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Title: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: dwomby on December 16, 2018, 01:58:46 pm
25234 was the 34th Arrow off the Malton production line, the 29th with Orenda Iroquois engines and the 3rd to get the revised canopy with enlarged glazed areas.     She entered service with the RCAF in early 1963 with 409 squadron based at Comox.  She is depicted here in May 1968 fresh from the paint shop after the unification of the Canadian Armed Forces.

(https://i.postimg.cc/9FBvFcKj/Arrow-DW-1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

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(https://i.postimg.cc/bwCWk3qC/Arrow-DW-9.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

This is the second Hobbycraft boxing (the one with the aileron actuators correctly under the wings!)   The parts are nicely engraved and, on the whole fit well.   I know its inaccuracies but left most of them.

I replaced the exhausts with some Aeroclub Speys intended for the Matchbox Phantom.   They were faired in with Milliput.  I removed the nose probe for appearance sake.   I opted to provide larger glazed areas for the canopy, did not use black for the intakes instead going with a look similar to RL201 at her rollout and decided on  metal leading edges as I would like to think paint erosion due to friction caused Avro to stop painting them.  The decals are from an Xtradecal sheet of whatif markings for the TSR2.  I tried, but failed, to find a way to get the 'Armed Forces' and roundel to fit in a gap in the lightning flash.   

Comments and criticisms are welcomed.

David
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: kitnut617 on December 16, 2018, 02:03:54 pm
Very nice David   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

What did you use for a canopy ?
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: dwomby on December 16, 2018, 02:07:50 pm
Thanks.

That's the kit canopy  ;D.  I just ignored the framing moulded on it.  It was really faint, so I didn't even sand it down. 

David
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: philp on December 16, 2018, 10:37:17 pm
Looks sharp.
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 16, 2018, 10:58:57 pm
A cracking job there, it looks very sleek indeed.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 16, 2018, 11:37:01 pm
Nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: comrade harps on December 17, 2018, 12:51:37 am
I like it  :thumbsup:

It's good to see an Arrow modelled as flying, as it looks a bit awkward on the ground. Much nicer in the air.
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: Scotaidh on December 17, 2018, 01:43:07 am
Nice work, especially the canopy (which has always been the thing I didn't like about that A/C).   :thumbsup:  :tornado: 
She now looks 'the business', to me, instead of 'the prototype'.

I also just realized that Prototype White is perfect winter camouflage for a Canadian aircraft.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 17, 2018, 02:52:20 am
Very nice David. Any aircraft will look better with the Lightning Bolt on it.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: NARSES2 on December 17, 2018, 06:23:07 am
Looks very sleek  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: kitnut617 on December 17, 2018, 07:42:50 am
Just finished re-reading Battle Flight again, the Brits were looking at the Arrow for their long range interceptor (is just as big as the Fairey Delta III). It was to be armed with Red Deans. Now some time ago a bought a bunch of Red Deans from Colin for a project I had which didn't work out the way I thought it would, so they have become spare box items   -----  now I have a new project to work on  -------    ;D
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: chrisonord on December 17, 2018, 01:08:16 pm
I like that :wub:
I have dug out both my arrow projects, and seeing this has given me a foot up my a#&e to get them done.
Chris.
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: Old Wombat on December 17, 2018, 04:29:39 pm
Nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 18, 2018, 03:07:48 am
Great work, that's a stunner!
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: dwomby on December 18, 2018, 03:39:22 am
Thanks, everyone.

I did consider painting it Voodoo Grey but somehow white seemed right for it even as a production machine.

David
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 18, 2018, 02:12:18 pm
Looks very good. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: The Rat on December 19, 2018, 04:13:08 am
As we say in Canada; Beauty, eh?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: KiwiZac on December 19, 2018, 01:59:07 pm
I like it a lot! The finish is gorgeous: clearly the groundcrew love their machines.
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: dwomby on December 19, 2018, 02:08:51 pm
I like it a lot! The finish is gorgeous: clearly the groundcrew love their machines.

LOL.  Note I said she was depicted fresh from the paint shop!  Saved me weathering her ;)

David
Title: Re: Avro Canada CF-105 Mk2 Arrow 25234 409 Squadron CAF August 1968.
Post by: Jesse220 on December 20, 2018, 11:28:30 am
Great work.  :thumbsup: