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||35 parts in low-pressure injected
grey styrene; 2 clear parts on a vacform sheet; decals for three aircraft.
||AUD$29.95 (approx USD$16) plus
postage (AUD$7 within Australia; AUD$12 international air mail)
||Good quality plastic; crisp and
consistent engraved detail; good detail for this scale; thoughtful
engineering attempts to assist alignment of wings and tail surfaces.
||Slightly scratchy exterior surfaces;
a few minor sink marks
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
OzMods continue to demonstrate their commitment to
small-scale models with their 1/144 scale E.E. Canberra B. Mk. 2.
The Canberra comprises 35 parts in dark grey,
low-pressure injection moulded styrene; plus four parts in clear vacform
Surface detail is by way of finely engraved panel lines.
The panel lines are quite crisp and consistent, but the overall surface
of my sample suffers from a slightly scuffed appearance. This should be
easily fixed with a quick rubdown using fine sandpaper, followed by a
Parts breakdown is quite conventiona despite the kit's
small size and short-run origins. The wings are supplied in upper and
lower halves, and are attached with the assistance of locating tabs and
slots. Ailerons and flaps are moulded with the upper wing halves to keep
the trailing edges as thin as possible. However, some further thinning
of the trailing edges will be desirable to establish a convincing scale
appearance. The horizontal tail is also secured with locating tabs.
The Canberra's cockpit is fitted out with an instrument
panel, pilot's seat, stick and floor. The Navigator's position is not
present but it would be almost impossible to see through the fixed
canopy in this scale. The undercarriage may be depicted raised or
lowered. Wingtip tanks are provided.
Four vacform parts are supplied. Two are for the canopy
(one, plus one spare) and the others are optional parts for the clear
nosecone. The fuselage is moulded with a solid nosecone, but the
modeller can choose to replace this with a more accurate clear part.
Once again, a spare nosecone is provided.
Markings are supplied for three aircraft - an Australian
B. Mk. 20, a British B.2 and an American RB-57A. These three options
offer the choice between a disruptive grey/green scheme, overall black
or silver and white.
The instructions are simple - a one page exploded view
diagram. This is entirely acceptable for such a simple kit.
This twin-engined subject is big enough to see in 1/144
scale, which is just as well as the detail is good and the overall
package is impressive. I can see a Squadron of 1/144 scale RAAF B.2s
lining up somewhere in the future...
Thanks to Greg
Anderson from OzMods
for the review sample.
OzMods products are
available from Australian hobby retail outlets
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Review and Images Copyright © 2002 by Brett
Page Created 13 August, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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