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Bluebird Micro School Bus - By Ray Gesaman

Ray Gesaman sent an e-mail that said, "I stumbled upon your site a couple of years ago and find it very interesting! The first photo I had visited was Trip Aikens's Bluebird Minibus and more recently Thomas Lange's Bluebird school bus and Short Bluebird School bus. Through their inspiration, I have created two buses myself. I am submitting their photos for your site consideration. I've never done modeling before and found this quite a challenge...needless to say my vehicles aren't perfect, but I'm proud of the results. Ray Gesaman."

This model is a Bluebird Microbird. Ray used a Trident Chevrolet box van, removed the box, cut away the passenger door and part of the side of the van, then shortened a Herpa Good Shepherd Church Bus body, and attached it to the van. Ray used the four windows behind the school bus door and also the rear of the bus plus one window forward. He used styrene strips to fill in the sides and the roof gap between the van and the bus body.

Ray, we're really glad you were inspired by our web site to build your first models!! We certainly appreciate you sending us your photos and are happy to share them with others and perhaps even inspire others!

Posted May 8, 2003