Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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RichM
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Siting a bit high in the water without fuel or batteries, but had the 1/8th turbine K7 out for a blast yesterday.
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Richie
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Looking good Rich.

The engine cover fits just like the 1:1 K7 ! Watch for water ingress.


We need to sort that on the 1:1 amongst other things.
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Well, I have started the 1:200 HMS Hood. Hull bracing is in, decks are on, rudder attaches and cutlass bearings fitted. I went to airbrush this using AK Paints....not happy with the product at all... very poor indeed, looks like I will have to flat it back and start over !

The model kit itself is fantastic quality and there has been minimal work required to clean off the flashing etc so far.

Once I get my paint woes sorted, I can flash over where the steel portions of the hull come through the wooden decks with 507B grey.

Great stuff !! Roll on the photo etch !
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Ten years after I sold it, its back home. Miss England 11. Bought it back for my grandson.
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The scale rear rudder assembly was a pig to get right. Front rudder simple. Fully radio control and quick. Should it be on static display or in the water I ask?

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If it has capacity to run Ernie I would let her run !

Having closed the decks in on HMS Hood I am starting to think I should have installed an ESC, prop shafts and rudder.

It’s done now for me, no turning back.
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The HMS hood is looking the business Richie!
Thanks for posting the pictures of ME2 Ernie - she definitely needs to be back on the water - I just need to find some motivation to get cracking with mine now... yours is a work of art.
Ernie has already seen this, but included is a pic of my deck cleat presumed to be from ME2.
Me and Ernie removed it from it’s base only to find traces of grey paint underneath...
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