Red five Posted February 6, 2016 Share Posted February 6, 2016 I'm going to write a build log for a 1:32 DH88 Comet. I'm going to build it as close to Grosvenor house (GACSS) as it appeared in 1934 when it won the MacRobertson air race. I thought this was going to be an easy build since I have visited the Shuttleworth collection many times and photographed this wonderful aircraft many times. There is one big problem. The restored Comet is very different to what it was in 1934. To make things more complicated GACSS started off red and then went through several different colour schemes until it entered RAF service In speed silver. It then turned up after WW2 with a new coat of red paint before finding it's way to the Shuttleworth Collection. Armed with a stack of period photographs (which I might add contradict various published plans) I'm ready to make a start. So I'm going for the original red finish with the white ( yes it was definately white) comet stripe fading out rather than being solid as indicated in photographs taken in 1934 ( not to be confused with later photographs) Every one of the three original Comets had a different cockpit and few photographs exists of that of GACSS which had additions added on subsequent flights (even a typewriter). Stick with me, this may take a few months. More to follow soon.. Andrew. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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