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By bigbadbadgeMay 23, in Work in Progress - Aircraft. Been squirrelling away at this one for a while and thought I would wait until quite a while in to post some photos that way I don't look too slow at building!!! Fuselage sides buttoned up. It did fight me a bit but got there in the end, used thin oplasticard and miliput to correct areas along the and tailcone. Cockpit does look really nice though in place. Added some conduits and the rest was the kit.
This is where I am at the moment pretty much although since this photo was taken I have added the undercarriage legs etc. This is looking rather nice! The problem is, I have to visit my LMS today and what with my woeful lack of will power Can I just ask what colour you have used for the undersides, Got to warn you that they had Sky Blue undersides similar to the blue used in modern low viz roundels and then had the black wing underside colour added in Singapore, Cheers Tony, I have done Humbrol Black 33 lightened with 78 Cockpit green and the other side is sky Humbrol 23 and it comes out the whiter of the two 90 and I was going to use 90 for the fuselage band as it looked greener.
The kit is nice and detailed and you get a lot for your money. You're doing a splendid job on that buffalo, the engine and interiors are brilliant. I would like to build one of these, they are so ruddy chunky. I love it. TonyotSorry, I have edited my post as I got 90 and 23 the wrong way round, I hope it now makes sense, that will teach me for trying to remember things when I am very tired!!! Luckily for my wallet the LMS didn't have one in stock. Not sure if that was a good or bad thing. Martin - it's a bad thing. You gotta have a Buffalo! Nice work so far, Chris.
I recently built Special Hobby's versionand I really liked it. I have four more in the stash yet to do. The colour of the underside seems to be one of those things that still has some uncertainty to it. During my build, I corresponded with several folks on this forum who know a lot about the RAF Buffaloes in Southeast Asia, and I found some different opinions.
I opted for an underside of the DuPont equivalent of Sky, their This seems to me to have less green than Sky, so I mixed something that looks approximately like that. I used Sky Blue for the fuselage band and front half of the spinner. That's just one of the possible interpretations. Martin go for it if you see it as you will enjoy it. Got mine from a model exhibition n Folkestone a few years ago for quite a reasonable sum and have found it quite fascinating to build.
Bill yes I remember seeing a thread on the Buffalo colours. I have just bought the most recent Meng Air Modeller Issue 66 and there is a Finnish version in this issue using this Kit and the builder has done some absolutely amazing work, lots of scratch building etc, it has blown me away and made this look very basic. I would love to be able to build like that. It is very inspirational indeed.
Looking really nice, I really like the way you tackled the two intakes on the front cowling -looks superb. Thanks for posting your build photos. Not all Buffaloes had the Black half, some thoughtful staffer thought it prudent to add this to the aircraft sometime inthat was recinded thankfully before it was applied to all. The Black half was a form of ID for ground observers and to ensure the "thoughtful" AA gunners didn't "mis-identify" RAF fighters - if you read any s of the pilots who flew especially during the battle for Singapore, the "Black ID" didn't matter anyway the AA gunners still shot at you.
Note this Starboardside photo of a Sqn aircraft, - I'm reasonably certain the aircraft is still in Duck Egg Blue - note the existing stencils above the he of the pilots - also note the patch over the wing guns.
I've always had a soft spot for the Buffalo and also have one of these. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. It's easy! Already have an ? in here. Work in Progress - Aircraft. Share More sharing options Followers 3. Recommended Posts.
Posted May 23, Hi All Been squirrelling away at this one for a while and thought I would wait until quite a while in to post some photos that way I don't look too slow at building!!! Quite a nice KitStarted with Seat and cockpit sub assemblies Started engine Fuselage sides buttoned up. Canopy was a bit out at the rear so had to correct, this could well have been my fault. Boxed in the vents on the cowling to get rid of that see through look. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options Posted May 24, Looking good, I've always had a soft spot for the Buffalo.
Cheers Dennis. Martian Posted May 24, All the best and keep up the great work, Posted May 24, edited. Hi All and thanks for the kind comments. Martin - Did you get one today??? Thanks for looking guys All the best Chris Edited May 25, by bigbadbadge. The Spadgent Posted May 24, John Edited May 24, by The Spadgent.
Posted May 25, edited. Thanks John for you kind comments, it is a nice kit. All the best Chris Edited May 25, by bigbadbadge. Martian Posted May 25, Posted May 25, Navy Bird Posted May 25, Posted May 26, Thanks guys. Thanks guys All the best Chris. TheBaron Posted June 18, Posted June 18, Late seeing this Chris. A lovely piece of work all round.
That engine looks great! Rick Brown Posted June 18, Slow down chap, I can't keep up. Looking brilliant. Hi Chris, Looking really nice, I really like the way you tackled the two intakes on the front cowling -looks superb. Thanks for posting your build photos Look forward to more.
Regards Alan. Posted June 18, edited. Kagemusha Posted June 18, Very nice work, especially on the cowl intakes. Biggles87 Posted June 18, I've picked up a few tips already from your build and look forward to more. Keep up the good work. Register a new. in Already have an ? In Now. Go to topic listing. In Up.32 Buffalo looking
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