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Paul van Acker
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Tamiya 1/48 Brewster Buffalo 339-23 A51-13 RAAF Dunreath Western Australia 1942

August 11, 2016 · in Aviation · · 9 ≡

Flown by Ft Lt John Bailey.

I had all kinds of issues deciding what colours would be applicable. Same old story, ask 100 historians and get 110 different answers. I settled on Olive drab over a local mixture of dark green/foilage which they had in stock in Western Australia. Underneath Beijing grey from the US.

I have repainted it from an older olive green/RAF green which looked awful. So glad I did.

And finished up the pics with my herd of 3 Buffalos. I still want to do a US and a Dutch one. Lol.

But this adds to my growing collection. Enjoy folks.

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9 responses

  1. It [they] look great, nice job on the weathering, My favorite ugly aircraft.

  2. Nicely done, sir...I like it.

  3. Good job on a pretty ugly air plane. I believe the Fin's are the only ones that had some success with this air craft.

  4. Paul. This looks really nice, I really like the scheme. Well done !

  5. Brilliant! Love the herd!

  6. Nice job Paul. The weathering looks great.

  7. good i LIKE!

  8. well done that down and dirty camo and those roundels

  9. Nice & scruffy Paul. Just the right touch with the weathering. There's something very appealing about the Buffalo & I especially like the Finnish bird in your line-up. The Finns certainly turned a duck into an eagle!

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