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About canberrasig

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  • Birthday 03/12/1960

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    5407 UK
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    Bardford Yorkshire UK
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    I love Aviation of all types; but most of all the Canberra in all her forms!

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  1. Thanks guys, it was a fun project, so much so I fancy doing another, but not yet! The next down the line will be a NASA WB.57F, then a B.57E not sure what scale this will be yet. John
  2. Well, my original intension to do a WIP was thwarted somewhat, so if you are at all interested in how then you can take a look at my site http://ipmscanberrasig.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/8963524-airfix-1-48-canberra-b-2-into-martin-eb-57a So here it is all done and dusted. I hope you like her Thanks for looking John
  3. Let battle commence! First job is to fill the panel lines that are not applicable to the B.57A, or indeed the Canberra B.2, luckily there isn't that much. As you may be able to see from the drawing behind the model I'll need to add a few extra panels though. And the same process underway on the wings, those of you who watched the B.57G build will be familiar with the work involved. This wing differs in that it will be the four x.50 cal. wing. I've scanned the drawings in the B.57A Repair manual and I've discovered another potential shape issue with the Airfix Canberra. The front
  4. Hi Arthur Yes indeed we did, it is a shame about the photos but who knows you may get another chance and with NASA bringing another F out of the bone yard and back in the air your chances have improved even more!
  5. Hi guys, this is a build I started on my SIG site but I thought some of you may like to see it. This is part of the on going build for the IPMS UK Nationals this year. Our theme is 60 Years of the Martin B.57 Canberra and 50 Years of the GD RB/WB.57F. So after much deliberation I've decided after the B.57G my next big build would be a 1/48 EB.57A using the Airfix B.2 as my starting point. I'm not sure how well this will work out but I'm going to give it a good shot! Progress my be a bit slow on this one as the cockpit interior will need some major mod's, but it should be fun! Photos to f
  6. Thank you chaps! Gil, the method used to produce the markings was basically, after a long search on Google I found some of the more tricky markings like the "daisy" and concentric circles. The oblongs and squares were done on MS paint. Then the various parts were put on a word document for sizing, then printed off on ink jet decal paper. I used white decal with a black area around the image so I could paint up to the shape. Although I'd used white decal I painted the area where they were to go white as the colour is not dense enough to cover over black. The hole lot was then covered with Humbr
  7. Hi All This is the latest and I think, the last of the Satellite calibration Canberra. It's built using the 1/72 Italeri B.57B and as before home made markings. And the three amigo's John
  8. Thanks Bill and GIL! It was quite a challenging but fun build, it's just a shame Airfix couldn't be bothered to get it right in the first place! John
  9. I'll be keeping an eye on the B.45 build I have the Mack2 1/72 kit that I want to build as an RB.45 at some stage. They are both looking good! John
  10. This is the Airfix 1/48 B.57G with all the necessary corrections made to the kit to accurately represent a Vietnam era B.57G, in fact all the corrections are applicable to any canon armed B.57 in general. The ladder and bomb door and the door dolly are home made. I've used some after market parts from Edward, Aeroclub, and parts of the Classic Airframe B.57. The model is brush painted using Xtracrylix apart from the underside which is auto rattle can. The decals are a mix of kit and Zotz B.57 Canberra's in Vietnam ZTZ48/040. For the full build and all the corrections go to, http://ipmscanberra
  11. Very Nice Bill ! It's turned out very well. If any one is interested I'm doing a B.57G build using the Airfix kit plus a good bit of the CA kit. http://ipmscanberrasig.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/8621422-1-48-airfix-classic-airframes-13-bs-b-57g- John
  12. Hi Guys This year will see the 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the Martin B.57 Canberra. To mark this event the IPMS UK Canberra SIG will have a B.57 themed display for the year. Other than the B.57's I already have I've just finished these two. The first is one of two RB.57A-1's operated by the Taiwanese AF for over flights of the Chinese mainland. One of the two was shot down but this one survived and was subsequently converted to an RB.57F. The kit is based on the old Airfix B(I)6 with FROG wings the build can be seen here. http://ipmscanberras...b-57a-1-in-1-72 The nex
  13. That's looking good Bill, The CA kit is so much better than the Airfix offering but they boath have issues but the CA less so. John
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