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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 05:51:50 am »
Oh that is looking good  :thumbsup:
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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 04:26:37 pm »
Great concept. However I am a Luftwaffe builder. The Me 262 engines had a short operational life. Mating the pommie engines to a 262 might have been the best of both worlds. I'll add that to my to-do list in 48 scale. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2019, 06:57:40 am »


Stuff still happening with this.  Thank goodness for the extension!

Still a lot of PSR, but at least the decals are ready to go to the printer!
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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2019, 01:40:36 pm »
Further progress.  Yes it will be blue (Humbrol 25 base coat for now, overall RAF Roundel Blue when I get round to it) because there wasn't a blue dH.88, yes it will will be G-registered, and yes it will have a name.



A little additional PSR needed - race against time (thank goodness for the extension) to get the painting done but at least the markings are designed and ready to print off.

Bronco GA.1 and Meteor F.8R coming along slowly in the background.
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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2019, 03:39:01 pm »
Looks fast already !
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2019, 06:03:13 am »
Looks fast already !

Indeed. Looking good mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2019, 06:54:20 am »
Looks like a mini Yak-28, very sleek. :mellow:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2019, 09:50:57 am »
Awesome!
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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2019, 05:07:11 am »
plodding on with this despite missing the extended deadline.  just been reminded why I dislike vacform canopies!

EDIT: just found the original kit canopy.  as with my PRU and BEA Comets (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,41181.msg701559.html#msg701559 and http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40287.msg675427.html#msg675427) and as the build is no longer part of the GB to hell with cockpit detail (it's minimal anyway) - stick the canopy on, fill, sand, overpaint!
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