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AMEGB: a shot in the dark : the Canberra B (I) 8 in 1/72 Part 7, the final cut

July 30 2012 at 1:12 PM
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The "cut" refers to plastic and metal. The kit misses a number of smaller antennas and the pitot is a bit heavy. I made use of plasticard, sprue and microtube. Hence we have in order from the left: the omega antenna, dorsal antenna, the two T-shaped antennaes underneath the tail, new pitot with steel tube:
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Da Airfix kits


Here it comes the crucial time. I attached the undercarriage and: no, is not a tail sitter! (albeit just that by a thousand of an inch, phew.).
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Da Airfix kits

I must say I was quite disappointed with the engineering of the kit undercarriage. The parts have an uncertain lock and do not positively go together. For such an heavy model is not a good thing and I wonder how long will it stand on its legs. As a precaution I dropped more cyano glue at the attachment.

The the model is almost there and positively looks as a Canberra:
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Da Airfix kits


Next step will be the preparation of a base and of course a full photographic session. Last I will add a comment about lessons learned in this build wink.gif
Cheers
Luigi

 
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