Brewster Buffalo Mk I

Brewster Buffalo is first Tamiya's 1/48 scale kit dating back in 1974, old but still pretty good. Overall fit is good so only minor filling was necessary. Cockpit interior is far below todays standards so lots of scratch building was involved in cockpit area. Entire external surfaces was riveted and some missing panel lines was rescribed. Fabric texture was reproduced on all control surfaces using this technique.


 



Finished model represents ac form No. 453 Squadron RAAF in Singapore area . This particular ac was flown by Flt Lt Doug Vanderfield, who shot down three Japanese bombers over Butterworth, Penang on 13 December 1941, while his undercarriage was jammed in down position.

Scale modeller: Aleksandar Mladenović - Medico

 

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AdmirorGallery 5.0.0, author/s Vasiljevski & Kekeljevic.