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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2007, 10:23:19 PM »

Not sure If any one is interrested, but will post some pics anyway, let me know if you want to see anymore of the build, just taken a few shots as I have started to put this thing together, maybe help some one else out in the future. Kind of gone my own way on a lot of the assembly, many hours spent filling and sanding and getting parts to fit. Still coming along now, used carbon rods instead of the brass supplied to save weight, got to get a better fit of the out riggers to the hull, set it all up on a flat plate and glue it all together.
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2007, 10:29:04 PM »

Looking a lot better now.
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2007, 11:04:30 PM »

Thanks Mate, Shall I keep them coming??
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2007, 11:07:16 PM »

Wow, now there's a head turner, bet its going to be really fast.....
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2007, 11:22:32 PM »

Oh Yes !!  ;)
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2007, 11:35:49 PM »

    Keep the pics coming Biscuit.  The build is looking good.
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2007, 11:39:01 PM »

  Yea please Keep the pics coming its looking good

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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2007, 08:20:33 AM »

Yes keep them coming please
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2007, 10:54:08 AM »

She is looking good despite the moulding errors.

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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2007, 05:00:45 PM »

Yeah, its marvelous what you can do with a Dremel and P38 filler, got most of the rivits back, filled the bottom so its dead flat then had another go at getting the outriggers to fit better, think its kind of better ??? Got the paint Fjord Blue, be a while before I start painting though. Just wanted to ask you guys what type of glue would be best  to glue the resin plastic outriggers to the fibreglass hull ? bearing in mind it has a 3mm carbon rod running right through them ! I was going to use some 24 hour Araldite after I have roughed up the surface, this would also give me time to line everthing up. Let me know what you think, cant do much more until I get my alloy planing wedges, and not sure to build it all up and paint it or do it in sections. If I do paint it before assembly I will have to get the paint off the parts I have to glue, plus glue might get on to the painted parts as its put together, so what you all think??
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2007, 05:23:27 PM »

I would use devcon 1 ton its about an hour to go off at normal temperature and would Finnish it all before painting so if you decide you don't like something you can change it without thinking "oh I wish I hadn't painted it yet" what running gear are you using, and just a point on the  3mm carbon rod do you think it will be stiff enough ?I know it extremely strong but the brass tube would have had very little deflection as opposed to the carbon when I did model cars we used axles they had a habit of shearing of at the point of support "where it left the rear block" just wonder if you could use both.

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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2007, 06:00:54 PM »

Yeah I know what you are saying Peter, would of liked to run a 6mm carbon rod right through, but the holes in the outriggers are 3mm, and don't want to really drill them out as they are at an angle to suit the hull, If you look close at the photo of the inside of the boat you can see I have managed to get a screw in there on the rear outriggers, might do this at the top as well  this will help the front outriggers flexing back, does that make sense?? Can get glue up inside the sponsons onto the carbon rod so dint think this will come apart, but don't want them to move after its been painted! As for the motor been told a Mega 22/20/3  would be up to the job, and need a esc of about 70amp, not sure what esc to buy, Feigao 80amp looks good for the price, but have learend buy my helicopter mistakes cheaper can run out more expensive in the long run. Keep your comments comming men, don't want to spend too much money as it will only get a rare outing for demonstration, but its got to be fast !
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2007, 06:13:57 PM »

I am going for the Barracuda 80s as I need two I am waiting till the last moment to buy they have reverse  Over the sponsons when it gets up on them its going to be like running a car over cobbles even when the water looks flat so it may be an idea to think of a way to allow them to move as a shock absorber then you can paint behind and there is less chance of them shearing of I think I would put some fishing line tethers on them as well , what running gear are you using . and castle sutf is available over hear by the way .Peter


http://www.castlecreations.com/products/barracuda.html

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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2007, 05:21:11 PM »

Hello, I am following your Bluebird build, have you looked at the Bluebird Modellers Group website, lots of interest/help available. Mick
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2007, 01:39:16 AM »

Can you send me a link ? as these sites dont seem to be around any more.
Thanks.
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2007, 02:06:13 AM »

Can you send me a link as well please . Peter
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2007, 03:49:07 PM »

Bluebird Modellers Group are in Yahoo Groups, you will need to set up user/name/password etc, loads of members building or have already built the Touchwood K7. Including RC models using jet engines. Very helpful group. Mick
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2007, 07:41:10 PM »

Hello, if you are interested in the recovery of Donald Campbell and the Bluebird K7 from Coniston, go to...

http://www.bluebirdproject.com/

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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2007, 08:07:27 PM »

Thanks Mick, I am allways on that site, especially now they have started the rebuild. Mine is coming along very slowly glued the outriggers on, but having to do loads of filling and making good, had to try and reinstate loads of rivits. Going to give it a coat of gray primer and see what I have got, plus the missing parts came today.
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2007, 10:23:03 PM »

Right then, spent hours and hours filling and sanding this thing down, given it a coat grey primer quite pleased with the results, okay there is more work to do, but on the whole its looking good. Having the alloy planing wedges made now, when I get these I can fix the sponsons on, still a long way from getting that blue top coat on, as some of the rivits need to be reinstated and a lot of marks need to be sorted out but as I say going well.
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2007, 07:54:45 PM »

All One colour now.
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2007, 03:33:12 PM »

Looking good so far mate, enjoying watching ya build up esp while im signed off work for the week!!
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2007, 03:44:12 PM »

Very nice.  ;D
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2007, 07:49:02 PM »

Thanks guys, going to be a slow build, not sure how far to go in sorting out those rivits, and still got to glue sponsons on, still no rush I suppose.  :)
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Re: Touchwood 1/12 scale Bluebird K7
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2007, 04:54:48 PM »

That's an impressive model :o I wasn't that impressed with how it looked when you first got it, not to mention the slightly iffy quality and fit of the kit!?
But you have done a superb job on it, hard to believe it's the same kit!? I'm looking forward to the painting stage, are you going to add a Campbell figure in the cockpit just for realism?

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