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"Something Old" Chuck's Canberra B6 in 1/72 *Finished*
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My first build, Airfix Handley Page Victor" was something new. Now, for something old, the 1/72 scale Airfix BAC Canberra B(I)6, from 1983. I plan on building it straight from the box with decals by Freightdog Models for a Canberra B.6, from 101 Squadron, RAF on detachment to Butterworth, Malaya for 'Operation Mileage', against the MRLA, February 1955.

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This will be my first build after giving Photobucket the heave ho. :)

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Nice choice Chuck, and a good contrast in lots of ways to your first build

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Nice choice Chuck, and a good contrast in lots of ways to your first build



Plus I heard that Airfix changed the mold to make a B-57B so there will be no more Canberras with the goldfish bowl canopy unless they do a new mold. I just opened the kit for the first time this Saturday. It's been waiting a long time to be built.

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Chuck Finley wrote:
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Nice choice Chuck, and a good contrast in lots of ways to your first build



Plus I heard that Airfix changed the mold to make a B-57B so there will be no more Canberras with the goldfish bowl canopy unless they do a new mold. I just opened the kit for the first time this Saturday. It's been waiting a long time to be built.


Indeed Airfix did alter the moulds to make the "fighter canopy" Martin B-57 and the change is irreversible so this classic kit cannot be re-released in this guise. It's great to see one of these arguably more collectable B(1)6 kits being built - top choice, Chuck!

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The nose!, the nose!... :shock:

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One of my favourite kits, and my decal sheet to! Good luck with the build Chuck.

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Colin at Freightdog wrote:
One of my favourite kits, and my decal sheet to! Good luck with the build Chuck.

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No pressure then Chuck :ha:

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Colin at Freightdog wrote:
One of my favourite kits, and my decal sheet to! Good luck with the build Chuck.

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Thanks. Now I am trying to decide which Al-Clad color best matched 'High Speed Aluminum". I am thinking of using the white aluminum. What do you think?

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Chuck Finley wrote:
iggie wrote:
Nice choice Chuck, and a good contrast in lots of ways to your first build



Plus I heard that Airfix changed the mold to make a B-57B so there will be no more Canberras with the goldfish bowl canopy unless they do a new mold. I just opened the kit for the first time this Saturday. It's been waiting a long time to be built.


Indeed Airfix did alter the moulds to make the "fighter canopy" Martin B-57 and the change is irreversible so this classic kit cannot be re-released in this guise. It's great to see one of these arguably more collectable B(1)6 kits being built - top choice, Chuck!


To be fair to Airfix, they probably realized that the B(I).6 kit is not particularly accurate. The nose is particularly off and it would have taken a new fuselage mold to correct it. If you can find a spare clear nose from the B(I).8 kit, it can be grafted onto the old Airfix kit and improves the look immensely.

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Hey up, Chuck (best said in a scouse accent :-D :-D ); any progress to report yet?

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After a late start to the build, I have finished the cockpit. I decided on giving the crew blue flightsuits after seeing some color pictures of Vulcan crews from this same period. Based on my previous experience with the kit, I added a hefty amount of lead shot in an effort to get it sitting on the nose gear. It was not enough. :(

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Hey up, Chuck (best said in a scouse accent :-D :-D ); any progress to report yet?



I got a little sidelined last week with my other modelling interest: 1/76th and 1/72 scale armor. I ended up building a Zvezda BMPT 'Terminator' in 1/72 along with a A41 Centurion, Centurion Mk.5 and a Charioteer, all by Millicast. :P

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Finished the initial build a couple hours ago. I ended up adding a lot more lead shot in the nose well to keep it from being a tail sitter. Good thing there is NO wheel well detail on this kit so it doesn't matter if there is lead shot there.

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Great stuff! I think someone once said you can never have too much lead...... or it may have been Spitfires :grin:

Any chance of seeing the Terminator? I have one in the stash to build one day :)

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I just finished covering the aircraft in a gloss black undercoat. Tomorrow, the aluminum will be painted. I am using Alclad's "White Aluminum" to represent the "High Speed Silver". It looks close enough to the pictures I have.

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