Airfix: F for Freddie Mosquito B.Mk.IX, 1:24

Airfix: F for Freddie Mosquito B.Mk.IX, 1:24

Using the Airfix 1:24 scale Mosquito as the base model, my aim was to produce a diorama scene of De Havilland Mosquito LR503 ‘F for Freddie’ as it tested its engines at Calgary (Canada) airport on 10th May 1945, just one hour before it was destroyed in a tragic flying accident. Recreating a famous photograph of the scene which was taken from the top of the control tower whilst the airport’s illustrious visitor was being prepared for flight, this was a demanding build, including the incorporation of the necessary electronics. Play the 50 second video; turn up the volume, the sound track included by W. Mark Roe is superb.

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