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cathasatail

Canberra PR.9 - a venerable workhorse

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EE Canberra Pr.9 1:48

 

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Good evening!

 

Finally, at long last I'm calling this one done. It's a 1:48 Airfix Canberra Pr.9 that I picked up at Cosford this year.

Overall the kit is quite a good one- only problems are the thickness of the plastic, lack of a proper Pr.9 cockpit or Navigator's nose compartment and lack of a bomb bay. Thankfully the latter was amended with the help of @canberra kid who very kindly offered me one to use in this build!

WIP:

 

Kit: Airfix Canberra Pr.9 1:48

Paints: Vallejo, with Alclad for the exhausts

Weathering: Thinned down Vallejo paint, Flory wash, as well as some AK Interactive washes

Scratchbuilt: Almost the entirety of the Cockpit and Navigator's compartment, upper fuselage aerial, rear fuselage camera and bomb bay.

 

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And a few in-progress images of the cockpit:

 

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Thank you very much for having a look!

 

Kind regards,

Sam

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Sam,

 

A magnificent presentation. How you chaps turn out such detail is beyond me.

 

Michael

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Sam as always lovley build

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Wow, what a corker, love the attention to detail and weathering, really effective :)

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This looks amazing, from a technical point of view, however, Canberra PR.9s were keep very clean, so, from a personal point of view, I feel the weathering is rather inaccurate.

Sorry, I'm not trying to "dis" your fantastic build (I wish I could produce something this detailed), but if it were me, I'd appreciate being told.

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I like the look of that finish. Great job indeed.

 

Mick

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Very nice Canberra , lovely finish .

Still have to get mine started at some point.

 

Guy

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Brilliant job, you've really brought a quite basic kit, in regards to detailing, to life... your hard work has certainly paid off.

 

gazza l 

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Beautiful work! Very well done indeed!

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Amazing Canberra there, really nice work

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Very nice canberra i like what you've done in the cockpit and navigation position

Glynn

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Really nice workmanship here. Having built the Airfix 1:72 kit, and knowing its similarities with the 1:48 version, I know how difficult it is to pull off such a great build using this kit. Superb bomb bay and cameras - John @canberra kid was a huge help on my build as well, he is such a valuable resource. It was great of him to send you some parts for the bomb bay. The scratchbuilt navigator's station is very nicely done - I can't imagine spending more than about five minutes in there with the nose shut. I guess that's why the day/night indicators were installed.   :) 

 

Cheers,

Bill

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Smashing job, one thing that hurt my eyes were the bleed valve outlets on the stbd engine cowl which should be outboard, bloomin' Airfix!   I had the pleasure of working on the grown-up version! And thank you for getting the grey matter working! 🙂

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