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Here's my Canberra kit!

Here's the box!

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And as usual Matchbox has these beautiful colored sprues! :)

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and of course the clear parts with the lovely stand, that I plan to use!

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The decals!

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The protective paper seem to be somewhat stuck, but I hope that it'll turn out Ok!

The instructions calls out for interior green in the cockpit, but on most pics I've seen it looks black!

Cheers,

Håkan

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Thanks Mish! :)

I think I'll use the stand so I guess that leaves weights out of it!

Not much, but I've painted the interior black!

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And then I've added a little paint to the instruments!

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I think that'll be enough! I will build this kit ootb more or less!

Cheers,

Håkan

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All you need is another 3 mate and you could do the "Green Marrows" aerobatics team.

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That might have been interesting, but I don't know if I can get hold of another three kits right away!

Cheers,

Håkan

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A few hours of work and the pilots got some paint!

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I noticed that I need to do some touch up! Then I can put the pilots where they belong and close the fuselage!

Really don't know why I painted both pilots, as only one will be seen! :rolleyes:

Cheers,

Håkan

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Thanks Mish! :)

Maybe an optivisor will do the trick! :)

Cheers,

Håkan, who's writing with one hand and holding the newly glued fuselage with the other! :)

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Thing are going pretty fast now! :)

Here's the last pic of the interior with the pilots!

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After the pit was assembled and in place, closing the fuselage and assembling the wings went pretty fast!

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Doesn't it look nice in all its colors? :)

Now all I need to do is some filling and sanding before I start painting!

Cheers,

Håkan

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Nice job on the pilots :) I think I built this as a kid... fond memories. It seemed massive to me at the time :lol:

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Thanks Mike! :)

Matchbox tend to bring up memories! Never built this before, but lots of others! :)

Cheers,

Håkan

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It's not a bad kit, as I'm finding myself Hakan, it doesn't have the more usual 'trenches' that Matchbox kits usually have, in fact it has more raised lines than engraved.

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Thanks Kitnut! :)

Yes, the kit is quite alright, and went together pretty well, leaving only minor gaps to fill!

I agree, the panel lines looks pretty good and has no trenches like the Saab 29 Tunnan for example!

I hope to minimize the damage to the panel lines as much as possible!

Cheers,

Håkan

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Small update!

I tried using ethyl acatate to remove the excess filler, and I think it turned out great!

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Only problem was the pilot, who tried to defect a couple of times! :) I had to try and glue him properly and let dry over night!

I'll do the rest of the filling today and hopefully I'll get some primer on too! :)

Cheers,

Håkan

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All you need is another 3 mate and you could do the "Green Marrows" aerobatics team.

He'll need B2 / TT18's for that then :wicked:

Nice work Hakan, Ive built a couple of these, and for their age, theyre still a pretty good kit :thumbsup2:

Bexy

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Thanks Mish, Pete and Bex! :)

Yes, I think it's pretty good too! Goes together well with no fuzz and looks like a Canberra! I'm happy with that!

Just relaxing and having no AMS worries! ;)

Cheers,

Håkan

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Hakan,

Youre welcome my friend, nice easy simple kits that look almost right in my view are just as good as a tonne of resin. Ok its not a perfect kit, but at the end of the day, we all know you will make a great job of it and more importantly, it will look like a Canberra :thumbsup2:

Bexy

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Thanks Bex! :)

This is going a bit slower than anticipated, but I have a few other things to do before the Model show I'm going to attend next weekend! I'll bring some kits to display too and I need to make sure they look their best! :) I don't expect to get any prices, but participating is fun nevertheless! :) Lots of vendors too, so I'll most certainly will bring home a few kits and supplies! ;)

Cheers,

Håkan

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Got some work done on this one, for once! :)

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Once dry, I'll start with the bottom color!

Cheers,

Håkan

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Well, I've made some small progress!

The position lights on the wing tips had to go on prior to painting, but they didn't look nice with sink marks on both sides!

Took a pic, but it doesn't really show how bad it looks!

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Put a drop of CA glue in the sink mark, let dry and sanded down!

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Had to repeat the process a few times!

Meanwhile, I masked and glued the canopy!

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I also shot some black over the frame! So now the plane is ready to paint!

How the lights turned out? You'll just have to wait and see! :)

Cheers,

Håkan

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Thanks Jocke! :)

Nice to see you here! :)

Cheers,

Håkan

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