Comet 2010-027

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John Davie
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Post by John Davie » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:23 am

Hi Dennis,

No it's not spray on. I use car body filler and 'technique' to get the result I want.

John.

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Dennis Jones
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Post by Dennis Jones » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:58 am

I will have a go at that then. Thanks John and Stephen.

Dennis.

John Davie
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Post by John Davie » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:56 am

Getting there!!

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Post by John Davie » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:29 pm

Ready to get dirty!!!! (When/if the snow stops!!!)

John

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phil fitzpatrick
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Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:34 pm

Well done John,your Comet looks really good,your right about the snow
stopping play,had a foot of it so far today.
Cheers
Phil

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Post by robert michael hilton » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:28 pm

Hello John, Happy Christmas to all.

I am not really into this side of modelling however.....have you lightly 'weathered' your Comet. Also your decals, like Phil's, look impressive, are these purchased, or your own make/design. I noticed also your 'welds', a nice touch.
And finally, are your side lights 'working lights'.....Mick

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Post by John Davie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:30 am

Hi Mick,

I have 'weathered' it, but not too severely. As they didn't appear until 44/45 I decided they wouldn't have had much chance to show severe weathering or rusting other than the scrapes/scratches that my models tend to get naturally through running!
My 'decals' are not 'decals', all the insignia is painted directly on - I find that painted markings survive better on a running tank.
And yes, the side lights along with the headlights and searchlight all work.

John

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Post by robert michael hilton » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:06 pm

Hello John, I am well impressed....if I am able to achieve anywhere near yours and Phil's Comets I will be well pleased. I know my decals will have to be purchased.....and if I can get the searchlight to work....that will do for me.

I must keep within my modelling limits and not get overly ambitious, nevertheless I am pleased with the build so far. Both yours and Phil's work is excellent and an inspiration to newcomers like myself. I expect to start installing the 'Option' pack early in the new year, so the questions will come flying in......Mick

Nick Farrugia
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finished comet

Post by Nick Farrugia » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:46 pm

Hi john
Just like to say how mutch i like your comet ,the casting look you have done is great congratulations on completing it looks great
best wishes
nick

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Post by Derek Attree » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:21 pm

hi John
Is the bull a stencil or painted free hand ?
If its free hand its well impressive.

Actually the whole tank is first class and I hope to see it run next year I hope mine comes out half as good..

Happy Christmas

Derek
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Post by John Davie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:00 am

Thanks for your kind comments guys.

The Bull is a bit of both Derek. I found that a home made stencil wouldn't work that well for me to give the small details/colour changes, so I used a cutout to draw the draft outline in order to get the size and shape and then hand painted it from that.

John

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Robert E Morey
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Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:50 pm

John,
Great looking comet. I like your added details including the insignia and markings - really nice. The weathering looks great, well done.
Bob

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Post by Brian Leach » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:10 am

John,

Yes, she is really sharp, tight, proud looking!

Good job and thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas,

Brian
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Post by John Davie » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:37 pm

Begun the decoration!!

John

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phil fitzpatrick
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Decoration

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:56 pm

Hi John
Your Comet looks really good and I like your crew they set it off even
more.
Great work
Cheers
Phil

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