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1/48 Airfix B-57B Canberra

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
1/48 Airfix B-57B Canberra
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 02, 2019 6:33 PM

Done for the 80 Years of Airfix GB, and now safely in the display case.  Nothing prettier that a shiny black Canberra in my mind.

It's not a bad kit but a little frustrating at times due to less than perfect engineering for things like the flap attachments.  Once done it is difficult to handle due to its size and weight, a little over a pound with enough ballast to sit on the nose gear.  There are issues with accuracy of surface detail, and the aft end of the canopy is too shallow, but that is hard to see with an open canopy.  I used Phase Hangar tail surfaces and a CMK Resin and PE cockpit set which are both very good.

There is a build log here:

http://www.yolo.net/%7Ejeaton/mymodels/b57/1b57/1b57.html

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Monday, September 02, 2019 7:33 PM

Wow super clean build, very nicely done Sir!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:43 PM
Beautifully done! I built this kit with battle damage for a vietnam veteran a few years back. Biggest kit I have ever built!

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

  • Member since
    March, 2003
Posted by rangerj on Thursday, September 05, 2019 12:57 PM

The B-57-B is a favorite of mine and yours is supurb. Remember the old "box scale" kit by Revell. I still have an Airfix 1/72nd scale Canberra as well as a Frog "side  (off center) mounted" canopy varient. The 1/48th scale was long over due

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, September 05, 2019 4:52 PM

Thanks!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 05, 2019 5:27 PM

rangerj

... as well as a Frog "side  (off center) mounted" canopy varient. 

I had one of those in the stash for a while. May be there still...

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 05, 2019 5:37 PM

That’s a very nice & shiny black beauty! A super clean build! Yes

 

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, September 05, 2019 7:04 PM

Great paint job!

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