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Mr.Canberra
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Contact! :)

John

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April 29, 2017 at 8:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr.Canberra
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As a matter of interest, the parts count so far is, of the 36 parts used in the build so far they break down as

Airfix    11

Italeri    9

EE.Co        6

FROG   4

C-Scale 2

Pavla    2

CMK     2

John

EE.Co (Me) 

 

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April 29, 2017 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr.Canberra
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Time for a bit of Green stuf  :)  


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April 29, 2017 at 9:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Meteor74
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Looking very, very nice John. All your hard work is certainly acheiving results. Keep up the good work mate. Light at the end of the tunnel! 8)


Gary :)

April 30, 2017 at 4:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thanks again Gary! How's that B.2 of yours doing?

John

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May 6, 2017 at 9:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well she's all rubbed down and I think I'm happy enough to call that part of the build done!, I need to re work some of the lines but all in all not too bad.

John

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May 6, 2017 at 9:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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 After saying the filling and rubbing down was done, I've done some more, just a bit here and there, nothing much, I've added some of the extra details that should be ok to add at this stage such as the two under wing fuel vapor vent masts, the repositioned rear fuselage vent mast. The bomb pylons are only temporary as the will need to go over the under wing markings. The AN/ARN-6 blade aerial and the mast for the HF wire aerial. Also the two fuselage airbrake doors. I've also made up two "Lazy Dog" bombs, although I think only one was used at a time?

John

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May 6, 2017 at 9:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Now all that is done I’ve started to think about the wheels, Although Italeri did a reasonable job of the hub detail if some what simpyfied the wheel its self is too small and the wrong profile, so it’s back to the spare box! The only options are ether Airfix, FROG or Matchbox, I’ve decided to go with the Matchbox, the hub isn’t really much like the real thing but seeing as nothing is I have no choice, at least it’s the right size and profile. One more manufacturer to add to the parts count.

John

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May 6, 2017 at 10:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr.Canberra
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I couldn't resist giving her a blast of Nisan Silver :)

John


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May 6, 2017 at 1:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Meteor74
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Mr.Canberra at May 6, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Thanks again Gary! How's that B.2 of yours doing?

John

Not a lot of progress so far I'm afraid. Time out in the shed has been minimal of late but hoping to crack on a bit soon.


Very nice work on your RB.57E John. Looks great with the silver coat. Such an improvement with the mix of parts.


Have you got any spare Matchbox and Italeri wheels. I reckon I could do something fairly easily with them, if you have. Don't glue them on yet chap! 


Gary :)

May 7, 2017 at 1:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr.Canberra
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Hi Gary 

I look forward to seeing more of your B.2. I've done a bit of work on the wheels,I cut the hub out of a FROG wheel and the hub from the Italeri wheel and mashed them together, I have made a spare one I'll send down to EE.Co Linclon for you to play with, do what you think best.

John

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May 7, 2017 at 1:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Meteor74
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You read my mind John. They look spot on mate, good work. It should be really easy to copy the spare up for future use. Will watch out for the postie :)


Gary.

May 7, 2017 at 5:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chuck Holte
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Beautiful work John!  Never have so few owed so much to so many parts...or something like that.  Cant wait to see it finished. Cheers, chuck

May 10, 2017 at 9:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thanks Gary, one wheel in the post! 

John

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May 17, 2017 at 9:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Chuck Holte at May 10, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Beautiful work John!  Never have so few owed so much to so many parts...or something like that.  Cant wait to see it finished. Cheers, chuck

Thanks Chuck, I'm sure Churchill would approve, I'll dig the sketch of the photo door out as soon as I can find it, I thought I'd put it in the file I'm using for this build but I can't find it, I have seen it recently though. :)

John

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May 17, 2017 at 9:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr.Canberra
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Progress!

John

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May 17, 2017 at 9:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The undercarriage components set out. I decided to go with FROG main legs with the retraction jacks from the Italeri leg, the Matchbox main gear doors, the Airfix "D" doors and Italeri auxiliary engine intake doors, these are the two small doors on the outside of the main gear doors. After a bit of trimming the FROG legs fitted really nicely, so all was well! The nose wheel is all Italeri as are the doors!

John

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May 17, 2017 at 9:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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It all want so well that...........................

She's set off on her test flight! 

John

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May 17, 2017 at 9:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thanks for looking in,

John
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May 17, 2017 at 9:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Meteor74
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Top job John. I noticed the shot you posted on Britmodeller of this one side by side with the standard Italeri kit and the differences with the standard kit are very obvious. Any enterprising kit company thinking of doing a B-57 would do well to have a look at this topic for reference.

Once again, top modelling John and a smashing result! 8)


Gary :)

May 18, 2017 at 4:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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