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The reproduced model is a P-38J-25-LO (44-23624) (485th FS/370th FG) that was based in Florennes (Belgium) on September 1944, flown by then captain Paul J. Sabo during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Being a 25-LO, she was one of the 210 "J" that had recovery flaps and landing light on the leading edge of the left wing, so, externally, it was indistinguishable from the P-38 L.



I have chosen it for its colorful decoration and particular nose’s pin-up, that frivolously reflects the triumphalist feeling of Operation Overlord: a label "Les vin, les femmes et les chansons" (wine, women and songs) heading to "Betty", a suggestive young lady in a happy and carefree attitude. An “appetizing” challenge to reproduce.




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