Author Topic: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I  (Read 949 times)

Offline The Big Gimper

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1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« on: April 09, 2017, 03:46:39 AM »
This build was sitting on the back of my head for a while. But a sudden injection of modelling mojo got me going so I am going to get it done before Friday.




Update: Making great progress. Almost done so I should make the GB deadline.


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Offline ericr

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 04:42:25 AM »

lovely

any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats (or a hull)

is it from a Kingfisher?

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 06:09:29 AM »

lovely

any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats (or a hull)

is it from a Kingfisher?

Thanks. Yes, the floats are from the same vintage Airfix OS2U Kingfisher.  The Kingfisher kit also comes with wheels so I can still build it into something.
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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 01:55:41 PM »
Great model! :-*

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 09:45:39 PM »
It looks like a natural real-time project  :)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 04:52:16 AM »
Definitely a "Sure they didn't already do that?" build. Looks good! :)
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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 07:41:38 PM »
Looking like a million bucks, Mr Gimper!

I can't wait for final roll float out!

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2017, 10:30:56 AM »
Finished product is very nice! :) :)
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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 05:13:08 PM »
Finished product is very nice! :) :)

It sure is and using a SEAC scheme was truly inspired!

Most excellent, Mr Gimper!

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 06:14:59 PM »
How to say this.......   Looking like Waterbuffalo MK.I should/would and like a convincing new low in Brewster Buffalo series performance carrying around those floats !

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 08:56:53 PM »
Carl,

That is a very smart looking conversion you have created with the Buffalo on floats.  Could see that as a component of the cruiser or battleship aircraft detachment performing scouting and barrier patrols around the battle group.
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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 02:44:21 PM »
How to say this.......   Looking like Waterbuffalo MK.I should/would and like a convincing new low in Brewster Buffalo series performance carrying around those floats !

sort of like taking the rather average performance of the Blackburn Roc even lower by putting floats on that.

Does not take away from a great build in way though.

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Re: 1/72 Brewester Waterbuffalo MK.I
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 03:21:34 PM »
How to say this.......   Looking like Waterbuffalo MK.I should/would and like a convincing new low in Brewster Buffalo series performance carrying around those floats !

sort of like taking the rather average performance of the Blackburn Roc even lower by putting floats on that.

Does not take away from a great build in way though.

Indeed the model build is fine ("Looking like Waterbuffalo MK.I should/would.")  :)