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  1. Hi comrades! My next build is two Brewster Buffalos. In this thread it will be Finnish one. Famous "white seven" of the commander of 1/LeLV 24 in winter camouflage. Classic Airframe's kit is much more detailed than the old Tamiya's kit. I'll anyway add some scratch details to the cockpit and wheels-engine compartment. Model will be riveted. Only aftermarket is Montex Masks. Thanks for looking
  2. Hi comrades! My build of Classic Airframes kit is approaching the painting stage And now, my question is: how the prop was painted? In different references (mainly profiles, so I'm not really sure about them) the prop is painted different: solid black, black with thin white line, red and white, blue with white line... Which one is true for start of 1943 when BW-393 had temporary winter camouflage? Thanks a lot for help!
  3. Finemolds is to release in July a limited edition 1/48th Brewster B-339 Buffalo kit from Japanese Army with maintenance Scene Set - ref. 48994 Source: http://www.finemolds.co.jp/202006-08NEW.html Plastic Tamiya V.P.
  4. https://fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/archives/5003-Search-the-Collection/?q=buffalo
  5. Hi all, my latest build as part of the Nordic GB. WIP here. Aircraft depicted was flown by Eino Luukkanen for LeLv 24 of the Finnish Air Force in the continuation war. Interestingly for his kills he painted (stuck?) beer labels on his tail. He managed 14.5 victories during this conflict using the buffalo. I like to call this aeroplane the Barrel! But the Finns called it the Pearl of the Sky! The model took me a long time due to the limited run nature of the kit and how it is as the largest model I’ve built to date. The detail is incredible but the fit can be dre
  6. Hi folks, been four years since my last post so here goes with one I finished last year. This is the 1:72 Matchbox Brewster Buffalo bought for a few pound from eBay and sat on the shelf of doom for a few years until I made a concerted effort last year to finish unfinished projects. A fun and basic wee build, it fit together well enough with a little filler here and there. Painted in my own made up colour scheme as I decided to have some fun with it in the end. The original kit decals were not in the best of shape but by jove they went on magnificently with se
  7. Hello! I am an aircraft modeller but every now and then I build something different. I've decided to wade outside my comfort zone and post photos of my Airfix 1:72 LTV 4 Buffalo & Willys Jeep which I built OOB back in 2003. I am aware that the scale isn't really 1:72 but either 1:76 or HO. This kit was showing it's age back then and the fit of parts wasn't great. Although I assembled it with moving parts fixed, somehow the Jeep's wheels do turn and the Buffalo's door/ramp moves! Despite everything I was and still am pleased with the end result. Thanks for looking
  8. Well with all these Zero's being built I thought I might as well build something for them to shoot at, and what better or more iconic target from the beginning of the war in the Pacific than the Brewster Buffalo. Now don't get me wrong I really like the Buffalo and believe that it has been made the scapegoat of early Allied losses as if the kill to loss figures for it are studied it actually scored more victories than it had losses, and lets not forget what the Finn's were able to do with them. I will be using the classic Tamiya kit which whilst not as detailed as more modern kits has goo
  9. Brewster F2A Buffalo Kagero TopDrawings ISBN : 9788365437730 This softback book, in their TopDrawing series, is great little book for the Buffalo enthusiast. Consisting of twenty pages, this is very similar to the 3D Drawing series but without the range of colourful renderings, this book is filled with line drawings. This actually makes it easier to see what’s what as you’re not distracted by the colour schemes, although in the centre of the book there are five colour plates of the aircraft in various colour schemes viewed the port side only. Each line drawing is
  10. Model 239 Buffalo "Taivaan Helmi over Findland" 1:48 Special Hobby The Buffalo was designed by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation in 1935 a US Navy requirement for a carrier based fighter to replace the Grumman F3F Biplane. As such it was one of the first US monoplane fighters. The prototype first flew in 1937 with deliveries commencing in 1939. Brewster had production difficulties and only 11 of the early F2A-1 aircraft were delivered to the USN with the remainder of the order being diverted to the Finnish Air Force. The US Navy and Marine Corps would order and rece
  11. Hi I will be entering this little NAVY Fighter , Special Hobby 1/72nd Brester Buffalo
  12. Model 339-23 Buffalo 'In RAAF and USAAF Colors' 1:72 Special Hobby The Buffalo was designed by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation in 1935 to a US Navy requirement for a carrier based fighter to replace the Grumman F3F Biplane. The prototype first flew in 1937, with deliveries commencing in 1939. The type won orders from a number of overseas customers such as Belgium, who had ordered the aircraft but received only one before the country fell to the advancing Wehrmacht. That order was subsequently transferred to the British, who sent them to Australia a
  13. Special Hobby (Sword plastic) 1/72nd Brewster model 339-23 Buffalo "In RAAF and USAAF colors" boxing - ref. SH72128 - is ready Source: http://www.specialhobby.net/2017/05/privezeme-s-sebou-model-339-23-buffalo.html V.P.
