This is my attempt at producing an accurate 1/72 scale rendition on the RB-57E. For many years the Italeri B-57 was regarded as the best option but unfortunately the kit is deeply flawed, the issues are too many to go into here, but s[...]
Hello all this is my first post, well sort of, I've already posted it in the Jet Age forum, so excuse the repeat.
This is based on the 1/48 Airfix B-57 kit with quite a lot of scratch building, You can find my build log here,
Thanks for looking[...]
The English Electric Canberra was developed by English Electric in response to a 1944 Air Ministry requirement for a successor to the wartime de Havilland Mosquito fast-bomber. This requirement, the initial revision being E.3/45, sought a high a[...]
1/72 Airfix, I modified a few things, pilot seats narrower, removed the hinges from all control surfaces, the tail-plane joints, engine jet-pipes and replaced some antennae, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over kit and other decal[...]
This is the recently reissued Airfix kit finished as a 1970s era Rhodesian example. It's a simple, straightforward kit to build. As it is a bit light in details, I installed an Eduard PE instrument panel and cockpit set, along with a True Deta[...]
Had some problems yesterday to add photos to my articles so here comes part 2, a bit on the side..
These photos gives a bit more understanding on how things are arranged in the cockpit. The photo with the "holed rail", is whats to the left when[...]
Have not given up the black cockpits of British aircrafts yet. This time it´s the EE Canberra B.2 bomber at the Lincoln Nitschke Aviation Collection in Greenock, South Australia. Interesting museum with all sorts of little parts and gadgets from[...]
I love to buy old lots on eBay, and this kit was one I built when I was a boy. It is a VERY toy-like kit - no panel detail, no cockpit to speak of, and the whole tail section "slotted" into the back end leaving huge gaps (any others out there r[...]
This is an older build not previously posted (so old, in fact, I don't remember the kit maker). I didn't have a model of this particular aircraft, but I seemed to recall seeing one in this livery (attached pic). I'd done the B-57 version in NMF [...]
Morne Meyer's outstanding Canberra inspired me to share mine. This is the 1/72 "little brother" to Morne's 1/48 model. I think this was the first new tool kit that Hornby did after their takeover of Airfix. The shapes are good,it assembles ea[...]