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  1. Hi guys! Well, Cosford was a few days ago and I managed to come across a wonderful Airfix 1:48 Canberra PR.9: (amongst other things >_> ) I was inspired by Navy Bird's excellent 1:72 Canberra PR.9 "End of an era": ...and thought I should probably have a go myself. So, the plan of attack is as follows: -OOB apart from a fair bit of scratchbuilding -Scratchbuild the cockpit -Scratchbuild the Navigator's "cupboard" -Scratchbuild the flare/bomb-bay -Open up a few panels, if possible? -Gear down, flaps down, flare/bomb-bay open -Scratchbuild the cameras -*Anything else that needs editing/making (The chosen scheme) What I could do with are some good reference drawings/photos of the flare/bomb-bay. Also, could I ask what panels on the Canberra could be removed for maintenance, I would be particularly keen on modelling panels that gave access to the cameras or perhaps a reference showing the engine cowling removed (who knows, I could have a go at scratchbuilding an engine!). Thanks for dropping by! Kind regards, Sam -Oh and an update for those following my application for medicine= rejected. Nevermind, Biomed it is!
  2. Gloster Meteor FR.9 VZ608, aircraft at Newark Air Museum, pics mine. VZ608 was delivered to the RAF as a standard PR.9 but was later returned to Glosters for test use. After then going to Rolls Royce it was modified to test the RB108 lift jet engine for the Short SC.1 programme. The RB108 was installed behind the cockpit, replacing the main fuel tank, and trials began in 1955. Although the aircraft had underwing fuel tanks, it was limited to 30 minutes flying. The orientation of the engine could be altered in flight to simulate vertical flight, with a replica of the Short SC.1 air scoop fitted, to accurately simulate the SC.1 aerodynamics. After the successful trials, VZ608 was put on the fire dump at Hucknall, but was rescued in February 1970 and moved to the Newark Air Museum.
  3. I know there's hundreds of questions and answers about the Canberra, but I can't seem to find the answer to this. I have just finished scratch building the wheel bays for the Revell/Matchbox 1/72 PR.9. Now I have looked and found loads of pics on online walkarounds etc, but they all come up with different colors, grey, white, silver. Even a yellowy beige etch color. I'm doing the RAF camo version XH136. Now I'm assuming this was painted silver??? Would that be correct? Thanks. Martin
  4. Airfix Canberra PR.9 1/48 - CMK Interior Set

    Hello, does anyone have any experience with the CMK cockpit for this kit? http://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/shop/canberra-interior-4239-p-34237.html This link seems to suggest that it includes the navigator's cockpit, although other photos of the resin parts seem to contradict this (perhaps some confusion between the 1/72 and 1/48 scale sets?). What about fit - How does it compare to the Pavla sets? I saw a build on here a while ago that indicated the Pavla set took some work to get right... Any words of wisdom? Thanks, Andrew
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