  14. Here is my representation of the Brewster B-339C No.3100 as flown by Lt. August 'Guus' Diebel of 2-VLG-V of the KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Air Force) based at Semplak on the island of Java in early December 1941 . This unit was later moved to Singapore where the Dutch B-339's flew alongside the RAF and RAAF Buffaloes. Lt. Diebel claimed 2 Nate fighters in a Japanese raid on Singapore on 12th January 1942, though he was subsequently wounded and forced to bail out. He survived the war with three credited kills and in 1948 was awarded the Military William Order (the highest honour awarde
  15. I've had this in the stash for a little while now: Here are the main sprues, there are two sets of these: Clear parts, the resin replacement forward engine section for the F2A-3 variant, instructions and decals: I'll be using the resin nose and building the USMC aircraft shown on the box cover, MF-15 of the Marine's VMF-221 squadron which was flown by Captain William Humberd in defence of Midway Island on 4th June 1942 in the course of which he claimed a Zero and a Kate destroyed and a second Kate as damaged. VMF-221's los
  16. Here is my representation of the Brewster F2A-3 flown by U.S. Marine Corps Captain William Humberd of VMF-221 at the Battle of Midway, 4th June 1942. Captain Humberd was one of the more successful Buffalo pilots that day - here is a copy of his combat report. The kit is the Hasegawa kit from the U.S. Navy/Marine combo set. It includes a resin replacement nose section for the F2A-3 which had a 10-inch fuselage extension aft of the engine for extra fuel tankage. The kit is a very nice straightforward build, although I made several clumsy and/or sloppy errors in construction, painting
  17. All, After lurking for a long time with the occasional RFI post I thought I'd share my latest build as it progresses. Hopefully, there will be some shared learning along the way. Ok, the kit. I spotted this a local show for £10, being an airframe I've had my an eye on for a while it was coming home with me. The plastic within is well moulded, if a little thick and quite hard. The surface detail is good the rivets appear in scale and not too over the top. This actually causes my first concern, undoubtedly I'm going to lose some of those rivets, how to reinstate them??? Ok, what I'm aimi
  18. Just noticed this new release from Mark I Models on Modelimex- a 1/144 Buffalo kit! They've released them as 2-in-1 packs in three different boxings for different variants with US, Finnish and Far East markings: http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/scale-model-kits/mkm14444-f2a-1-buffalo-b-239 http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/scale-model-kits/mkm14445-f2a-2-buffalo-b-339-usbelgian http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/scale-model-kits/mkm14446-buffalo-mki-b-339-far-east Wonder if there are any injected 1/144 Ki-27 or Ki-43 kits for potential dogfight doubles...
  19. I found out recently that Buffalo Airways' C-46 C-GTXW crashed on Sept 25 2015. She is said to be a write off. Here's the accident report. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20150925-0 Very sad for me because I remember this plane well when she worked for Air Manitoba as "Ancient Lady" until the late '90s along with a few others, DC-3s and HS-748s. I saw her a lot back then thundering low over Winnipeg. I looked on googlemaps at Deline NWT and it looks like a C-46 shape minus wings parked off the runway next to a lodge a short distance from the runway, just very blurry since it
  20. And the next build begins. This is the 1/35 Buffalo by Bronco with Slat or Bar armour, the 2nd of 3 versions of this vehicle they have done. From WikipediaThe Buffalo vehicle was designed based on the successful South African Casspir mine-protected vehicle.[2] While the Casspir is a four wheeled vehicle, the Buffalo has six wheels. Buffalo is also fitted with a large articulated arm, used for ordnance disposal. Both vehicles incorporate a "V" shaped monohull chassis that directs the force of the blast away from the occupants.[3] Buffalo is also now equipped with BAE Systems' LROD cage a
  21. Evening folks,with the 1/72 stash reduced to the being built Halifax and Lancaster and a yet un-started Boston I was perusing the hallowed pages of King Kit,s sale items and picked up a Trumpeter Il 28 Beagle(I know) ! for the silly sum of six quid,I normally order at around the Twenty quid mark so after Airfix's Widcat build thought I would give the Hobbyboss easy kit a go in the early yellow wings scheme so to make up the rest I ordered the Little Buffalo also in a pre-war scheme.Now I know these kits get some stick but for ease of building and general quality they're not half bad and
  22. Hi mates, Time for a new project. My New Year's resolution, besides killing my cancer, is to NOT take five months to build a model (like my recent PB4Y-1 and DAP Beaufort builds)! So I figured that a smaller model won't take as long - enter the Brewster Buffalo. The Buffalo is a dichotomy in many ways. The earlier versions were superior to the latter, "improved" versions, and the kill ratio was actually quite good even though it had a reputation as a "flying coffin." In the hands of the Finns, the Brewster proved to be a formidable opponent indeed. The legacy that the B
  23. This is one of my earlier builds finished as early as 1999. The level of painting and weathering leaves something to be desired being obviously below that of my more recent models presented here and the colours might be somewhat controversial in the light of new information, which became available since then. Nevertheless, as it seems not to be really a lot of NL-KNIL B-339 builds around and I was pretty busy doing all that extra detail, I still dare to present it to your attention: Brewster Model 339C B-3110, 2-VLG-V, ML-KNIL, Singapore, January 1942, flown by Kapt. J.P. Van Helsdingen
  24. I am now in with this little fella:- Purchased for 1 euro last November, which is about 82 pence. So well within the tenner allowance.... It is one of Matchbox's familiar creations, and gives two options for markings - a RNZAF bird in Singapore in October 1941, and a Dutch plane from the Militaire Luchvaat in the Dutch East Indies in December 1941. I plan to do the RNZAF version, as it is more interesting, especially with the dual colour underside.... It's a fairly simple kit, with only two sprues and a clear canopy:- As with many of the Matchbox kits, the plastic comes
  25. Good day, gentlemen. Let me present to you my latest work. F2A-3 Buffalo (BN01553), pilot Capt.William C.Humberd, VMF-221, Midway, June 1942
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