1/72 Canberra B2 617 Squadron RAF

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1/72 Canberra B2 617 Squadron RAF

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:06 am

June 24th, 2018, 5:19 pm #1

This is the old Airfix 1/72 B(I)6 but with the nose replaced from the cockpit forward by one cut from the old Frog B(I)8 kit.   The only other modifications I made were to shorten the bullets in the engine intakes and fit larger, more accurate tailpipes.  This old Airfix kit build up quite nicely with a bit of care gluing the fuselage halves (they need to be glued in stages to get it all aligned) and the wing/fuselage joins.

English Electric Canberra B2 WD980 617 Squadron, RAF Binbrook, early 1953.












In hindsight, I should have attached and sanded down the edges of the nose glazing before painting but overall a pretty easy and satisfying build.

David
David Womby, Florida.
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Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

June 24th, 2018, 9:13 pm #2

Always one of my favourite bomber schemes David - nice looking model. I have a Mossie, Lincoln and Brigand in those smart colours.
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Joined: March 30th, 2008, 7:09 pm

June 25th, 2018, 3:09 am #3

Looks great and it is a very nice scheme. Has a certain grace.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:06 am

June 26th, 2018, 10:40 am #4

Thanks, gentlemen.

David
David Womby, Florida.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:51 pm

June 26th, 2018, 3:42 pm #5

Nice Canberra David .  Looks good on the stand
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 12:23 am

June 27th, 2018, 3:36 am #6

Beautiful job on a beautiful aircraft. 
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