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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
« Reply #1275 on: October 17, 2020, 01:32:31 pm »
It's the Minicraft Electra. Very basic kit but a nice, easy build.

The Concorde was gifted to me from the estate of Aubrey Martin. He was my lovely wife's aunt's father. He was a military photographer during WWII, and spent the later part of the war following the RCAF Typhoons around.

I broke it down, glued it back together, and put that base coat of grey on. I liked the way it looked, like the Canadian Voodoos did when they had their temporary brown paint applied for exercises, so I added the roundels to take a few pics. I will be making her camo.
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
« Reply #1276 on: October 24, 2020, 08:25:37 pm »
I think I paid 3 dollars for this Airfix Comet at the local Goodwill store. Turned out it was missing the windscreen, but that's no big deal at this small scale. I made up little 'frame' pieces to add in, so that will hold the PVA in place when I add it.

Other mods :
-Canoe from Minicraft AWACs.
-AAR probe from styrene rod and tube and brace from spares box
-Wing pods are 48th scale bombs from the Testor's F-4 boxing
-Wingtips shaved down missiles of some sort.
-Fin is a piece of styrene sheet
-Fin tip pod is a drop tank from a matchbox Bf-110

Filled in the windows with putty.

She will be painted in the Barley grey scheme from the Nimrod.

318DA006-C0D4-4ADC-9ABD-87EE7697F2C5 by Todd Pomerleau, on Flickr
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1277 on: October 25, 2020, 12:40:35 am »
Very impressive Captain  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1278 on: October 25, 2020, 04:35:44 am »
Great Comet!  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1279 on: October 25, 2020, 06:10:11 am »
I like that a LOT Cap'n.  :thumbsup:

That Comet kit is a bear to build because of the crazy way the wings fit to the fuselage, and it's about time someone came out with a newer one, but I doubt they will. :(
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1280 on: October 25, 2020, 07:35:55 am »
Cheers guys. It's always fun digging through the spares box and gluing nits here and there !
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1281 on: October 25, 2020, 09:26:59 am »
I agree with Kit, the Airfix Comet is a fight. Got one sitting on the bench, about 90% complete, for around 10 years, still haven't figured out what to do with it.
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1282 on: October 25, 2020, 12:47:41 pm »
I agree with Kit, the Airfix Comet is a fight. Got one sitting on the bench, about 90% complete, for around 10 years, still haven't figured out what to do with it.
Was there ever a 1/144 conversion set to turn it into a H.S. Nimrod MR.1?

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1283 on: October 25, 2020, 04:10:58 pm »
Not that I know of, but Welsh Models did, and still do, a vacform 1/144 Nimrod.
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1284 on: October 25, 2020, 05:59:19 pm »
For sure we need a new one in 144th scale. Just love the shape of this machine !
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1285 on: October 26, 2020, 06:04:10 am »
The latest Aeroplane Magazine shows a (very small) sketch of what the Comet might have looked like at one stage in its planning. The fuselage was pretty much the same but the wings AND tail were much more sharply swept.

That's given me some ideas of course, and there should be more details in next month's issue.  ;)
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1286 on: October 26, 2020, 07:12:56 am »
Like this perhaps ??????

At the beginning, it was planned to be an enlarged DH108, but that was changed so it had a traditional tail.

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1287 on: October 26, 2020, 08:46:29 am »
Yes, just like the 1947 version.  :thumbsup:

And very attractive (and buildable....) it looks too.  ;D
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1288 on: October 26, 2020, 11:17:31 am »
Looks a bit like the wings of the sud Caravelle!

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
« Reply #1289 on: October 26, 2020, 12:06:18 pm »
But much more swept, and the engines are underneath, with the intakes down below and the exhausts where the RW Comet's were.
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