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my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:47 pm

Hi Guys

As Promised a picture of where I have got to a really nice kit to build..


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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:05 pm

Guys
I will be doing extra detail work on details that can be seen and would like to thank
Stephen for his ideas on the hull outer plates.
I would like to thank Phil for his detail build blog as it has answered some of my questions.

I have been doing some work on the front of the turret as the chin slope seemed different to the real
ones I have pictures of. This is due to the milling operation used in production.

I had the time to change this using machine and hand tools which would not be suitable producing the kit.
The real thing.

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I added a block to put the material back so I had a clean starting point.

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The block was glued and screwed so it was solid then I started to work it by hand.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:15 pm

Guys
This is the turret front after 4 hours of filing :shock:
and I am happy with it, I have to add texture and that will hide the screw ends that can be seen.

You can also see the file I used these give a great finish on Alloy,

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Stephen White » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:55 pm

Derek, it's really good to see your Comet build underway. It's a grat kit with lots of character. I'm looking forward to getting back to it one day. Your turret chin mod looks really worthwhile despite the hard graft involved. You can see why they had to invent the canvas mantlet cover to keep debris from jamming the main armament elevation. All the best. Stephen

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:53 pm

Hi Stephen
Thanks for the kind words nice to know someone is out there.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by simon_manning » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:09 pm

keep at it derek i'm following with interest, always good to post, regards simon.

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Post by Paul Morris » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:21 pm

Hi Derek.

Another Smart job coming along from yourself :D
See you next Saturday for a catch up.
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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:49 pm

Hi Guys
Here are a few pictures of some parts I have been detailing.
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First the tow hook added the clam straps and the drop down catch also re profiled the hook.

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Post by Derek Attree » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:01 pm

Hi Guys

Then the turret bin had some extra work done to the outside and inside.
The lid was hinged as well

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by simon_manning » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:09 am

another nice build taking shape derek, keep the posts coming, regards simon.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:49 am

Great detailing quietly going on there Derek :lol:

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi Simon and Adrian
Thanks yes quite a lot been going on here are some more..
The area round the exhaust box as per Stephens post.
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Post by Derek Attree » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:15 pm

Hi Guys
Made the quill covers on the gear box cases.
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Again inspired by Stephens Comet build

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Post by Derek Attree » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:18 pm

Hi Guys
The turret is together but still lots to do to this.

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Post by Derek Attree » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:23 pm

HI Guys
Then the items that have taken the longest .....the side panels.
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This involved machining the panel lines the cut out for the quill covers and drilling and tapping over 254 x m2.5 holes.
And changing the cutouts for the swing arms...

Great fun

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