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Tamiya F2A-2 Brewster Buffalo 1/48

February 16, 2022 · in Aviation · · 33 · 1.8K

This Tamiya F2A-2 Buffalo kit dates back to early 70s and it were re-issued in the early 90s with decals for 2 yellow wing US NAVY versions with markings for Lexington and .

I started the kit about 8 years ago and rediscovered him last month. I decided to finish the plane in the color (overal) Non-Specular Light Gull Gray for a USS Saratoga, VF-3 version.

I sawed the cockpit canopy in three parts. This time the middle part came from Squadron instead of a selfmade one.
The instrument panel is from Eduard, seatbelts too. The decals are sourced from Techmod and Yellow Wings. The acrylic paint is from AK „Light Gull Gray“, silver parts are painted with Alclad Chrome Silver.
Like allways I staged my model in my cardboard carrier szenario with figures from Tamiya and Tori Factory.

Thank you for your interest.

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33 responses

  1. Yet another excellent model, Andreas!
    Your attemtion to details is amazing.

  2. Absolutely amazing, Andreas @fletcher
    Great work on detailing and painting.
    Well done.

  3. Great job all around but I really like the paint job. Though it's a one color scheme your shading variations are outstanding and give it a nice "feel". Well done, Andreas @fletcher

  4. Thank you for the compliments and the kind comments gentlemen!

  5. Beautifull work!

  6. Another great naval plane, Andreas! Still a great kit after 48 years.

  7. Well deserved praise for your work Andreas!

  8. Spectacular. Great backgrounds and the figures really pop. I like the way the pilot can be in or out of the cockpit.
    Fabulous work all round.

  9. Another fine rendition of early Naval Aviation!

  10. Very nicely done, I like it, and your aircraft carrier diorama. Nice to know that if you run out of acupuncture needles, you can always reach for the Buffalo.

  11. Excellent work Andreas, both on the kit and the Diorama !

  12. Very inspiring work !

  13. Thank you very much my friends!

  14. Great job as usual Andreas. I would love to see your photo setup one day if you ever plan on sharing it.

  15. Great work. That is a beautiful finish. Nice photo setup as well.

  16. Fantastic-again! Great scale modeling Andreas! ?

  17. Excellent work! I didn't realize this kit was that old (1974 - I looked it up on Scalemates). I remember building it in the '90s, but didn't realize it was a reissue.

  18. This looks really nice, @fletcher. In my experience, using the whole Squadron vac canopy is a good idea.

    • Thank you Tom. You can even put the canopy in "Future", this product improves even vac canopies. The only hurdle might be to drill the hole in the windshield for the scope...

      • @fletcher - you should always "future" a vacuform canopy. Protects it from fogging, which allows you to use CA glue to attach it (though I almost always used white glue since it gap-fills and dries clear).

  19. A big thank you to all of you! ?

  20. This is really a beauty! Could you say more about this cardboard scenery you used? It's very good...

  21. It's hard to believe your figures are 1/48. You can even see the expressions on their faces

  22. Just a great F2A-2 model, and carrier deck scene. Congrats on another winner!

  23. Thank you very much to all of you!

  24. Outstanding, once again!

  25. Gorgeous results Andreas, another lovely USN aircraft that fits perfectly in your diorama! Well done!

  26. Wow! Fantastic detail. Liked.

  27. Really glad you got the Brewster F2A off the shelf. It looks just like the Buffalo shots from the movie, DIVE BOMBER (Errol Flynn) from such a long time ago. Absolutely beautiful work !
    Have alays wondered why Tamiya never included the tail hook...

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