particular.

When I first looked I saw a numeral 5 (five), not a 6 (six), on that bottom line year.
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by thebassmasta » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:26 pm

thanks malcolm, i understand about the legal loopholes i may come across, like ive said im not out to make anything out of this this is my own personal tribute to donald, ive had this thing about the bluebird and donald since i was a little boy, being born 16 miles away from coniston it has urged me on to finally get this project done, Ive had a meeting with my painter tonight and hes willing to change a few things, hopefully it will turn out right. i was offered some artwork last night aswell, which i will be using on my toolbox door

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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by mtskull » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:48 pm

Managed to get hold of a copy of "Into the water barrier".
Not a great deal of information that I hadn't previously learned elsewhere, but very interesting nonetheless to read the story in Donald's own words.
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Post by StewDurham » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:55 pm

Hi Guys, thought I'd call in on the anniversary and wish you all a happy new year, and congratulate the team on the amazing work. Been a few years since we were up there with a biscuit tin in tow.

SWMBO has been keeping me busy over last 6 months - she's going to finish her revamp of her old outdated counselling certificate in 2017, and earlier this year I kinda shot myself in the foot by saying "Why don't we put a summerhouse in the garden so you can have a calm space to counsel clients in".

I guess the rest's history, but one thing led to another, and another, and another, and although I managed to get the posh shed weathertight, I've got collection of building materials in the garden waiting for the frosts to finish. (We celebrated our half-centurys as well, and bizarrely took up ballroom dancing - don't think that was my idea..)

Thanks for the updates, and good luck, great job..

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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:19 am

The scooter mentioned above has been finished-
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Though the portrait appears to be of John Cobb?!
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by mtskull » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:31 am

[quote="Mike Bull/]
Though the portrait appears to be of John Cobb?[/quote]
I've seen the illustration in the final photo before somewhere; in a Look & Learn magazine of the 1960's, if I remember correctly. Funny how the original artist's dodgy likeness (was he working from the wrong photo?), not to mention his terrible representation of the boat, ended up being faithfully reproduced and thus perpetuated. A shame, IMHO, given the incredibly high standard of the rest of the work.
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by mtskull » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:54 am

Found it! Previously posted elsewhere on this forum. The portrait does look a little more like Donald and a little less like John Cobb in the original but the boat's still rubbish.
http://www.lookandlearn.com/history-ima ... d-Campbell
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Richie » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:41 pm

turned out cracking that has. the image on the leg guard, I thought, was a good copy of the bad original.


credit where its due, not my bag, but a nice job nonetheless.


did the lad do his own artwork, or get it done by someone else ? I cannot recall now
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Black Knight » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:49 pm

I've always seriously hated these hairdryers, but this 1 has blown me away :P

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