First name: Bernie
Category: non competing
Model type: Brewster Buffalo used by USMC Midway
I bought the Hasegawa Finnish B-239 to build as a USN F2F-(?) years ago. The shop didn't have the F2F. I was going to paint it some kinda' blue and slap some "red dot stars" on it. My after market add ons were to be a bit of stretched sprue for the gunsight. I never got around to finishing it.Unfortunately, the Airfix kit isn't the right variant of Buffalo to do a Marine Corps bird at Midway. The Airfix kit represents the F2A-2 while the Midway birds were F2A-3s which had a longer forward fuselage. That said, the Airfix kit isn't very accurate in the nose area, even for a -2, so you may not care that it's not an accurate -3. It's your model and you can build it how you like.