New models from Staples & Vine

28 October 2021
Four new limited edition 1/72 scale aircraft are now available to order
New models from Staples & Vine Images

Sera Staples has passed on the news that four new limited edition 1/72 scale aircraft are now available to order - de Havilland Mosquito B Mk XVI (25 pieces only), de Havilland Hornet F Mk 1 (25), Fairey Barracuda Mk II (50) and Fairey Firefly Mk I (50). Each piece is crafted and cast in pewter with fine detail added by hand and mounted on a bespoke plinth.

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk XVI is modelled as 8K-R  MM118  571 Squadron, RAF Oakington, August 1944, as flown by Flt/Lt I. G. Broom DFC*, Flt/Lt T.J. Broom DFC. Known as ‘The Flying Brooms’ in the squadron circles, they flew many operations together, becoming life-long friends. Another de Havilland released is the Hornet F1, modelled as PX252 of 65 Squadron, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, 1947. The DH.103 Hornet is probably one of the best-looking piston-engined fighters to fly. This particular aircraft wore an incredibly bold scheme during its time stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. However the racy red chevrons attracted adverse attention and were short-lived.

Based at Royal Naval Air Station Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) between 1943 and 1944, Fairey Barracuda MK II P9926 “A” was capable of carrying an 18-inch aerial torpedo and an ASV radar "Yagi" antenna is visible above each wing. The Fairey Firefly F Mk I is modelled as Z1830 5-M 1770 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Indefatigable, as per Operation Mascot, conducted against the German battleship Tirpitz at her anchorage in Kaafjord, Norway, July 1944.

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To find out more and to order, visit the Staples and Vine website at or call Sera on 01237 459102.