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On 8/21/2021 at 7:19 PM, Martinnfb said:

So. