COBI 5718 – De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI – Speed Build Review

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The mixture of bomber and fighter offers a little longer building fun than the small fighter planes from COBI. There is (almost) nothing to complain about in terms of quality.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 5718
Theme: Military
Release: 2021
Parts: 452
Figures: 1
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 2 Hours
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452 components in these instructions are divided into 2 construction phases and a total of 89 construction steps. The style does not raise any surprises and, as usual, only new components to be placed are shown in color, while the rest is grayed out.


We start with numerous plates and thus build the entire wing structure in one piece. Alternately, tiles are tiled from above and reinforced with additional plates from below. After all the tiles and moldings have been set, the rear part of the fuselage continues.

Before the stern is completely finished, we put it on the wing structure. Then large-area printed moldings are attached. Molded parts are also used for the cockpit. While one crew member is complete, the second consists of only one head for reasons of space.

The landing gear and the motors including propellers are built in a separate construction step and then placed under the wings. A bit of tact is required here, as everything is held in place with just a few knobs and can easily break apart when pressed.

The cockpit glass is a very hard molded part that can hardly be placed on a stud. Here I had to take out the corresponding plate and put it on the glass in advance. It has never been so difficult to fix a cockpit. COBI has not given this set a stand, like the one on the Messerschmitt Bf 110.


The new fighter-bomber from COBI is a nice set, but it also has nothing extraordinary to offer. Except for the cockpit, everything could be built without any problems and is also largely stable.

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