A Wyvewhat?! That’s not a real Plane!
I had never heard of a Wyvern until I saw an add for the Trumpeter kit. It’s what I call “ugly cool” looking, like the F-4 Phantom. As soon as I saw it, I wanted one. The 1/48 scale kit was a little expensive for my taste, so when I found a 1/72 scale kit at a hobby shop in Berkeley(!), I snapped it up.
I immediately decided to make an S4 from Operation Musketeer. I’ve always liked the look of the yellow and black striped aircraft from this conflict. The size of the model surprised me. Even in 1/72 it’s nearly as large as a 1/48 WW II single-engine fighter. The kit went together quite well although the flaps and RATO bottles were a little fiddly. But, that might have been due to operator error.
To me it really looks the part.
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