the only Bomber the Indian Air Force had until the late seventies, came to
India in 1957. Over the years the Canberra became the backbone of IAF for
bombing raids and photo reconnaissance operations. On 11 May 2001, the IAF
retired its Canberra aircraft after 50 years of service.
This is a rather old kit that came to me as a gift from afriend. With 15th August a month away I quickly got to it to meet the deadline for ARC.
The kit was very basicand had a lot of fit issues. I had to scratch build the cockpit. Used a spare ejection seat from another kit . The landing gear bay was also scratch built so were the intake scoops by the canopy.
A lot of filling and sanding was involved. Primed with Mr. Surfacer. Model Master & Mr. Hobby paints were used. The squadron logo decal is self made, roundel and finflash are from brightspark.
Overall an enjoyable build and for such an old kit it's one of the best looking Canberra kit.
Wishing everyone a Happy Indian Independence Day, Jai Hind.
Photos and text © by Murli Rajan