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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)

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  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:59 AM

Cm thank you again basic cockpit nothing fancy.

mcf many thanks I bought these decals locally the address is on the envelope in 92. I always liked the f2a in Finnish Camo . I’m going to use Tamiya NATO black ,olive green and light blue. My Wi-Fi is back up after a peaceful 3 days.

  

 Nick.

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:49 AM

Crown, another option for the Finnish olive green is FAA Dark Slate Grey (FS34906) , or at least that is what I've seen discussed elsewhere, referred to from a Finnish magazine publication.  The underside blue was also said to be a match to Luftwaffe RLM 65, as the Finns took a fancy to that shade after seeing it on the Do17's they received.

Anyhow, whatever paints you chose, look forward to seeing this.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:41 AM

Thanks Jack I’ll look in to that .

  

 Nick.

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:57 AM

Nick, no problem.

Should of included a forum link to that info:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234998703-questions-about-the-finnish-buffalo-239/

 

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 20, 2018 12:26 PM

did some preshading and light coverage of tamiya olive green and testing masking for tamiya nato black? still thinking

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, April 20, 2018 12:52 PM

Good looking work, Nick!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 7:08 AM

Your Buffalo seems to have come together quickly Nick, and looks good.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:49 PM

Cm thank you started the masking this one is taking more time.

Tony it’s seems to slow down some . I walked away from this one dealing with some airbrush issues from that ak interactive stuff . It looks like the nosel as some clogging it sprays ok when trigger is all the way back but when pressed slightly it bubbles up in the cup.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:18 PM

painted with tamiya black green did like the black

  

 Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:13 PM

painted tamiya yellow under wing tips cowl and band now a shot of enamel clear gloss.

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:46 PM

That Buffalo is looking great Crown, it just gets better and better.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:03 AM

thank you Tony gave it a gloss coat of tamiya clear waited a day then applied decals

the decals are a very old aero master set with no damage 

  

 Nick.

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:23 AM

Nick, that is looking right smart with the Finnish markings. 

Intersting choice of palette for the top colours, not that far off from the research produced in Finland. 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:19 PM

That is looking great, Nick.  Really a sharp looking subject!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:38 PM

Looks great Nick. I'm enjoying your build of this kit.

Cheers 

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:07 AM

Jack many thanks Ive been in the color business a long time and with out a test pattern to cal. the shades will drive you nuts.The clear gloss coat also deepens the color the clear flat lightens it up abit.

CM thank you its moving along better now.

Taxtp thank you now I get to dirty up this buffalo

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:18 AM

Hey Nick, that Buffalo is looking great.  The old decals look like they went down like a champ.  That kit looks so good, now I want one!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:49 AM

Nick, by "cal." do you mean calibrating the montior screen or something else?   Yeah, every now and then have to remind myself not to judge colours on the screen, just too many variables, but when the paint choices are revealed via brand label, then I do have a better idea on how to comment.

As far as the Urban's reference charts go over at ipmsstockholm.org, they have no listing of Tamiya paints to use for the Finnish Airforce of 1939-45:

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_finland.htm


There is a digital chart here, I only wish that sources that quote FS numbers would include how close or distant that value is compared to the actual paint:

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/images/finnishdigitalcolorsswm_2.PDF

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 1:49 PM

Jack yes calibrate the scanner to printer and internal test patterns in the controller old habits and then watch the fireworks lol

  

 Nick.

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 5:16 PM

Hi,

Your Buffalo/Sky Pearl looks great.  Out of curiosity, as I understand it there were a few relatively minor extrnal differences between the B239 version of the plane flown by the Finnish Air Force and the B339 version flown by the RAF and RAAF.  I think it only inlcuded things like a slightly different shape to parts of the cowling, the shape of the tail cone, the tail wheel, and maybe the location of the exhausts, or something like that.  Did you (or are you) making any changes to your kit to kind of "backdate" the plane to the earlier version flown by the Finnish or are you planning to build it mostly straight out of the box?

Either way, it really looks great so far Big SmileYes

Pat

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:08 PM

D man thank. you the decals went on with no problems. I did use tamiya setting solution, but not bad for 1992 sheet.

Pat yes I generaly build out of the box except maybe decals. Hey its all good to me and thank you for your comments.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:11 PM

Very effective, Nick.  It is looking great!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 11, 2018 10:38 AM

CM my lastest pics after flat clear coat and some chalk for exhuast and power burns.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:57 PM

That is one sharp looking aircraft, Nick.  Great work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, May 11, 2018 2:54 PM

Hey Nick, you are doing a great job on that Buffalo.  So good that it is definitely on my wish list.  Very near the finish line.  Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:44 AM

CM many thanks

D thank you not very accurate but is a fun build.

  

 Nick.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:51 PM

Love the paintwork and colors, Nick.  Are those white bars on the tail victory marks?  There sure are a lot of them.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:32 PM

CM thank you sir . yes 39 victories  in a buffalo amazing is in it .

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:28 PM

It's a very nice looking Buffalo Nick. I think you've really got the camo to bring it to life.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, June 11, 2018 10:54 AM

many thanks Tony .

my latest pics finished with many pains canopy working on belly glass. almost done.

  

 Nick.

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