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Canberra TT.18
Conversions and Decals

for Airfix

Alley Cat, 1/48 scale

 

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Catalogue No., Description & Price

Alley Cat Models Kit No AC 48016C - Canberra T.18 Conversion
£25.00 available online via A2Zee Models' website

Contents and Media: Resin conversion parts plus photo-etch and decals. See details below
Scale: 1/48 scale
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Will deliver a different look for your Canberra; excellent quality casting; fine surface detail; includes decal options for a one-stop conversion project.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: An interesting way to customise your Airfix Canberra

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Alley Cat has released a nice line of resin sets to convert kits to display esoteric research and experimental models of the aircraft variant.  This review covers the first of three conversions for the Canberra based on the basic Airfix 1/48 scale kit. 

The resin parts are crisply cast and beautifully detailed and no air bubbles are apparent in the castings.  The clear resin canopies are excellent, crystal clear and no apparent air bubbles and most of all no shrinkage or warping as I have seen in other clear resin parts from other manufacturers.

Canberra TT.18 Conversion AC 48016C

AC 48016C is designed for the Airfix 1/48 B2/B6 kit to convert it to a TT.18 version. 

 

 

This conversion contains 2 large resin wing mounted fuel tanks made under license from Belcher Bits, a new set of clear resin transparencies and the following Rushton targets have been provided in resin:

  • 1 x Mk.1 towed targets,
  • 2 x twin Sleeve targets,
  • 1 x infrared target with photo etched fins,
  • 2 x Mk 3 targets with photo etched fins,
  • 1 x low level target, and
  • 1 x Stiletto target.

 

 

The decal sheet contains markings for three Royal Navy and five Royal Air Force Canberra TT.18 colour schemes as follows:

 

 

Serial Number WJ682 (7 Sqn RAF 1973), WH887 (FRADU 1985), WH887 (FRADU 1974) WJ717 (776 FRU 1970), WJ636 (100 Sqn RAF 1989), WJ639 (7 Sqn RAF 1976).  These aircraft are finished in BS381C:627 light Aircraft Grey upper surfaces and BS381C:356 Yellow/Black striped lower surfaces. 

 

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In Addition the following customised painting is applied;

  • WJ682 RAF - Orange Daglo fuselage and wing stripes,

  • WH887 RN - Orange Daglo fuselage and wing stripes with the number 847 painted on the nose,

  • WH887 RN - Orange Daglo fuselage and wing stripes with the number 844 painted on the nose,

  • WJ717 RN - Orange Daglo fuselage and wing stripes, with the number 841 painted on the nose and the squadron emblem painted on the tail,

  • WJ636 RAF- Black fin with squadron emblem, and

  • WJ639 RAF- Orange Daglo fuselage and wing stripes, with the squadron emblem painted on the tail.

Option 2 - Serial Number WK127 (7 Sqn RAF 1978) and WJ629 (7 Sqn RAF 1980).  These aircraft are finished in BS381C:641 Dark Green and BS381C:638 Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces and BS381C:356 Yellow/Black striped lower surfaces.

Thanks to A2Zee Models for the review sample


Alley Cat and FAA Models' accessories are available from A2Zee Models  website


Review Text Copyright © 2010 by Mick Evans
Images Copyright 2010 by Brett Green
Page Created 9 March, 2010
Last updated 9 March, 2010

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