Supermarine Comet (aka Kitbasher's failed bid for SMW 2012 glory)

Started by kitbasher, November 06, 2013, 01:00:02 PM

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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:
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco/Barracuda/Corsair/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Hurricane IIb/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/Phantom FG1/I-153/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Spitfire Tr18/Twin Otter/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter


What a wonderful looking pair Dave, full marks for ingenuity and workmanship.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)


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CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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Decals my @r$e!


... 'i reject your reality and substitute my own !'

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Quote from: The Rat on November 09, 2013, 07:04:00 AM
That's so sexy there's probably a law against it!  :thumbsup:

Agreed.  Anything that  tasty  is either illegal, immoral or contains too many calories
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet


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