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Aeroclub's 1/48 scale
Canberra B(I).88

by Freddy Pedrique


English Electric Canberra B(I).88

Classic Airframes' 1/48 scale Canberra TT.18 is available online from Squadron.com




This 1/48 Aeroclub Canberra B(I).88 was built from a modified Canberra B.2 kit. This model was built when it was the only kit available until the release of the Classic Airframes Kit.

It is a not an easy kit to work with, but the quality of its parts is appreciated. The kit contains metal, resin and vacuum formed parts.

The most difficult part was to work with the vacuum form parts and make them to fit right. The other step that took me some time, was the modification of the forward fuselage since I wanted a B(I).88 version.


The canopy for the version I wanted, is offset to the port side of the aircraft, while in the B.2 it is in the center. I glued the two halves of the nose section together, and then sealed off the canopy opening with sheet styrene. White putty was used and then sanded to achieve the desired shape. Using a Dremel, the repositioned canopy opening was done. After that I had to scratch some parts to make the new pilot's office. The rest of the kit was built following the instruction just adding some scratch parts in the wheel bays. Also antennas and other small details were made from scratch.

Fellow modeler Pedro Urbano helped me with the new "fighter-type" canopy. Gabriel Lee helped and assisted me in publishing an article in IPMS U.S.A. JOURNAL, November-December 2006 edition.

I hope you enjoy it, and happy modeling!



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Freddy Pedrique
Page Created 06 March, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007

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