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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:08 am

Derek,
Your comet is looking great. The cast texture is spot on- even before paint. Keep up the great work.
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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:40 am

Thanks Bob.
What are you working on these days ?

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Stephen osborne » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi Derek I was at the Alexander palace Saturday and very impressed with your comet,great detailing lots of people looking at your model.keep up the good work and modelling Steve. :wink:

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:18 pm

Hi Guys
Got a new camera for my Birthday today so I am going to get some new pictures up
in the next day or two... :D

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Kevin Hunter » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:17 pm

Happy birthday Derek. :D

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Steve Stuart » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:21 pm

Happy Birthday! I look forward to your pictures. :)
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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu May 01, 2014 3:26 pm

Hi Guys
As Promised
Some photos of comet bits I have been doing since the last posting of pictures.
Thanks for the birthday good wishes... :D

First a new locking ring with all the cut outs for the spanner.
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Then the birdcage sight a work of art by Dave Dibbs
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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu May 01, 2014 3:34 pm

Guys
Then some more I have remade the gun crutch clamp so it works.

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This was machined out of a bit of tooling plate on a standard milling machine..and was the second one I made :oops:
I got the width wrong on the first one...such is the way of these things.

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Hope you like

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu May 01, 2014 3:46 pm

Guys
As well as working on the comet I have been working on a couple of new boats
as well....
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I know its not tanks but it is my other modeling passion...

Thanks

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu May 01, 2014 4:21 pm

Hi Derek,

Happy belated Birthday by the way……
I like your latest on going build ups on your Comet, I guess these pics were taken with your new camera!

Also like your other passion on model boat building, superb crafts.

Speaking of which, here's a pic or two I had taken of a scratch built Russian Nuclear Submarine (K 141 Kursk 1:100 scale) I spotted at The Scottish National Model Show in Perth last weekend.

Please excuse my boat pics I know they are not "tanks etc" but I just wanted Derek to see these…….

Cheers
Ian
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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Paul Morris » Thu May 01, 2014 5:16 pm

Hi Derek.

Looking smart mate another classic in the making :D I really like the trawler as well.
Cheers Paul. :wink:
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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu May 01, 2014 7:07 pm

Hi Guys
Thanks for the feed back.
Ian nice sub thanks

Paul I am pleased with the way its going hope to get the green on soon :D

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Robert E Morey » Sun May 18, 2014 3:39 am

Hi Derek,
I'm impressed you have time to indulge two hobbies. Your ships look great. Do they sail? They look like styrene? Very cool.

I have a three year old daughter. So not much time for tanks. I still have all my Armortek tanks, plus many in boxes. Hope to get to them someday! I still make a part or two now and then for them.

For now I live vicariously through others on the build forums!

All the best.
Bob

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Mon May 19, 2014 7:40 am

Hi Bob
Thanks for the feed back.
The boats have GRP hulls and the upper works are
plastic card all are radio control at the last count 37 boats in the fleet...

I have got the Comet painted over the sunny and hot weekend we have just had.
I have pictures to put up here in the next couple of days.
I have the new issue Skdfz 7 half track waiting to break out of the boxes next.

My son is now 19 and away at University so plenty of time for model making :D

Sounds to me like soon you have to start training the next generation of tank builders.Best to start them young....

All the best

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Wed May 21, 2014 9:41 pm

Hi Guys
So as promised I got the paint on the stripped down comet last weekend in the warm sun.
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Its seems to have so many parts more than the German tanks I have done.
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The hull and fenders
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The Shocks
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More Parts and the turret ring deck
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Turret and bin also swing armsImage
And last the hull spacers and other small parts
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Now I just need to put it all back together

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