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You may recall my 'Bid for SMW 2012 glory', aka the Airfix dH.88 Comet-based de Havilland Dolphin at http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,36086.msg578615.html#msg578615.  The Dolphin was originally going to be part of an 'identity crisis' pair for last year's SMW, but as readers of my blog may recall that fell by the wayside.  12 months on and it is finally built - if dH built the Schneider Trophy winner, then Supermarine built the Comet.

And no, it's not a Comet with a Spitfire wing, it's an old freebie Heller Spitfire I with a pointy rudder from a Kopro Spitfire IX, the engines, props and undercarriage from the Dolphin's leftovers, a reprofiled nose and  a modified cockpit.  For the latter I simply cut back the fuselage to make room for another seat.  The canopy is the windscreen and hood from the Heller Spitfire mated up to a sawn off Comet canopy.  Decals from the Airfix kit, backstory is as per the real 'Black Magic'.




And finally the 'Identity Crisis 2' together:
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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 01:25:03 pm »
What a wonderful looking pair Dave, full marks for ingenuity and workmanship.  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 01:34:26 pm »
Gorgeous aeroplane. Love the codes too !

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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 02:22:01 pm »
Lovely - well done Sir!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 02:27:16 pm »
Great build  :bow:

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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 07:30:09 am »
Marvelous  :bow:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 10:09:51 am »
beautiful  :bow:
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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 10:49:25 am »
That is really nice , just looks so right .

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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 11:23:25 am »
Cool planes. Where's Biggles? :cheers:
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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2013, 08:58:07 am »
Ingenious, elegant, and excellent. 

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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 01:56:41 pm »
A beautiful deception.  :wub:
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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2013, 07:04:00 am »
That's so sexy there's probably a law against it!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2013, 10:43:20 am »
That's so sexy there's probably a law against it!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2013, 05:12:15 pm »
Very beautiful, thanks! :thumbsup: :wub: :bow:
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