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George Henderson
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Tamiya 1:48 F2A-2/Model 339D Buffalo

May 8, 2020 · in Aviation · · 18 · 1.7K

F2A - Dutch East Indies Model 339D captured by the Japanese in March '42 and tested at the Tachikawa Army Air Force base in Japan. Another in my growing fleet of "Captured"/Odd ball schemes. Did this back in my brush painting days. Not much recollection of the build which means it went together well. Painted with and decals from the stash

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18 responses

  1. Great work , really like this in Japanese markings.

  2. Although this is done with brushes, it looks very pretty.
    My brush planes in the early days were not that great as yours.

  3. A fun twist on the Buffalo! Captured warbirds are odd-looking ducks. Well done.

  4. A good old Tamiya kit. Interesting painting scheme, and nicely done, George!

  5. Nice work, George. That’s a fun kit.

  6. Nicely done! Your brushed paint looks better then some of my spray jobs!

  7. That's a great model, George. Nicely put together, superb brush painted and decalled of a unique scheme, looking "natural". I love Tamiya Buffalo's and love this special scheme Buffalo even more!

  8. Pretty nice finish for a brush job.

  9. Nice work George! The markings look great as does the paint job.

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