the last Mil-8 Hip retired from active service from the Indian Air Force was known as Pratap in the service, and I did like to make a Hip and pay tribute to this magnificent aircraft. I still remember when I was a kid when these Hip would fly low near my home and I would run after them to see a glance of it.
I had this Hobbyboss kit, I thought I will make a
Mil-17 as I don't have a Mil-8 but then Hip is a Hip :). The kit is really nice, I have to say much better than Zvezda and less complicated to build as well, however, sadly
when I opened the box I realized I had a broken clear part, which was almost in two pieces it pricked my heart. But I continued and build the helicopter, everything
I would like to
thank, members of Indian Scale Modeller group, their valuable inputs always help you improved
your knowledge about the subject and make a better model.
Photos and text © by Tom Thounaojam