English Electric Canberra B.2

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    English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:27 pm

    Classic airframes 1/48th kit. Injection moulded + resin parts (cockpit and wheels wells/wheels). Started this one a couple of years ago, and it laid unfinished waiting just minor weathering and a final dull coat. Finally got the nerve to finish it, only to find that the trailing edges had cracked in about 5 locations, looked like stress fractures. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Managed to make them less visible but they are there and really afraid more will show up. Rolling Eyes








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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:29 pm

    Amazing as always Joe...it brings me memeories back in the late 1970's

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:34 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Amazing as always Joe...it brings me memeories back in the late 1970's

    thanks, those were golden ages for young aircraft enthausiast like you.

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:37 pm

    Yes joe I build the airfix and the frog versions... aaaaa... those were the days..

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  Ray on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:42 pm

    Great job as always JF cheers

    Marco.......xejn kont ha nghid xi haga imma rega bdieli Sad

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:44 pm

    Ray wrote:Great job as always JF cheers

    Marco.......xejn kont ha nghid xi haga imma rega bdieli Sad

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    Thank you. Nahseb ghandi ideja vaga biex kont ha tohroglu lil Marco What a Face Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Very nice

    Post  Luke on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:57 am

    Very nice job Joseph my dad found a scrap yard in Malta that it has a Canberra but it is in pices Very Happy

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:11 pm

    Lovely work as usual Joe, is this the one that was giving you trouble? if it is, you sure made a great recovery.

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    Post  Joseph on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:22 pm

    Nice one, as always, where are the cracks? Smile Smile

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:06 pm

    Luke wrote:Very nice job Joseph my dad found a scrap yard in Malta that it has a Canberra but it is in pices Very Happy

    spill the beans please... Shocked

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:09 pm

    JF how do your models always have such SMOOTH finishes? not a single bump! and their sheens are always Shocked

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:45 am

    AdriaN wrote:JF how do your models always have such SMOOTH finishes? not a single bump! and their sheens are always Shocked

    Johnsons Kleer MAYBE lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:57 am

    Joe, just one small point of criticism. The only things i would change are the engine intakes, they are too shiny, a bit modelly looking. I would respray them with something a bit darker, not so shiny. Otherwise impeccable as usual.

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:44 am

    bcauchi wrote:Joe, just one small point of criticism. The only things i would change are the engine intakes, they are too shiny, a bit modelly looking. I would respray them with something a bit darker, not so shiny. Otherwise impeccable as usual.

    Maybe Tamiya Smoke XF19 can do the trick for you JoeF ... keep the good work mate, looks like you are back in motion productionwise Very Happy

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:26 pm

    AdriaN wrote:JF how do your models always have such SMOOTH finishes? not a single bump! and their sheens are always Shocked


    It is a question of patience, applying a good mixture of paint\whitespirit, some sanding in between spraying + any touch up and so on. A good application of gloss in layers, sanding, spraying, sanding......patiece, practise, and a lot a kind words What a Face

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:52 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:
    AdriaN wrote:JF how do your models always have such SMOOTH finishes? not a single bump! and their sheens are always Shocked


    It is a question of patience, applying a good mixture of paint\whitespirit, some sanding in between spraying + any touch up and so on. A good application of gloss in layers, sanding, spraying, sanding......patiece, practise, and a lot a kind words What a Face

    Come on REVEAL the secret you've been hiding JF (Johnsons Kleer) poor Adrian he's got an army bowser full of the magical finish stacked in his garage lol!

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:07 pm

    Brian, thanks. As for the intakes they are actually darker than they are in the pictures, flash effect Rolling Eyes


    Ivan, thanks, it actually has some tamiya smoke added to the intakes, but thanks for the suggestion. As for production, I am trying to finish what I have started, some of them some time ago before I start new projects, something that 99.9% I will not keep What a Face , that is, start new projects, 3/4ths finished then left that way for months.

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:12 pm

    RAY affraid , RAY affraid , RAY affraid , if you need some kleer, I got a few mls remaining that I treasure some much scratch Suspect Twisted Evil Twisted Evil , but will gladly give you some What a Face lol! lol!

    p.s. I think that the kleer that I still got can be called vintage, cause it is over 10 years old.. lol! lol!

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    Re: English Electric Canberra B.2

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:27 am

    Ray wrote:
    Come on REVEAL the secret you've been hiding JF (Johnsons Kleer) poor Adrian he's got an army bowser full of the magical finish stacked in his garage lol!

    Ray affraid


    Ooh come on! stop exaggerating Ray!

    I only have 1000ml Smile

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