Author Topic: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet  (Read 3300 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« on: July 13, 2020, 09:31:00 AM »
Hi all,
I only learned of Brian's passing last week thanks to the banner for the GB, so I figured I should get something on the bench to honour him and our friendship.

This kit came to me from our own Modelling_Mushi. I had some ideas but without the decals I wanted I decided it would be perfect for a Brian Build.

BdB Memorial Comet by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Building, filling and part creation are well underway...

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 09:50:04 AM »
Looking forward to this one!

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2020, 04:18:00 AM »
Looking forward to this one!

Me too! The DH.88 is a personal favorite  :smiley:

Wheel trousers à la the  DH.90 Dragonfly, perhaps? Hint, hint ...  ;D
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 07:52:51 AM »
Wheel trousers à la the  DH.90 Dragonfly, perhaps? Hint, hint ...  ;D
I always get disproportionately angry when people guess something I thought was a great secret idea of my own design ;)

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 12:00:41 PM »
At least some of the blame must rest with Sir Geoffrey.  As Exhibit 'A', I present the DH.92 Dolphin's undercarriage  ;)
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 07:15:35 AM »
So lovely! He really had a way with design.

Thanks to starting a new job this is my first time at the bench for a while. But rest assured, progress is progressing!


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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 08:36:03 AM »
Apparently there's something Not Suitable for General Viewing in the top left corner of this image! :icon_surprised:




(Typo edited out. :-X)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2020, 10:36:42 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 11:33:25 AM »
Congrats on the new job Zac  :smiley:  And good to see that "progress is progressing"  ;)

Apparently there's something Not Snsuitable for General Viewing in the top left corner of this image! :icon_surprised:

Obviously censored in case if revealed his devious plan. I could speculate but I'm not allowed to mention the 'S' word  :icon_surprised:
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2020, 04:24:39 AM »
I'm sorry to say this has languished under the bench since about a week after I last posted for personal reasons and is unlikely to be finished in time. But I hope to finish by his first anniversary.

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2020, 11:28:54 AM »
It is so frakking WONDERFUL to see a workbench covered with paint and goop and stuff.  I am so sick of the spotless workbenches with clean paint jar with no drips lined up neatly and a spotless mat lined up with the workbench edges like the modeler is Rainman or something

Offline finsrin

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2020, 01:57:18 PM »
Interesting subject to start with.  Look forward to build.

Also -- I have a plenty messy work bench and room.

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2020, 12:59:19 AM »
It is so frakking WONDERFUL to see a workbench covered with paint and goop and stuff.  I am so sick of the spotless workbenches with clean paint jar with no drips lined up neatly and a spotless mat lined up with the workbench edges like the modeler is Rainman or something

Agree absolutely, people with clean work benches are clearly not working to a schedule  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Keep up the good work Zac looking forward to what you do with this one

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2020, 01:57:23 AM »
Agree absolutely, people with clean work benches are clearly not working to a schedule  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh, I don't know.  Maybe some people's Cleanliness OCD is stronger than others... ;)
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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2020, 03:33:30 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D  can only base it on myself

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2020, 10:27:59 AM »
Oh, I don't know.  Maybe some people's Cleanliness OCD is stronger than others... ;)

On a seasonal note:

Baldrick: "A Merry Messy Christmas"? All right, but the main thing is that it should be messy — messy cake; soggy pudding; great big wet kisses under the mistletoe …
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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2023, 06:19:25 AM »
Just found this 'what if model' of de Havilland DH.88 Comet in RAF service. 😯

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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2023, 01:50:27 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2023, 02:42:02 AM »
… and please let me show you my build from two weeks ago , it’s the rubish old Airfix kit converted to jet engines ( because the little props are a joke ) , was a present for my wife . Cabin hood will follow, look at those amazing pilotfigures made direct into the fuselage .      The famous original plane is also flying on airshows today ,  very British .