This is my first Xtrakit and is typical limited run. I am building this for the RAF 100 Anniversary GB. Its also par of a personal project to build aircrfat from all 37 military airfields in the county on Norfolk. This one was based at Marham, the only one of the 37 still in use as an airbase, in 2006 and wears a special scheme to mark the retirement of the Canberra from the RAF.
The only AM is some resin wheels. There is nothing for this kit and i decided not to try and squeeze in the stuff for the Airfix kit as i think this one has enough for the job.
So, the kit.
And the real thing. Not the special markings on the tail.
So to start, get the pilots and navigators positions together. Not many parts, the seats are resin and rather nice.
After a coat of primer and a coat of Humbrol matt black, i painted in some switches and dials and painted up the seats.
I limited the weathering to some Tamiya silver weathering powder for chipping and then fitted everything in and got the fuselage closed up. It was a bit awkward and was done in several stages useing clamps to hold it together. No location tabs of course, so had to try and line it up as carefully as i could.
You can see here that one side of the fuselage is thicker than the otehr, so i'll use a needle file to sand that down.
Got a bit of sanding to do along the seam, but doesn't look to bad. The wheels bays were painted silver when i did the pit so once the sanding is done i can go straight into getting the wings on.
Thats all for now. Thanks for looking, all comments and feedback welcome as always.
''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''
On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9