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Brewster B-339D Buffalo - IJAAF


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Hello everyone

Here is the second of three Mark I Models 1:144 Brewster Buffalo kits I have completed this past weekend.

 

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It represents B-339D "White 2" (ex ML-KNIL), of the Air Technical Research Laboratory, Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan, in 1942, one of several Dutch machines captured and tested by the Japanese.

 

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As with the previous B-339D, additions made to the kit were: the roll bar in the cockpit plus belts on the seat, the missing exhaust pipes, the wing pitot as well as the radio wires. I opened the leading edge gun holes. The kit was fully painted and varnished by brush.

 

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Thanks for looking and all comments are welcome.
Miguel

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Even more beautiful Miguel. I wonder how your full collection of 1/144 gems looks like.

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On 10/03/2022 at 02:28, Celestialsphere said:

That's a really nice little model. The pitot tube must be tiny! 🔬

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

On 10/03/2022 at 05:36, Volksjager said:

Nice work there. Couldnt begin to imagine working in that small a scale.

 

On 10/03/2022 at 10:41, Toryu said:

Even more beautiful Miguel. I wonder how your full collection of 1/144 gems looks like.

Tucked in boxes 😉!! I currently have 312 assembled kits in my collection of which 192 are in 1:144.

 

On 10/03/2022 at 14:17, John Masters said:

Outstanding on all fronts!

 

On 10/03/2022 at 20:53, Bertie Psmith said:

That was a surprise. I like unusual turncoats like this.

 

Thank you very much to all for your kind words 😊!

Miguel

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Another lovely model Miguel, well done!. I must say, a Buffalo in Japanese markings is certainly unusual, it even looks a bit "Zero like" if you squint your eyes.

 

Cheers, Andy

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3 hours ago, Andy Young said:

Another lovely model Miguel, well done!. I must say, a Buffalo in Japanese markings is certainly unusual, it even looks a bit "Zero like" if you squint your eyes.

 

Cheers, Andy

Thanks Andy. In fact, I'd go a little further... it reminds me of an egg-plane Zero 🤣!

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On 12/03/2022 at 19:41, Max Headroom said:

Interesting scheme. I’m in admiration for you working in this scale.

 

Trevor

 

On 12/03/2022 at 19:53, bigbadbadge said:

Crikey another miniature masterpiece,  you must have good eyesight.   Great work, looks fantastic 

 

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Thank you very much Trevor and Chris.

No, my eyesight is no longer good and, aprt from my glasses, using a headband with magnifying glasses is a must! It was one of the best items I have bought for modelling.

 

Miguel

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