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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2019, 04:21:28 am »
Very generous comments, thanks guys (and a Whiffy nomination too - cheers TomZ).
This was a frustrating build.  I had the idea in my head and I’m pleased to say it looks how I thought it would look. But it was a struggle.
Put aside the shortcomings of the kit, I knew what I was letting myself in for.
The Whirlybits detail set was a disappointment but I’ll admit I probably didn’t approach it with the right level of patience. Can’t put my finger on it but none of the parts fitted the way I expected.  The canopy in particular was a letdown.
Then the markings - home made but the blue background didn’t quite match and limitations of my inkjet printer so I ended up painting around each letter.  More frustration!

Anyway, 4th whiffed Airfix Comet.  I should say that’s enough but I have a build idea eating away at me.
This all started a few weeks ago when I took the missus to her book club meeting and was shown her host’s hubby’s Batcave.  Basically a room devoted to his Batman stuff, mainly (but not only) model Batmobiles through the ages and from around the world.  We started talking about ‘what if Batman was British’ - Batmobile basis (Mk 1 Cortina), Batplane basis, etc.
First Batplane was seen in 1939, so what would a British Batman fly?
I reckon something based on a Comet (it has a seat for Robin).  Minimal change (just Batify the trailing edges)? Or something a bit radical? 

Tempted.  If I see a cheap Airfix Comet. 

Maybe.
 
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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2019, 04:45:04 am »
Cool.
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Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2019, 04:48:36 am »

We started talking about ‘what if Batman was British’ - Batmobile basis (Mk 1 Cortina),


My mind is ALREADY boggling!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2019, 09:13:07 am »

We started talking about ‘what if Batman was British’ - Batmobile basis (Mk 1 Cortina),


My mind is ALREADY boggling!  :o
As is mine too!       

   Surely Batman would use a custom  Landrover, as Judge Dredd did in the films  https://www.landrovercentre.com/product/npk63p/
or
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Vehicles+1995+Judge+Dredd&FORM=RESTAB

Surprisingly, they are ROAD LEGAL vehicles.
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Re: It's a Comet, Jim, but.....
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2019, 09:21:37 am »

Surprisingly, they are ROAD LEGAL vehicles.


ARE road legal.

They still exist and one of them is in the Gaydon Museum, I saw it there a few months ago.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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

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