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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2015, 07:57:27 am »
Heyford exhausts go up from the manifold, slightly swept, and then make quite a sharp turn FORWARDS!  :o

No, I have no idea why they do that and I fitted them to my Hawker Cyclone pointing more conventionally backward.

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2015, 03:16:21 am »
Lovely build, good sleek lines. I did read that DH had put a bomber (?) variant to the Air MInistry that was knocked back. Wonder how a PR offering would have gone in real life?


Anyway there she is, an enjoyable build despite her 58 years of age. Will Airfix finally retire her when she hits 60 ?


Well, if shes in Australia there is bugger all chance. Retirement age is creeping towards 67 plus now, I'm sure they will increase it every few years just to keep us wage slaves hanging on.
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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2015, 03:47:35 am »
Members (never was a word more appropriate) of parliament of course can retire earlier than that...
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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2015, 06:32:46 am »
Lovely build, good sleek lines. I did read that DH had put a bomber (?) variant to the Air MInistry that was knocked back. Wonder how a PR offering would have gone in real life?


Ah that is interesting, thank you  :thumbsup:

So perhaps do a Hart replacement first and then do the fighter version as a Fury replacement ?

maybe I need to acquire two kits

Retirement age is going up to 66 in the UK in 2018 ? I'm 65 in 2017 but I retired at 55 anyway  ;D Bought 10 years and got my full pension then so why work the extra ?  :rolleyes:
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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2015, 09:47:20 am »
That looks so good Chris ! Love how fast and smooth she looks...and the open and detailed cockpit is a very nice touch.

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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2015, 03:27:46 am »
Very pretty, Chris.  And Camotint too!

And it's your first Comet?  Blimey - I must have built at least three over the years, including the BEA Comet earlier this year.  Another three in the stash - two for whiffery and one real world.  I do wish Airfix would bring out a new Comet - the SBS kit (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SBSK7003) looks beautiful but at 30...?).
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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2015, 04:12:49 am »
Uh, it`s resin. But I do agree that seeing a new one from Airfix would be a treat ! Whif in a box.

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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2015, 12:47:28 am »
Lovely build Chris, I tolds ya Camotint!

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Re: A PR Comet
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2015, 04:56:07 pm »
Beautiful looker - well built as well! :thumbsup: