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AMEGB: a shot in the dark : the Canberra B (I) 8 in 1/72 – part 4

June 28 2012 at 8:15 AM
Luigi Cavazza  (Login cavigi)
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Hi, dear airfixers
I am still modelling notwithstanding the call of the good season.
I tested the airfix decals on another model, a Revell B (I) 8, suitably painted silver and decaled as a SAAF airplane. (clikky

In the past I had mixed results with the decals of other Airfix kits, i.e. I found hawful decals in the spitfire IX, excellent ones in the F86. I am happy to say those of the Canberra are OK, hence I will use them for the 16th sqn RAF. From a search on the IT, I gather the decal portrais an old 3rd sqd aircraft passed to 16th sq in 1972. She was not repainted in DSG/DG/MSG polyurethane and remained in the old scheme with the high speed silver. The overall look should be rather weathered.

In the meantime I made further progress in detailing the tip tanks:

Da Airfix kits

And finally started air brushing the high speed silver (with Tamyia spray can):

Da Airfix kits

And the dark sea grey. Before airbrushing I had to laid down an extensive masking. I airbrushed first a extra dark sea grey layer and then airbrushed the lighter DSG inside each panel, so that a sort of weathering is obtained:

Da Airfix kits

Da Airfix kits

Da Airfix kits

More masking is ahead before I could spray the dark green..
It is a long way to completion: more time to enjoy modelling

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