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Not a problem. Wait until you get the list of queries I’ll have when I start my conversion.

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On 25/07/2021 at 08:34, rickshaw said:

No, they don't.  Actually, just perusing their website suggests they no longer produce any Canberra variants.

 

I just had a look at the HPM website, and the B.2 and T.4 (both in 1:72) can be "added to cart." The same is true for the B(1) Mk. 8, RB-57A, RB-57D in 1:144. So I assume these are readily available.

 

Other marks are shown as "contact for availability." These include the B.20, B.6, Mk. 21, RB-57D-2, and RB-57A (all in 1:72) and B.2, Mk. 20, and B.6 (all in 1:144). I recently inquired about the availability of the 1:72 Sea Vixen, and was able to buy one. So you never know - if you see something you like send them an email. Christopher responds very quickly.

 

Cheers,

Bill

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10 hours ago, rossm said:

 

I thought the A had the American engines?

 

For my D I did not use a spar, it's been ok so far. My problem was the main undercarriage legs seem too tall to get the right sit - or maybe they should have more rake than I gave them? RFI -

Sorry for give the thread drift another nudge Bill.

As I said, the A model looks superficially like the Canberra but there are a lot of detail changes. 

John

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I will mate the Aeroclub forward fuselage with the FROG B(I) 8 to get a PR.7.  The B(I) 8 has the correct body length, engines, and shape--just a matter of doing some cutting to create camera windows, and a rear-fuselage flare bay using the existing kit parts.  Though they are designed for the S and M kit, Scale Aircraft Conversion's landing gear set should do quite nicely.  Just a matter of detailing the gear bays, finding a MB Mk.2 ejection seat, and otherwise having fun with it.  Paint would be disruptive green/gray over LAG with low-viz decals for #39 Squadron.

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3 minutes ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

I will mate the Aeroclub forward fuselage with the FROG B(I) 8 to get a PR.7.  The B(I) 8 has the correct body length, engines, and shape--just a matter of doing some cutting to create camera windows, and a rear-fuselage flare bay using the existing kit parts.  Though they are designed for the S and M kit, Scale Aircraft Conversion's landing gear set should do quite nicely.  Just a matter of detailing the gear bays, finding a MB Mk.2 ejection seat, and otherwise having fun with it.  Paint would be disruptive green/gray over LAG with low-viz decals for #39 Squadron.

Unfortunately, that won't work, the fuselage will be too short. Every thing else is ok though.

John

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5 minutes ago, canberra kid said:

fuselage will be too short

That's fine.  I know where to make the cuts and additions, thanks to your excellent station diagrams.  The fuselage cross section should be constant where I need to add 1/4" of length and that makes it relatively easy to do, especially in creating compartments/flat optical sections for the cameras.

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26 minutes ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

That's fine.  I know where to make the cuts and additions, thanks to your excellent station diagrams.  The fuselage cross section should be constant where I need to add 1/4" of length and that makes it relatively easy to do, especially in creating compartments/flat optical sections for the cameras.

Yes it's quite straightforward. 

John

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16 hours ago, Navy Bird said:

 

I just had a look at the HPM website, and the B.2 and T.4 (both in 1:72) can be "added to cart." The same is true for the B(1) Mk. 8, RB-57A, RB-57D in 1:144. So I assume these are readily available.

 

Other marks are shown as "contact for availability." These include the B.20, B.6, Mk. 21, RB-57D-2, and RB-57A (all in 1:72) and B.2, Mk. 20, and B.6 (all in 1:144). I recently inquired about the availability of the 1:72 Sea Vixen, and was able to buy one. So you never know - if you see something you like send them an email. Christopher responds very quickly.

 

Cheers,

Bill

I stand corrected.  I obviously didn't use the search function.  Now I've done that, I've found what kits are available.

 

I recently purchased a T.4 nose in resin by Heritage.  Looks good.

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On 25/07/2021 at 12:15, BillF67 said:

 I got an aeroclub resin conversion. I’ve just gotten 2 Canberras off self same EBay, an Airfix B57 and a High Planes B(1)8 for £25 the pair. I’m hoping that with the help of the assembled wisdom here that I can make up my PR7 from them. To paraphrase Montgomery Burns, “Dammit, Smithers, it’s Canberra surgery! It isn’t rocket science”.

 

Bill

Update on this. Since acquiring these, I’ve been gifted a FroG PR7😱. These 2 and the conversion are now surplus. I'll put them up on the for sale pages today or tomorrow as individual items or with an option to take all three,if anyone is interested.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Bill

 

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