Author Topic: Entry 2: Airfix 1/72 de Havilland DH.88 Comet  (Read 1015 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...
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

"Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!"

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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!

Offline apophenia

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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
"... blac to gebeddan; bleda gedreosaț, wynna gewitaț, wera geswicaț"

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 ;)
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

"Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!"

Offline apophenia

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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  ;)
"... blac to gebeddan; bleda gedreosaț, wynna gewitaț, wera geswicaț"

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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With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Offline Old Wombat

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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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Offline apophenia

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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.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Offline kim margosein

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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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Offline Robomog

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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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Offline apophenia

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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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