De Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.II – 1:72
January 4, 2015 in Aviation
As they said: the first pancake is always spoiled. So here’s my first model that I finished around a month ago. Because I’m in love with Mossie, the choice was simple and a seller at the local store suggested the Airfix Kit 1:72 as appropriate for beginners. Well, he was right. The kit isn’t too complicated, parts fit perfectly and it doesn’t require a lot of work on fixing and corrections. It was a pleasure to build it. I chose to build the NF version for two reasons – I liked it and the painting scheme is simple to get used to the airbrush.
Aircraft: De Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.II, DD712, ‘YP-R’ of 23rd Squadron RAF (Manston, UK, 1942)
Kit: Airfix A03019, 1:72
This aircraft (DD 712) took part in many ‘Intruder’ operations and one of its pilots was a superb RAF Wing Commander: Bertie Rex O’Bryen ‘Sammy’ Hoare (1912-1947), credited with 9 victories and decorated with D.S.O in 1942 – photo included.
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