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1/72 RB.57E Canberra A Frankenstein build

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1/72 RB.57E Canberra A Frankenstein build
Posted by Mr Canberra on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:32 AM

HI All

Frankenstein's Canberra? for a long time I've been wanting to build an accurate B.57 in 1/72 addressing all the issues with the Italeri kit. So I did just that and this is the result. I've used the parts from the Italeri kit mostly the forward fuselage/nose, the rest of the fuselage is Airfix, the wings are FROG with bits from the Italeri kit. I also accurately scribed the detail. For the full build, it's here    The paint is Halfords Nissan Silver, with panels picked out with various shades of silvers brush painted, decals are a mix of Extradecal and spares box. I hope you like her. 

and a coparison photo of my RB.57E and an unmodified Italeri B.57B

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:42 AM

Really nice build there John, good to see another canberra. I recently did a PR.9 and there was a couple of guys talking about the B-57, hopefully they will see this.

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Posted by Mr Canberra on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:51 PM

Thanks Bish, what PR.9 did you build is it on here? You can't get enough Canberra action! 

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:24 PM

It was the Xtrakit 1/72nd one. I did it for the RAF GB but posted a build thread as well.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/174827.aspx

Wouldn't mind doing an early bomber version at some point.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Mr Canberra on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:54 PM

A very nice build Bish! If you like Canberra's you should have a look around my site IPMS UK Canberra SIG  

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:15 PM

Ye, i will check that out, thanks.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 PM
Its great to see your post. I always enjoy seeing your Canberra builds!
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Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:05 AM

Cool stuff and nice job!  One of my favorites, the Canberra in all versions.

Max

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:18 AM

Beautiful!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:19 PM

You did a fantastic job especially in that scale!

Toshi

 

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Posted by Mr Canberra on Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:30 PM

Hodakamax

Cool stuff and nice job!  One of my favorites, the Canberra in all versions.

Max

 

Thanks very much Hodakamax, I'm quite fond of her too Smile

John

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Posted by Mr Canberra on Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:31 PM

Don Stauffer

Beautiful!

 

Thanks very much Don

John

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Posted by Mr Canberra on Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:35 PM

Toshi

You did a fantastic job especially in that scale!

Toshi

 

Thanks Toshi, I've not built a Canberra in 1/72 for quite some time, I have done a similar job on the Airfix 1/48 Kit which also needs a lot of work to bring it up to standard

John

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Posted by rangerj on Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:04 PM

Mr. C,

Beautiful work on the B-57. I have the Italieri, Airfix, and Frog Canberras in & 72nd scale. If it is not to much trouble would you mind telling us what is wrong with the kits and what needs to be done to correct them. I would like to do a B-57 B or RB-57 E as well as a correct B-57 A (early Martin license built Canberra). I know this is a lot to ask so a good referrence source would be appreciated if this is too much of a request. Thanks

Again that is some great work. I especially like the all black with red markings B-57 A and B and that is what I have in mind.

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Posted by Mr Canberra on Sunday, May 21, 2017 3:27 PM

rangerj

 

Beautiful work on the B-57. I have the Italieri, Airfix, and Frog Canberras in & 72nd scale. If it is not to much trouble would you mind telling us what is wrong with the kits and what needs to be done to correct them. I would like to do a B-57 B or RB-57 E as well as a correct B-57 A (early Martin license built Canberra). I know this is a lot to ask so a good referrence source would be appreciated if this is too much of a request. Thanks

Again that is some great work. I especially like the all black with red markings B-57 A and B and that is what I have in mind.

 

Thanks ranger, it's quite a long list and I'm a bit short on time right now so can I point you in the direction of my sit where I have a build thred for my RB.57E and what I inishaly thought of the Italeri kit if you read this first the my build it should help claer things up a bit. italeri-1-72-b-57-canberra-musings and my build thred http://ipmscanberrasig.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/13415112-early-rb-57e-in-1-72 More soon

John

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Posted by Mr Canberra on Monday, May 22, 2017 12:43 PM

rangerj

Mr. C,

Beautiful work on the B-57. I have the Italieri, Airfix, and Frog Canberras in & 72nd scale. If it is not to much trouble would you mind telling us what is wrong with the kits and what needs to be done to correct them. I would like to do a B-57 B or RB-57 E as well as a correct B-57 A (early Martin license built Canberra). I know this is a lot to ask so a good referrence source would be appreciated if this is too much of a request. Thanks

Again that is some great work. I especially like the all black with red markings B-57 A and B and that is what I have in mind.

 

Hello again rangerj

 I've also built a Hart Throb RB.57A in 1/72 and an EB.57A in 1/48 if you take a look around my site there are a few B.57 builds in 1/72 and 1/48 as well as referance albums. If you ever have any Canberra questions just drop me a line. These are photo's of our display for the B.57's 60th anniversary

 

Most of the models are mine but not all.

and the "Hart Throb" RB.57A

JOhn

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Posted by rangerj on Monday, May 22, 2017 1:00 PM

Thank you John. It looks like I have my work "cut out" for me. Pun intended and a bit cheeky. As an aside I saw a B-57 start up and thought it was on fire. The cartrage start generates a lot of smoke. Again thanks. The web sites you provided have pointed me in the right direction.

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