Feature Article by Geoff Coughlin
Before we get going, I thought you’d like to see a couple of photos of my completed project – done a while back, but now I have the opportunity to reveal the full story and modelling that went into this project – hope you like it? I really enjoyed the experience because it offered a few new challenges like creating the unit markings on the fin and some ‘interesting’ location issues for some of the cockpit parts – more of that later.
The plan and background to this project
I have always been an RAF enthusiast at heart – virtually all my early scale model projects were of RAF aircraft (hard as this may seem to some of you out there!). I have always wanted to build a scale model of WJ636, a Canberra TT Mk.18, as it appeared at the RIAT in 1987. The upper surfaces are Barley Grey (not Light Aircraft Grey as some sources suggest), with a black fin and blue / yellow checkerboard 100 Sqn unit marking and of course the characteristic Yellow / Black undersides.
Here are a few photos I took at the time – not the best quality but they’ll give you an idea of what appealed to me and also act as a useful reference source.