Brewster Buffalo B339 (Tamiya, 1/48)

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  1. vajled

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    #1 vajled, May 9, 2012
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    Ok guys, time to new kit :)
    Started it 2 days ago, yesterday having day off from builds...

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    And this evening work:

    cockpit is drybrushed, washed, picked out some details (knobs, throttle levelers)... seat belts are home made by me :)

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    Everything is glue into fuselage... thx to my wife big nails I got some great sanders

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    Cheers

    Roman
     
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    Great start - looking forward to more progress.
     
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    So do I. :D
     
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    everything is glued and so far almost perfect fit... mybe few spots for putty but nothing to tell about... let say all is perfect so far

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    Cheers

    Roman
     
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    another great build on its way, i think !
     
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    I like it! This has got to be one of my favorite kits.
     
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    What markings are you planning to apply? You might say I have something of an affinity for the poor old Buffalo...
     
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    thx guys...
    I still deciding RAF or Dutch... booth are nice... RAF because black/grey belly and Dutch because alu belly and those orange triangles "roundels"

    Roman
     
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    If you do one of the Dutch machines that flew from Singapore, you get to put the triangles on the upper wings as well as the lower wings....not trying to influence you in any way!

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    You should make it a Finnish one!
     
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    masking of canopies is finished... al evening doing with canopy... from maskin till glueing...
    I had little mishap also... canopy who is for British, Netherlands version is in garbage... I have manage to turn over little bottle where I have nitro for AB cleaning... and of course canopy got own portion of nitro...
    Luckely in box was second canopy, but this one is for USAF version with hole in windsheald... for these telescopic aiming device.
    I try to fix that hole, hopefully I have manage to do something, but little is visible edge of the hole under new windshield panel what I made for cover the hole ( trasparent plastic folie).
    Another problem is that that I cut off all antenas, another type of pilot seat is inside cockpit and cannot do USAF version...

    Well, I will finished kit... with or without visible hole under new panel of windsheald...


    Masking and all preparation for painting is over...

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    Cheers

    Roman
     
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    Moving along quickly I see. Good work.
     
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    thx guys :)
    usually that is my tempo... over the day I'm working arround 6-8 hrs on model, almost every day... because now I'm on my free days from job...
    Working on oil drilling rigs offshore / onshore in rotation 1 month / 1 month..., and when I am at home have plenty of time to work on my kits :)

    Cheers
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    Vajled do a Japanese Buff. Like I'll be doing :D I love that kit I think I have like 4 or 5 of them :)

    Theres also a couple aftermarket Canopys to pose it open and Aftermarket sets from Eduard you could get for her :D
     
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    A nice progress Romek. A little bit too quick ... but still forward. :lol:
     
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    3 times I have try to get on pictures nice colors how they are seen with bare eye...
    it looks like there are 2 brown color
    but up they are. grenish gray and brown earth booth from revell acrilyc...
    equivalent for RAF dark green and brown via The Ultimate Model Paint Conversion Chart

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    Cheers

    Roman
     
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    EXCELLENT!!:notworthy: That's looking great! Very nice Roman!:thumbleft:
     
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