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geedubelyer

Airfix 72nd scale dH88 Comet racer Grosvenor House

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Hello fine folk of Britmodellerland,

If I may, I'd like to share my latest model?

I've been tinkering away merrily with the old Airfix dh-88 Comet racer for about three months or there abouts.

The old girl needs a bit of TLC to get the best from her so I did some work on the kit in an attempt to model "Grosvenor House" as she appears today.

Thanks in large part to some fine images by Alpha Delta 210 (see here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968762-de-havilland-dh88-comet-grosvenor-house/ )

and others in the Aviation Photography forum plus the walkaround here on BM http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234954337-de-havilland-dh88-comet/ I had plenty of reference material to work from.

For those who have n't seen it, there is a WIP thread detailling the specifics of what was tackled here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967804-airfix-72nd-scale-dh-88-comet-new-release-ancient-molding/

I'm not as used to photographing the smaller scales as I am the larger scales so I apologise if the images are n't too clear.

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy them anyway.

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These next few are a bit closer in an attempt to show some details.

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Lastly, a couple of shots in front of a scenic backdrop.

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A big thankyou and two thumbs up to everyone who helped me along during the build.

Now, what to build next?

Cheers for now.

Edited by geedubelyer

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As I mentioned in your WIP for this I think you have created a work of art from an old, tired kit. Absolutely stunning. The last two photos show it off to perfection. That could be the real aircraft! Well done.

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Glorious. A work of art as said above. All round showcase of modelling disciplines and great inspiration. Well done and bring on your next build.

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Loved watching your build, it's come out superbly, it's hard to believe it's the tiny Airfix jobbie that should be replaced with new moulds or binned!

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That is a thing of great beauty.

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You've turned a very old and basic kit into an outstanding piece!

Great modelling, very impressive work :goodjob:

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Wow! All your time and effort has repaid you with a stunning replica of "Grosvenor House."

I love the last two pictures.

I'm really pleased that my images were of use in this inspirational build.

I look forward to seeing your next masterpiece.

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Can't believe the base kit is the Airfix kit! Excellent work, this will be a real eyecatcher in the shelf and a real talking point too.

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Very nice indeed. (I have a built-up but never-painted FROG example here on the shelf... red plastic!) I admit I am slightly tempted by the old Airfix one. But maybe they will new-tool it...

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I would very much like to do one just like that. It must have taken a great deal of work. Well done :wow:

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In style of Commandant Lassard "Many, many thanks for all of the kind words and comments".

Seriously guys, very grateful to everyone for stopping by and adding their support and compliments. I'm chuffed to bits that this little model is so nicely appreciated.

Cheers.

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