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Here is a very dark scheme Gary.

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Taken in Aden in 1963. Cool fin flash. Can't say I have any more info though. Still waiting for my Dad to provide captions!

cheers

Grant

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DoH! The Meteor pics came up fine, but I just can't get the Canberra one to appear at all. :badmood:

Mind you it is 22:50. Maybe a mod. could point out my silly mistake, cos I sure can't spot it. :please:

cheers (and good night!)

Grant

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For anyone not familiar with the Classic Airframes Canberra family, a quick look see and one of the big PLUS features. Each kit comes with a comprehensive package of resin parts - the CA models do have their short falls (plastic too thick - panel lines not consistent in depth etc) but the resin bits are a joy.

Cockpit & undercarriage parts:

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Rushton Target pods:

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Replacement for the Brick will be the mighty Canberra. I've got a couple of TT18's a T17 and a B2, so just looking for an interesting scheme now.

EDIT - TT18 85 Sqn RAF Binbrook 1968

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Hi Gary

As far as I'm aware, 85 squadron didn't fly TT18s.

Types used : B2, PR3, T4,T11,T19

Use your B2 for an 85 squadron a/c

Rich

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Here is a very dark scheme Gary.

AC05.JPG

Taken in Aden in 1963. Cool fin flash. Can't say I have any more info though. Still waiting for my Dad to provide captions!

cheers

Grant

Hi Grant

That'll probably be a B(I)8 of 213 Squadron....the hornet gives it away. 213 were at Bruggen in the early 60's when my dad was flying PR7s of 80 squadron.

The 'grey' scheme will be Grey/Green over Black.

HTH

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Hi Gary

As far as I'm aware, 85 squadron didn't fly TT18s.

Types used : B2, PR3, T4,T11,T19

Use your B2 for an 85 squadron a/c

Rich

Your absolutely right Rich- thanks for spotting that mate. She's gonna be a T19 then - can't see much difference between a T19 & the TT18 though?

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Your absolutely right Rich- thanks for spotting that mate. She's gonna be a T19 then - can't see much difference between a T19 & the TT18 though?

Except a bloody great black pointy nose on a T19!

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Thanks Cop! Capitals indeed, Doh!

213 Sqdn - Thanks Phreak.

WT316 was a B(I)6....just googled it instead of guessing!

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Except a bloody great black pointy nose on a T19!

Except on this one maybe??? Model Alliance On target Profile, shows this a/c as a T19 but with a standard nose configuration. Of course the book could be wrong. She is coded WH714. This a/c looks exactly like a TT18.

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Jeez Gary, you're not having much luck with starting your projects mate. If you want to return to the Bucc I have the Neomega 'pit you can use. It'll be a while before I get a chance to build the three in my stash and you can send me another once they come back into stock.

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ok - this is what the book says? HELP!

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Hi gary

I suspect that On Target Profiles 7 is wrong! I've got it in front of me but I'm afraid that I can't confirm the reference from the English Electric Canberra book as I don't have it to hand.

Let me put it another way, the T19 was just a T11 with a nose full of concrete rather than a Ferranti radar....the drawing is of a TT18 (TT standing for Target Tug.....that's a fair clue!).

WH714 was a T11 converted to a T19 and looking at my reference@Canberra - the operational record" by Robert jackson, WH714 was never a TT18 so I suspect that Jon Freeman has messed up his research.

Anybody got the missing book to hand so as to confirm this ?

Rich

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Your ahead of me there Jens - is it wrong or do you mean strengthen it?

The pics I have seen of Canberras show a very typical nose down (or tail up if you like) stance, but judging by photos of completed CA Canberras seen on Hyperscale among other sites, the fuselage sits too level. I think Brett Green corrected his second Canberra build.

Jens

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Slow progress, still working on the Phantom. Worked on the wings, rescribing completely.

The fit of the engine nacelles to the main wing is extremely poor - no matter how I attempted the fit, I had a step to deal with which I just sanded down until it disappeared.

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The resin wheel bays were painted up and given a wash of raw umber

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The biggest annoyance so far is CA's ommision to cut out the rear seat windows, which you need to do yourself. I drilled these out but still have some gap filling to take care of

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Next the cocpit

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Hi,

As I practice the art of being very wrong quite often, I'd say you should build complete fuselage halves before assembling them.

I tried the other way.

It's a disaster.

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S.

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As I practice the art of being very wrong quite often, I'd say you should build complete fuselage halves before assembling them.

I tried the other way.

It's a disaster.

Warning heeded, thanks :)

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Hi,

As I practice the art of being very wrong quite often, I'd say you should build complete fuselage halves before assembling them.

I tried the other way.

It's a disaster.

Your statement...

+++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot +++

Cucumber error- sounds painful- cam you explain please... too early in the day for photos though...

Sudden flash of inspiriation- from what I have seen of canvĀ„berra fuselage joints- its poss better to paint a cucumber and use that as the fuselage... :whistling:

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As I practice the art of being very wrong quite often, I'd say you should build complete fuselage halves before assembling them.

I tried the other way.

It's a disaster.

Seb - Yes I saw this same tip on a few builds shortly after CA released this kit. Plus the 100Kg of nose weight needed!

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