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      Post #41387, posted on 02-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Fellows,
      I am looking for a Comet Beech Super 18 1/60 scale.
      Not the Aurora kit since I believe that is a regular 18 in a Super 18 box.
      I do not care about the box, instructions or decals.
      I am going to build it and not collect it.

      If any one has a "surplus" 18, I will be willing to pay top dollar for it
      or I have lots of kits I can trade for.

      Thanks in advance,

      Walter

      Please contact me at; waltmert(at)hotmail.com

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      Post #41403, posted on 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      No luck yet finding the Comet kit,
      so plan B,
      Does any one has 3-view diagrams for
      the Beech Super 18, Volpar 18 or the Turbo 18?

      I am trying to modify the 1/72 Encore C-45 into Super 18 and Volpar 18's. Crazy eh?

      Thanks,
      Walter

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      Post #41406, posted on 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Plan A.

      http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=19142&manu=Comet

      Your Mileage May Differ

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      Post #41408, posted on 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow,
      Thanks Brad,
      $175 dollars plus shipping, what a bargain, I think I will order two ;)

      I have done dumb things in my life but.......

      Thanks any way!

      Walter

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      Post #41409, posted on 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Perhaps for $175 it will be built by a pro-modeler, with all of the modifications you so desire. Otherwise...OOOCCHHHH!

      Rodger Cook

      Alumni of: Hughes Airwest, Republic Airlines, Evergreen International

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      Post #41481, posted on 02-25-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Walt,
      I know we talked via e-mail about the Be-18, but I probably didn't tell you this:
      The Comet kit and the Aurora kit are one in the same. The Comet's box art is correct in that the kit is of an E-18S. The Aurora box art shows an H-18S. But the plastic inside is the E version. Comet kit will command a higher price because it is older and thus more rare. BTY, there's no landing gear with the kit, and the engines are molded into the cowlings. But it is a rather accurate model and builds up into a handsome plane.

      When the cabin was raised 6 inches from the D version, all subsequent version were called Super. Thus, the E, G and H are all Super Beech 18's just so you know.

      Tom

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      Post #41587, posted on 03-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Tom,
      I found a Comet Super 18 from a fellow modeller on the
      Scale Modeling Nostalgic group.
      Talk about a hard kit to find.
      Now I got to work out the way to modify the 1/72 Encore C-45 to a Super 18.

      Walter

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      Post #41605, posted on 03-04-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Waltmertins if you manage to get a plan of the E-18S I would be very grateful for a copy, many moons ago I worked and flew the Loganair aircraft G-ASUG, that is now in East Fortune near Edinburgh in Scotland, and I would very much like to make a model of it, I have the small scale Comet model,If you want some detail pics of it let me know ? it holds many fond memories. Regards proplineruk

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      Post #41611, posted on 03-04-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey Proplineruk?

      PM sent!

      Walter