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I've been finalising the next Silver Cloud 'Counterfactual' conversion with Paul Lucas, it will be the EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor. Nose for AI.18 radar is finished, Red Dean master well underway, wingtips and Napier rocket pack still to be done, we are not including decals in this one.

According to the brochure it was to be based on the B(I)8 fuselarge fitted with PR.9 high altitute wings, unless insufficient production quantities were available, in which case Mk.8 wings were to be used suitably modified for RA.24 engines. We are using Mk.8 wings, but mentioning the PR.9 wing option for those who want to cross kit the two Canberra kits.  

If all goes to plan, I would hope to have it released at the Coventry & Warwickshire IPMS show at Midland Air Museum on the 27th June, as we have our stand booked now.

I hope you will like it, and buy loads to! More project conversions to follow.

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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 02:09:07 am »
Arrggh!  I've almost finished a couple of Red Deans for just this purpose!  Yours will be much nicer anyway, the wins on mine are a little rounded from the sanding.  I'd picked up some PR.9 wings to rob the wingtips & I was going to order the Sea Vixen radar set from Alistair.  Guess I don't need to now, I think I can hang on until June!

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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 04:00:07 am »
Aha! An excuse to buy an Airfix B(I)8 so I can use my old Novo one for this!  Or, being an old skinflint, use my now-redundant Matchbox PR9.
Looking forward to the conversion - any idea on price?
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 05:36:22 am »
I was planning to do this in 1/144 but if you are bringing this out, I'll do it in 1/72 instead.  Yes, any idea on price and can it be ordered from Oz?
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 05:42:54 am »
When its ready I will ship worldwide no problem. I don't know the price yet, but probably around 15.00, although these projects have a habit getting more complicated and therefore expensive as they develop, so I won't set the price until I know what its costing me.

Nothing wrong with sticking it on another Canberra, if you have one to recycle!

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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 06:48:28 am »
FYI:

When Xtrakit brought out their PR.9 I got hold of one, completely forgetting I had the old Matchbox kit.  When I re-discovered it I did a comparison between the two and noticed some differences.  As John Adams (Aeroclub owner) had provided some drawings for the making of the Xtrakit PR.9, I wrote to him about the differences.

He told me that most kits of the various Canberras have problems, but to cut a long story short, he said the Matchbox PR.9 actually has the fuselage for a B(I).8 and the Frog B(I).8 has the fuselage of a PR.9.  It's all about an extra 14" of fuselage length just in front of the bomb bay.
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 02:02:53 pm »
Ohh Nice choice Colin, and nicely suited to the now ready supply of Canberras, plus Red Deans do go rather nicely with the Blue Dolphins you also do.

Will certainly be getting one of these sets.

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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 02:46:38 pm »
Thanks Geoff, I was guided by the steady hand of Mr Lucas, he really does like his project planes. Plenty more to come.
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 03:39:02 pm »
Oh yes! I'll take one for starters Colin
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 12:48:50 am »
Sounds like we're going to have a fleet of Canberra fighters!  :ph34r: I know Geoff had one planned as well, I imagine he'll be interested in a set too unless he's got well down the road.

Thanks Geoff, I was guided by the steady hand of Mr Lucas, he really does like his project planes. Plenty more to come.
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 01:49:42 am »
Hush-hush for the moment Mossie, but mainly because I don't want to raise hopes and then change my mind. I've recently gone full time on Freightdog, so I need to make correct decisions to make a good return, not just for fun anymore! My experience so far is that project types do sell pretty well, so I want to build on the foundations I have already.
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 02:06:09 am »
Glad to hear business is brisk!  Looking forward to seeing what you turn out. :thumbsup:
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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010, 05:57:50 am »
hmm, interesting!

definately want one.

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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2010, 06:51:40 am »
Glad to hear business is brisk!  Looking forward to seeing what you turn out. :thumbsup:

Not so much brisk, got made redundant two weeks ago!! I'd been waiting and hoping it would happen for a while now, so its a positive thing, if loosing your job ever can be?!  In the past I've never had the time to push Freightdog along, so I'm giving it a few months to see what I can achieve and hopefully stick at it fulltime in the long term.

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Re: Next Silver Cloud conversion - 1/72nd EE P.12 Canberra Interceptor
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2010, 07:25:23 am »
Ah, sorry to hear that Colin.  It's happened to me before & that was positive in the long run, it got me out of a job I hated & stopped me from having a full on mental breakdown! :lol:
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