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Manuel Magrinho
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De Havilland Mosquito FB VI; Airfix, 1/72

October 17, 2018 · in Aviation · · 7 · 4.4K

The RAF WWII 'wooden wonder' here in a 1970's kit.
It depicts a plane from the 487th Squadron, in Operation Jericho, Amiens 18 Feb 1944.
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Made from wood, this plane has litle panel lines and/or rivets but, based on some photos, I did some weathering. Modifications included drilling exaust pipes.

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  1. Excellent finish on this, sir...nice job.

  2. Thank you, Sir.
    Another old box kept on the basement. I think this kit is from yhe 1970's...

  3. Another great-looking aircraft. Stop teasing us with just a couple of pictures... more, need more!

    • Thank you Greg, I don't have much more photos but I went trough all my articles and posted some more along with some words. Of course that you can ask what you want and I'll promisse to take some more photos in the future.

  4. Another great build!
    Are you fully hand painting, or using an airbrush at any point?

  5. Beautiful model. I remember when that kit came out in 1972 - it was a real "wonder" then, with those nice sharp wing and tail trailing edges, the first outline-accurate Mosquito kit.

    Wingleader Magazine (an online publication) has recently published the real truth about Operation Jericho. Turns out British intelligence wasn't so intelligent. There were no resistance prisoners, the prison was used to house nonviolent petty criminals, and the French Resistance never put out a call for help to save their comrades (that was added in later in the cover-up). The raid had no value whatsoever, the people who were killed in the bombing were all French civilians (no Germans there). People in France have been, for the past 76 years, trying to get at the truth past the British lies (you can't call it "fiction" - it's flat-out made-up BS).

    None of which has anything to do with your very nice model, but history is always out there to give us a kick in the assets.

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