Brewster Buffalo, Airfix 1:72

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  1. kruaxi

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    The unlucky american WW2 fighter.

    Just finished.

    It's the old Airfix.
    Scratchbuilt cockpit but seat belts (Eduard), engraved panels, totally scratchbuilt wheels bay, engine and other things...

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    Nice job.
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    Very good job on the engine. As I recall, those Brewsters were slaughtered. :(
     
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    Depends on your definition of "slaughtered". In reality, the Buffalo squadrons suffered between 25% and 40% casualties due to combat during sustained operations over 2 months (3 months for 67 Sqn in Burma). The losses aren't that different to, say, Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, and those units had the luxury of being rotated to the rear where they were not under constant threat of attack.
     
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    By the way, lovely job on the Airfix kit - that engine looks spectacular!
     
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    Very nicely done !
     
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    With all - GREAT work mate!
     
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    Thanks. You are very gentlemen
     
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    I was under the impression that the Singapore based squadrons were utterly wiped out. Did I get this bird and its history messed up?
     
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    Given that the squadrons ultimately lost all their aircraft because there was nowhere for them to retreat to, I guess you could say the squadrons were wiped out in terms of equipment but, as stated in my earlier post, the number of pilots killed/incapacitated due to combat was comparable with other theatres. "Bloody Shambles" and "Buffaloes Over Singapore" provide interesting reading on the subject.
     
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    Great build. I really like the diorama/plaque.
     
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    lovely work and detailing for such a small kit
     
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