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Old 05-22-2019, 02:19 PM
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I don't have confidence in designing a modern airliner model that looks good, or stands out.
I agree with that. What is much more interesting are the old prop airliners, where shapes could vary much more.
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BOAC service to Tokyo Haneda in early 1961. There was an elegance to the appearance of the Comet that was was missing in the 707s or DC-8s. Your model really does justice to the beautiful shape of the plane.
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The elegant lines of the Comet can be attributed to his designer Sydney Cam who was also the Hunter designer. The Hunter was also a very elegant plane with beautiful lines. During the 60's many Comet airliners were operated by middle east
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You have done an excellent job with the Comet !

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Old 05-24-2019, 12:45 AM
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Wow this is way more than I thought. Both the Dan Air example in Scotland, and the various surviving sections in the DH Museum are worth checking out. I am actually interested in doing this now...
my mother worked on them as a young woman,building them not flying in them
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Nicely built model! I fully agree with the remarks regarding the elegancy of the plane. Sadly, a few crashes occurred with loss of life, but this resulted in considerable better knowledge of pressurized cabins and the effect of metal fatigue (cracking).

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Nicely built model! I fully agree with the remarks regarding the elegancy of the plane. Sadly, a few crashes occurred with loss of life, but this resulted in considerable better knowledge of pressurized cabins and the effect of metal fatigue (cracking).

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loss off the comet led directly to success of DC8 and B707
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Thank you for all the information. Any recommendation of books with details on this aircraft I could check out?

@scon, I liked the Constellation a lot! It's been a while since I saw a build on these subjects though...

@hyair, for some reason China had an affinity to the Trident, I think the few we had were liked much more than Soviet-made ones during that period.

@C9B, I had actually built the B707 from the LHVCC website a while ago, and I very much agree with you. If I can figure out where I put that model I might do a side-by-side shot

@herky,

@Erik, it was exactly the subject taught in my undergraduate lecture. Sure, this was what made it famous, but it definitely deserves a better name as suggested by many earlier.

@Isaac, it reminded me, has the Nimrod ever been made into paper at all?

@herky, deep respect to your engineering lineage, sad that engineering is not as respected a job as it was back then
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I have seen the Nimrod in plastic, but not in paper. Maybe others have better leads on a paper version.


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gary pilsworth have an RAF NIMROD at 1;72 in paper.its still showing in downloads pages
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:55 PM
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I built the Super Constellation designed by Ken West, see thread:


C-121 conversion to the Super Constellation Super G


A very good model, I enjoyed building it.
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