There have been a number of scale models in plastic or resin of the Comet over the years.


Airfix 1/72 (Injected)

First issued in 1957, this is kit was reissued a number of times, the last time a number of years ago. At present it is unavailable from Airfix direct but can easily be found on the internet.

The quality of the kit is low. The moulds show their age with a lot of filler needed to get a good fit.

Originally moulded in red plastic the kit was reissued a few years ago in a soft light gray. There is no cockpit interior. The cockpit is moulded closed with two "heads" moulded on.










Heritage Aviation reboxed the Airfix Comet with decals by Whirlybird


Frog / Air Lines / Novo 1/72 (Injected)

Issued a few years later than the Airfix kit, in 1965 by Frog, this kit was also issued in the US under the "Air Lines" label. After the demise of Frog the kit was later reissued by Novo. The original issue was of G-ACSS but the later the kit was also sold with decals for Black Magic. This version of the kit also enabled the builder to model the "RAF Comet" K-5084.










Unknown Manufacture 1/72 (Injected)

Included as a gift with Kellogs cerials this snap tite kit of the Comet includes no clear parts. The canopy is moulded as a kind of bird cage. The kit includes self adhesive stickers for Grosvenour House, printed in black(!) on a clear film.







S.B.S. model

A 1/72 resin kit of the Comet, available in variuos boxings with different decals.

This is a very detailed resin kit with white metal undercarriage, a very detailed cockpit and optional nose cones for the different versions.


Decals for Grosvenour House and G-ACSR

Decals for Black Magic and Salazar

Decals for F-ANPY, F-ANPZ and K-5084

Decals for G-ADEF, The Burberry, Australian Aniversary and The Orphan


A 1/72 injected kit of the Comet, available in variuos boxings with different decals.

This is an injected kit with less detail than the S.B.S. resin kit but still better than the old Airfix and Frog kits.

Decals for prototype E-1, The Burberry (with red markings?) and The Orphan

Decals for grosvenour House, Black Magic and

Decals for the French E-109, K-5084 and Salazar



P.B. Castings / Resitech / Ardvark Models / Heritage Aviation 1/48 (Resin)

This kit was first released by P.B. Castings, later by Aardvark models and is now available from Heritage Aviation. The kit contains 6 resin parts for the fuselage and wings vacuform canopy and undercarriage doors and white metal undercarriage and propellers. The Aardvark kit was sold without decals but the Heritage version is supplied with Whirlybird decals for Black Magic.






Akatombo 1/48 (Resin)

Contrary to the Heritage kit this kit has all parts supplied in resin. The fuselage shows recessed panel lines (???). The structure of the kit is more complex than the Heritage one. Instructions are in Japanese. The kit can be bought with decals for Grosvenour House or Black Magic.




Marsh Models 1/32 (Resin)

Multimedia kit in 1/32.



Kirin 1/144

This Japanese kit is very simple and comes with pre-painted parts in an "original" blue scheme.


Arsenal (Resin)

A nice little resin kit with etched brass tail planes, undercarriage and props. No decals




The kit features lightweight fibreglass fuselage and nacelles with moulded white foam flying surfaces. Extensive hardware package and die cut plywood parts, vacuum formed canopy and landing light lens.

Included in this very comprehensive kit is power kit including two Speed 280 motors, props, spinners and adapters. While the original model called for a 6 or 7 cell nicad pack delivering 1.7 Ah, you could substitute a LiPo pack to reduce weight. The model is intended to be hand laucnhed and recovered on to grass, no wheels




Last updated: 12/01/2019