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B-57 Canberra for Col Mason - Air Force Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
B-57 Canberra for Col Mason - Air Force Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross
Posted by waikong on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:14 PM

I did this a few years back, it was a great honor to build the Airfrix 1/48 B-57 for Col (retired) Mason, winner of the Air force Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross for saving his weapons officer and aircraft after getting hit by anti-aircraft fire. I've attempted to recreate his aircraft after it was damaged.  I finally updated my own website with a full build description, history, and more picture here 

http://waihobbies.wkhc.net/index.php/37-models/sky/vietnam-and-the-cold-war/126-b-57-canberra

Comments and critique most welcomed.

Here's Col Mason holding the model that he now uses for talks

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 4:45 PM

Hello!

Looks very nice. The battle damage is a cool idea here, it underscores the story nicely.

I'd like to build an aircraft like this in 1:72 some day - although I'm pretty sure I wouldnt do the damage thing, just a personal preference.

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:35 AM
Thanks for the comments, always nice to build a model for a veteran. I visited your website btw, and saw the 3d printed parts. Very nice! I just got one last year, and have been trying to do the same - but still learning at this point.
fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:04 PM

Great job Waikong! Yes, it is "always nice to build a model for a veteran". Doesn't make much difference if it is military or civilian. A plane they flew, a tank they drove, a ship they served on or a model of their favorite auto. If we can do something nice for them after they gave so much for us. Well done.Toast

Jim  Captain

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   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 8:48 PM

Beautiful model!!!

And bless you Waikong for doing something so awesome for a vet.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:19 PM

Jim, Gamera - thanks for your comments.  Couldn't agree more in doing something for our veterans.

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:45 PM

This is a great post. I agree the model is fantastic and being able to build one for a vet makes it even cooler. Well done on the kit and the damage looks superb for sure!

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 07, 2018 5:50 PM
Very cool privilige,and a great job too

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Monday, September 10, 2018 8:32 PM

Thanks Jacknewbill and Tojo72, appreciate your comments.

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