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Airfix 1/72 BAC Canberra 1 SQN A84-227


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G'Day All,

 

Been working on kits in the back ground.  Keeping to the RAAF Theme, here is the Airfix 1/72 BAC Canberra painted and marked as 1 SQN A84-227.

 

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The panel lines were rescribed and the raised panel lines sanded away.  Few mistakes were made during the scribing process that needed some patching.

Model was then primed with Gunze 1000 Surface Primer and black based with Gunze H2 Black acrylic.

Gunze H1 White was then applied in a random pattern.

 

The top of the fuselage was painted white and masked off.

Vallejo Metal Color Aluminum was blasted through the airbrush - still have problems getting this brand to airbrush, thus the need to blast is through the airbrush.  Attempted to do panel varation, however something went wrong with the main Vallejo Metal color, which lifted when masked... so plan jane silver scheme.  I checked with a friend and these aircraft were painted silver, so no panel variation was present - kinda boring being a plan Silver colour.

I airbrushed the fuel tanks a different colour to mix it up a bit.

The Bombay, wheel wells, under carriage and doors were painted Gunze H8 Silver and weathered with Tamiya Panel line wash.

Bombs painted a Olive Drab colour and glued in.

 

Decals are NovaScale Decals.  A84-227 isn't an option on the decal sheet, so had to carve up some of the existing decals to make up the number.

 

Model had Tamiya Black Panel Line wash applied.

 

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That's stunning and most inspirational, and has given me a few ideas!  It's certainly one of the best Airfix canberras I've seen built up.  Thanks so much for sharing.

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Beautiful job! You don't often see 1SQN Canberras modelled as most people (including me) go with 2SQN camouflage. Nice choice (and it looks like the Novascale decals worked okay, too).

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That looks wonderful. You should be very pleased with how it looks.

 

Regards airbrushing Vallejo, I'm certainly no expert but I've had some success with my current build thinning the Vallejo 50/50 with a mix of Liquitex Flow aid, retarder and distilled water and spraying at around 20 psi. There's plenty of YouTube clips that can provide other ideas too. I've seen one where they thin with only Vallejo flow aid. For silver finishes however, a fellow Britmodeller once suggested using Tamiya AS12 Bare-metal silver, and this is my go-to for overall silver finishes.

 

Andrew

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