Mach2 1/72 B-45 Tornado

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DerekF
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Mach2 1/72 B-45 Tornado

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This was a bit of a challenge and it hasn't turned out great but frankly better than expected. Interesting aeroplane though.

It used more filler than glue in places and required a lot of weight to keep it in its wheels. Sprayed in Vallejo acrylics and using a Caracal decal sheet, here it is.

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I googled this and found it a historically significant type with a bunch of firsts to its name. A worthy subject shown to advantage even if it was a struggle!

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In the late 1950s I lived quite near to RAF Burtonwood and the B45s were regular visitors to the base, seem to remember that they were very smokey on take-off. Robin.
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Nice build Derek, worth persevering with!

Worth remembering that the B45 was also an RAF type for a short time, a small number were painted in RAF colours and flown by RAF crews for Operation Jiu Jitsu.

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Ant.H wrote:
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 9:55 pm
Nice build Derek, worth persevering with!

Worth remembering that the B45 was also an RAF type for a short time, a small number were painted in RAF colours and flown by RAF crews for Operation Jiu Jitsu.
The accounts of that are proper hair-raising stuff!

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Still better than i can pull of in 1/72 mate :)
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I like it Derek. I contemplated getting this, but was put off by it crudeness. I think you did a very good job getting it to where it is. Mach 2 kits offer rare items but are not easy to build. I've just finished one myself and I think I was a lot luckier than you on fit.
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