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  1. Plus a shedload more in the photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87490663@N08/with/51599019558/
  2. hello Chaps, I have broken out my AIM Comet 4C kit and am looking to model the ill fated Royal Saudi example (a striking colour scheme decades ahead of its time!) Can anyone assist with an image file of a 1/72 Comet 4 3-view to aid in marking out windows etc thanks wally
  3. hiya, yes I did make a query with them but no reply yet
  4. Lol, I bought it off a museum I am a volunteer at, because they felt it had no relevance to West Australian aviation and because it looked so "ratty", they couldnt give it away! I paid a few dollars for it and after about 6 months i thought i'd try tidying it up. It sits in my cabinet for now
  5. A while back I came across a smoke stained and decal peeled Comet 4C model in 1/72 scale. The label underneath that I did not notice at first showed it was manufactured in the UK by Mastermodels Ltd..which is still going apparently though they have shifted from Harrow Middx it would seem. The original stand was missing so I made a replacement and designed a suitably vintage looking label, as well as designing replacement fuselage title and registration decals (the arabic script was challenging!) anyone have any idea whether this model would have been a a present for the airline on purchasing the Comet or just a travel agent model? any idea what the original stand would have looked like?
  6. designing decals shouldn't be too hard I will give it go for you
  7. here ya go mate this contemporaneous eyewitness report should help: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54727752?searchTerm=vh-upv my little ship lores bonney
  8. A project that was a germ of an idea 40 years ago when I was an ATC at Nadzab Papua New Guinea. Transamerica operated out of there for a few months hauling mining equipment up into the Highlands , I was quite taken with the scheme and hankered to make a model of it. This model fits into one of my modelling interests.. aircraft that I dealt with in my career so two years ago I bought an original Airfix kit (I like its shape) complete with Bloodhound and 11 months ago I started the conversion. I sourced an old built model wreck that was the source for the fore and aft fuselage plugs that were needed to stretch the model. Bit of filling and sanding (a bit! jeez heaps!) masking and decal design and production was required, Now I have no photographs of the aircraft that visited but I do remember a white and green scheme and looking at pictures on the net there were only a few minor variations. I dont recall the aircrafts registration but the radio callsign used was "TeeVee Ten" so I guessed it may have been N10ST. Last picture is of another civvie "trash hauler" I finished a few years back
  9. hi Zac, the Bloodhound went to a mate of mine, cheers wal
  10. A project that was a germ of an idea 40 years ago when I was an ATC at Nadzab Papua New Guinea. Tranamerica operated out of there for a few months hauling mining equipment up into the Highlands , I was quite taken with the scheme and hankered to make a model of it. Two years ago I bought an original Airfix kit complete with Bloodhound and 11 months ago I started the conversion. I sourced an old built model wreck that was the source for the fore and aft fuselage plugs that were needed to stretch the model. Bit of filling and sanding (a bit! jeez heaps!) masking and decal design and production was required, Construction was completed today, I just have to dirty her up a little and of course finish the stand.. I took just one pic before the battery went flat.
  11. hi dean, when I first posted the "binning" pic a mighty wail was heard clear across the Nullabor for Les Applebee (aka "Uncle Les"), I rescued it for him and posted it over to Melbourne..dunno if he ever did anything with it, I suppose he could have used it as a paint stirrer.
  12. Beautiful model, Thou art a better knight than I! I chucked mine in the bin life is too short
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