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Cold War (1950-1974)
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Avro Arrow
cnq007
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 06:05 PM UTC
My 1st Canadian Jet during the Cold War.
Hobby Craft 1/72 Avro Arrow.
Hope you like the pics











Bink123
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 10:01 PM UTC
Very nice! I like that you posed a couple of figures with it to show how big it was. Lovely paint job.

i have to get one!

BTW - how are the kit decals?
cnq007
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 02:27 AM UTC

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Very nice! I like that you posed a couple of figures with it to show how big it was. Lovely paint job.

i have to get one!

BTW - how are the kit decals?



Thanks.
Yes indeed the Arrow is a big plane. The kit decals are good I must say as I did not have any issue with them. I'm now looking for another kit to build the RL201
RobBye
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 03:43 AM UTC
RL203 was a head-turner, for sure (Avro was using plenty of day-glo when she took flight).
cnq007
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 07:12 PM UTC
It looks like from RL203 to 206 they all have the same color scheme ?
Below are couple more pics of its underside



Snowbird3a
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 09:27 AM UTC

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It looks like from RL203 to 206 they all have the same color scheme ?
Below are couple more pics of its underside



Arrow 202 was the only one not to have the day-glo panels, all others had them in various stages along the flight test schedule. 203 was the only one to sport the Red Ensign along with the fin flash.

Tony
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:25 PM UTC
A most impressive build of a rather large aircraft in 1/72 scale. Just enough weathering to help bring out the details and add some additional interest to those big panels.
Joel
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:58 PM UTC
C Nguyen,

Excellent work! Your masking and painting is great, as appears the assembly. I have not seen this model and it looks impressive, judging by the detail in the landing gear bays. Did it assembly easily - was the fit good?
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:59 PM UTC

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Just enough weathering...



I agree. That big bird looks like it would be found on the flight line but not all beaten up.
cnq007
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 03:26 AM UTC
Thanks for comment guys.

Frederick Boucher,
The fits are not too bad but I still have to do a fair bit of sanding to make it smooth. Kit is simple to build and there is no issue as I recall.