Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

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Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Sun 03 Aug 2014, 9:22 pm

Hi all,
I was considering a no show on this GB as i couldnt decide what i wanted to make. However, i was formulating a plan for the last 5 months of the year so i could give myself half a chance of completing the 52 build. I then remembered i wanted to build a Canberra PR9 for a previous GB which i had special marks for.

So here is the box for the Airfix 1/72 Canberra PR9
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The sprues in their box.
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The Model Alliance Canberra Retirement Scheme marks.
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Sorry about the pics though but that might be how things have to be from now as i have to get rid of the big table to make way for a new sofa or 2!

Apart from that, the Canberra has progressed so well, it will have its wings fitted tomorrow and i might be able to paint it sometime this week! There is a que though! :whistle: :sweat:
Arabest,
Geoff.

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Sun 03 Aug 2014, 10:31 pm

Well done for joining in Geoff and great choice. :up:

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Sat 23 Aug 2014, 9:00 pm

Come on.... we're waiting :tongue:

Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Thu 28 Aug 2014, 11:42 pm

Fumbles wrote:Come on.... we're waiting :tongue:


What for? The usual rush the build through and make plenty mistakes along the way!!! :mad:

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What dya think this time? :cool:

Been a bit busy of late and only been able to build rather than keep a thread updated. The build was easy with not much filler required. Underside paint by Humbrol, topside by Xtracrylix and tail by Tamiya!

Working 7 out of 14 next fortnight instead of 12 like last fortnight! :sick:
Arabest,
Geoff.

Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:15 am

Looking rather nice that is mate! :clap: At least your decal sheet has enough roundels unlike the 1:48 version! :mad: :roll:

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Fri 29 Aug 2014, 8:14 am

Coming along nicely Geoff- look forward to seeing it finished. :clap:

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Sat 30 Aug 2014, 10:11 pm

Looking really good Geoff. :up:

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Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:30 am

Cheers guys,
More of an update soon as I'm trying to "Klear" my feet a wee bit on another build.
Arabest,
Geoff.

Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Mon 08 Sep 2014, 3:04 pm

ahh looking really good. A nice even layer of paint... this one is going to look beautiful once decals start being put on.

Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Mon 15 Sep 2014, 7:26 pm

Hello again all,
Things fell a bit by the wayside on this one while i made a dent in the built kits i had for the 52 challenge. Of course this one is ultimately part of that and then came its time for a final push. The decals from Model Alliance were a delight to work with, but the Airfix ones required for the stencils didnt always play ball! Only lost 2 of them in the end and poorly recovered another! :wall: And the carpet monster stole a wingtip light that i will have to look for a way to correct that!

Anyway, I'm am calling this finished so here she is.

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Arabest,
Geoff.

Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Mon 15 Sep 2014, 9:34 pm

She looks terrific mate and now my kit in the loft is calling to me to build it. :clap:

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Mon 15 Sep 2014, 9:42 pm

Very nice indeed mate! :smile:

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Tue 16 Sep 2014, 7:12 am

Nice one :clap:

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Tue 16 Sep 2014, 11:18 pm

Damn! I hate that carpet monster..... Ours has eaten a whole kit by now. :grin: Each time I lose a part and then vacuum up the area, I'm always going through the canister to find no parts! :ghost: All and all though, this has to be one of your best builds yet. Maybe contact Airfix and see if they can send some spare clear parts later on?

Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Wed 17 Sep 2014, 11:40 am

Fumbles wrote:Damn! I hate that carpet monster..... Ours has eaten a whole kit by now. :grin: ....Maybe contact Airfix and see if they can send some spare clear parts later on?

Only thing is, we have laminate flooring! :whistle: :lol:

I was looking at the pics as well and thinking, something else is missing! :ghost: Then i realized the probe on the nose has gone the way of the floor as well! With the wingtip though, I'm gonna try and shape and polish a bit of spare sprue just to add another skill to the locker.

Thanks for all the comments guys!
Arabest,
Geoff.

Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Thu 18 Sep 2014, 6:34 am

That looks pretty good, I think the decals set it off just nicely. One thing if I may though, not sure if you have but the intake bullets & inside intakes should be silver.


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Re: Special Schemes GB - Canberra PR9 Retirement Scheme.

Thu 18 Sep 2014, 6:53 pm

barkin mad wrote:That looks pretty good, I think the decals set it off just nicely. One thing if I may though, not sure if you have but the intake bullets & inside intakes should be silver.


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Doh! Missed that on the walkround pics i looked at! I have a plan though but not just now!
Arabest,
Geoff.
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