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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2020, 04:11:49 pm »
I was going to suggest a  blue of some shade, I think  it would suit an  all over  single  colour scheme too. I have been watching this  build  and I am  impressed with it I really am  Kit, makes me want to do another  interceptor  variant.  :thumbsup:
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2020, 05:28:09 pm »
A late one in one of the Air Defence grey schemes worn by the Lightnings could be appropriate.
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2020, 05:54:43 pm »
So worth the effort. The concept is great and the build terrific :thumbsup:

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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #108 on: May 21, 2020, 03:19:37 am »
Coming along nicely, Kit! :thumbsup:
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #109 on: May 21, 2020, 03:36:35 pm »
Get your shares in Tamiya now.  ;D

The F10's underside has been masked up for the MSG upper colour in the morning. MILES of Tamiya tape and not a little amount of fiddling getting it all in place too.  :-\

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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2020, 07:20:53 am »
I've just applied the initial coat of MSG, using the Gunze/Mr. Hobby acrylic paint, and it went on superbly. I'm starting to be an acrylic convert, well for Tamiya and Gunze/Mr. Hobby stuff especially.

Having already primed the whole airframe with Halfords Grey Primer, I found to my amazement that I couldn't tell where I'd applied the MSG and where it was just primed! It looks like Halfords Grey Primer is an exact match for Medium Sea Grey, which is something I'll use on my next RAF build of the period I reckon.

Thinking back I did just that rather unwittingly on my Lightning PR9 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=39450.30) where I wrote that the 15 aircraft had all been repainted in a 'lighter grey' than the normal Dark Sea Grey of the UK based Lightnings at the time, and I even called it 'Halfords Grey' in the backstory!  ;D
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2020, 07:52:14 am »
It used to be and that's what I used for MSG until about a decade back.  These days, some batches seem to be darker, some lighter.  I view it as more of a halfway house between MSG and Ocean Grey and useless for either!
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #112 on: May 23, 2020, 03:13:31 pm »
Thanks to Big H and the Post Office I got the two RAF Slate Grey paints today, and I've already done the camouflage scheme with the Light Slate Grey. This is very similar to the Bomber Command scheme of the early 50s, and it's deliberate as the backstory (already written.....) has 34 Sqdn., the first F10 unit, co-located at Binbrook along with 2-3 Bomber Command Canberra squadrons.

All the small detail stuff on the airframe's painted, engine intakes, exhausts, bomb bays etc. and I've also painted all six missiles that will be visible. AND I've done the wheels too!  :o

This acrylic paint is astonishing me, in the old days it would have taken me two days to paint the wheels because it would have needed two overnights. Today I did all four of them in 30 mins! Amazing.



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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #113 on: May 23, 2020, 03:40:09 pm »
Looking good  Kit :thumbsup:
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #114 on: May 23, 2020, 04:23:20 pm »
Wot 'e said ----  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Mind you, I think it would look even better if you had used a Javelin radome   ;) ;) ;)
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #115 on: May 23, 2020, 05:18:00 pm »
more of the  :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #116 on: May 24, 2020, 04:38:05 am »

Wot 'e said ----  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Mind you, I think it would look even better if you had used a Javelin radome   ;) ;) ;)


The AI.18 radar nose came with Colin's P.12 conversion, an it's longer than the Jav's radome I think. In the RW the AI.18 (same as fitted to the Sea Vixen) worked better than the Jav's too, if I've read things correctly.
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #117 on: May 24, 2020, 05:49:46 am »

Wot 'e said ----  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Mind you, I think it would look even better if you had used a Javelin radome   ;) ;) ;)


The AI.18 radar nose came with Colin's P.12 conversion, an it's longer than the Jav's radome I think. In the RW the AI.18 (same as fitted to the Sea Vixen) worked better than the Jav's too, if I've read things correctly.

I was thinking more of the nose cone shape than what was in it Kit, but now I wonder why the Sea Vixen's nose cone was bigger than that conversion nose cone you have got on it if it's the same unit. Still, I can't wait to see the finished result ---
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #118 on: May 24, 2020, 05:56:28 am »
Coming along there nicely, Kit.   :thumbsup:
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Re: English Electric Canberra F10
« Reply #119 on: May 24, 2020, 07:16:50 am »
Do I sense you're becoming a convert to acrylics Kit ?  :angel:

I still prefer enamels for metal work, especially the old Humbrol Metalcote range, but seldom get them out  :-\
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