Special Feature Build Gilles Pepin
Using the Airfix 1/24th scale Mosquito as his base model, Gilles’ aim was to produce a diorama scene of De Havilland Mosquito LR503 ‘F for Freddie’ as it tested its engines at Calgary 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 would be a demanding build which would not only challenge Gilles’ modelling skills, but also his skills in incorporating the necessary electronics.
Here is a shot of the finished diorama:
This review is different to the usual reviews in the Magazine as Gilles has created a 107 page PDF for a very detailed review, along with this there is a short Summary PDF so you get an overview of the whole amazing project.