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Old 09-09-2016, 05:45 PM
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KoolWheelz Tutorial Build - Bluebird Proteus CN7



The Bluebird Proteus CN7 model is a tricky one since it uses flat surfaces
and sharp angles to recreate the smooth curves and rounded shapes of the real car.

The shapes and separate parts are not complicated but its a tricky build because of the scale.

Patience is your friend with most models, especially this one!!
You'll need to allow glued tabs time to sufficiently set up before continuing with the build.
You'll need to take your time along each connection, gluing shorter sections.

As with most of the KoolWheelz models, some of the tools you will need (recommended):
Fine/small pointed Scissors
Hobby or Craft Knife (Scalpel style)
Scoring Tool
Glue
Tweezers for handling, clamping, and folding.
Metal Straight Edge for scoring and cutting.

Step 1
Print your Model sheet and inspect it for any printing errors.
Optional: Seal it with some type of Fixative, Sealer or Clearcoat


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Step 2
Start by scoring all your Fold Lines.
This includes the folding Glue Tabs.

Most fold lines are straight and you should use a metal straight edge for those.
Curved lines probably have to be done free hand.
Just take your time...score short lengths, like the length of each Glue tab...and slowly work your way along the line.



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I've attempted to illustrate all the fold lines in case any are not obvious.

This model also uses a couple of "valley" folds, along with all the "mountain" folds.
Valley folds are just negative folds.
Just think about the V shape for Valley...inversion of a peak (inverted V) for mountain folds.

I usually illustrate the different folds by using a slightly different fold line (dots and/or dashes)
and sometimes a different coloured line.



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As well as a photo of the completed model to assist with your build
this model sheet also includes a small assembly diagram.
Not all my KoolWheelz models have this type of diagram.
Usually only on the more complicated models...and if I have room on the sheet.
Wouldn't hurt to keep the Diagram handy during the assembly.


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There are a number of small Parts in this build.
There are also similar Parts...right and left...front and rear.
Don't mix them up.

We are going to assemble each individual Part, one at a time.
So I think its a good idea not to cut out all the Parts at once.
Lets cut out each Part as it is being assembled.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:05 PM
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I'm glad I had this model printed out and ready to start. This is going to be a beauty. I've just spent a peaceful hour scoring fold lines, including freehand scoring the wheel arches. I'm a little uncertain about how far the score lines should extend on the cockpit, so I ended them where the lesson showed. I'm sure all will come clear in time.

Incidentally, I attended a week-long class in Conservation of Industrial Collections in England a couple of years ago, and one of the guest speakers was the gentleman in charge of the Bluebird Project to conserve / restore the Bluebird K7 watercraft in which Campbell met his untimely end. Interesting project.
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Yes, I see that when I converted the lines to dotted
...and then increased the thickness (so the lines could be seen in the photo)
it eliminated the lower ends of the lines.

I'll correct the photo.

The folds will run to the end of the part,
the lower end as the part is on the sheet.

but don't worry about it...
when we get to that part, it will all become clearer.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:49 PM
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Two kits printed out and sprayed. Will score the lines tomorrow.

Don and Lil
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:55 PM
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And scored ... I won't be behind until tomorrow. Have a great weekend folks
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:21 PM
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Printed. Will try and spray and sore today.
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Dear friends:
Still no printer am taking thumb drive and handful of cardstock and hope I can find someplace to get it printed, Wile driving daughter to and from Lewiston Peachfest. All Summer no rain now rain
Name the Quote: It it's not for bad luck I would have no luck at all
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:44 AM
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Printed normal and 1/4 size. Well I gotta try!
Probably score this evening. (It's afternoon in UK right now).
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Dear friends:
Still no printer am taking thumb drive and handful of cardstock and hope I can find someplace to get it printed, Wile driving daughter to and from Lewiston Peachfest. All Summer no rain now rain
Name the Quote: It it's not for bad luck I would have no luck at all
Grin,
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I remember it from HeeHaw. But I believe the origin is "Born under a bad sign".. I think.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:30 AM
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Cream fan here.
The song line is "if it wasn't for bad luck... I wouldn't have no luck at all"
Not sure the Cream song is the original source of the quote.
Is there another "born under a bad sign"?
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