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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2020, 08:41:45 AM »
The Tamiya Red was was the standard paint from a jar and judging by the shop's price label it must be at least 20 years old as that model shop closed 20 years ago!

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2020, 08:53:45 AM »
I've just had a close look at the price ticket, 99p for the old 23 ml jar.

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« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2020, 08:54:49 AM »
I've just had a close look at the price ticket, 99p for the old 23 ml jar.
Typical, you could be a Yorkshire man.
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« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2020, 10:33:17 AM »
I've just had a close look at the price ticket, 99p for the old 23 ml jar.
Typical, you could be a Yorkshire man.

You are incorrect Zak - not if he pays THAT MUCH for his paint - hohohohhoho

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2020, 04:07:59 PM »
Thanks Bill. I have tins of enamel that are decades old and got upset recently when I used up the last of my track colour. They still come in handy when I need something I haven't got as an acrylic.

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2020, 04:30:46 PM »
The DH88 Comet is now complete!
Would I build another one? No, although if anybody wants tips on how to build this kit I have plenty.  Too much etched brass, poor fit, muddled instructions and very much a short run kit which seems to have started life as a vac-form kit. AND NOW at 59.40 from Hannants you really have got to want one for a special collection.

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2020, 05:41:16 PM »
Well done Bill, looks like you have made a nice job of that.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2020, 06:10:19 PM »
What an Aeroplane... Absolutely Beautiful.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2020, 09:27:38 AM »
Nice looking model, as you say, expensive for what it is. I've just ordered HMS Belfast in 1:350 for 66.00
including postage, it will take a while to come but worth the wait.
You have to ask yourself, "did I get 60 worth of pleasure out of the kit?", if the answer is yes, then it's worth it.
What does it cost you to treat the wife to a night out with a meal?
Haddock.

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2020, 09:44:15 AM »
Nice looking model, as you say, expensive for what it is. I've just ordered HMS Belfast in 1:350 for 66.00
including postage, it will take a while to come but worth the wait.
You have to ask yourself, "did I get 60 worth of pleasure out of the kit?", if the answer is yes, then it's worth it.
What does it cost you to treat the wife to a night out with a meal?
Haddock.
Treat the wife?
What planet are you on?
Come on Tony, Fish, chips and mushy peas surely?
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2020, 01:22:24 PM »
Excellent finish there Bill. Did you enjoy building it?
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #56 on: September 28, 2020, 03:08:27 PM »
Great work Bill, the detail looks superb.

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2020, 10:41:14 AM »
There is an article about this aircraft in the free paper - "The Bridlington Echo".
I will save it for you, it involves Amy Johnson.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2020, 06:03:37 PM »
It looks really good, Bill

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2020, 05:39:02 PM »
There is an article about this aircraft in the free paper - "The Bridlington Echo".
I will save it for you, it involves Amy Johnson.

Not seen the article, but didn't Amy Johnson and Jim Mollinson fly in another DH.88, not this paticular machine?
I might be very wrong.
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