Comet 2010-027

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John Davie
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Post by John Davie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:34 am

I find the best choice of small BA stuff, including those with a smaller head size is EKP
http://www.ekpsupplies.co.uk/index.php

John

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Post by John Davie » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:23 pm

Progressing, basic turret now complete apart from some more detailing to do.
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Post by robert michael hilton » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:02 pm

Hello John, most inspiring build....both yourself, and Phil give me the lift I need when things do not go well.
I have to say, the Forum, Mark and Gill, are a great team to have around.....Mick

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Post by phil fitzpatrick » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:11 pm

Hi John
I like all the work you have been putting on your Comet with the welds
and textures.
Cheers
Phil

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Post by Dennis Jones » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:22 am

If anybody wants 10ba nuts & bolts try Blackgates Engineering 01924 466000. £12 + vat + pp per 100 or they do 10's and 50's. I get a lot of my supplies from them. I have done the sane as John but I just cut mine off and riveted them over also done the sprocket covers with countersunk 7 ba nuts and bolts, Hoping to do something with the sprocket cover fixing to make it look more authentic. Have also used countersunk nuts and bolts for deck scopes as according to photos that what was used. Was going to supply some photos but camera is in the car and the wife has gone out in it for the day.

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Post by John Davie » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:29 pm

Hi Dennis,

I used 10BA (I think) hex bolts on the sprocket covers although I didn't go to the extreme of drilling and lock wiring them as the pictures I have of the real thing show! I too have used countersunk slot headed bolts in lots of places as the photos I have show these seemed to be a common fixing at the time of the Comet.

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Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:49 pm

John,
Your Comet looks great. I like the paint color and cast surface texture on the turret front and mantlet. Looks very authentic. Great build. I'm sure you are excited to get it running. Kind regards, Bob

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Post by John Davie » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:00 am

Thanks Bob,

I've had it running since I put the hull together and it seems to run well, but it's too wet and muddy to to do much running yet as I don't want to get it dirty until I have finished the painting and basic weathering. After that, like all my stuff, it can get as dirty and muddy as it wants - all adds to the effect!!!

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Post by John Davie » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:01 pm

Bustle bin now attached.

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:44 pm

Hi John,

Sorry to be a pain but the extinguishers go the other way up,

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Post by John Davie » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:00 pm

Whoops!!!
Don't know why I put them that way up all my pictures show the correct way, must have been dreaming!!! Thanks for pointing it out.

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Post by John Davie » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:27 pm

Turned them round :? !!!! That's better :wink: .

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Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:39 pm

Having seen, and driven, the demonstrator at various shows, it's great to see one in the green, so to speak :D :D

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Post by Dennis Jones » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:59 pm

John,
What did you use to get the cast look on the turret front ? Is it the spray on one ?
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Post by Stephen White » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:26 pm

John

Your cast steel effect looks great - very necessary for the Comet.

If I may offer a suggestion, I've used UPOL High #5 which is readily available in a well known motoring store. It's designed to be a high density primer but you can spray it at various thicknesses and achieve some very subtle effects, including the marks of rolled steel (some of the Comet was cast and some plates were RHA - rolled homogenous armour). It's a sort of Mr Surfacer 500 on steroids (and a lot cheaper).

If you want to see the effects, I've put some photos on page 19 of my Pz III blog.

My Comet options pack arrived today, so I'm all set to start - in a year or so when the Pz III is finally finished.

All the best.

Stephen

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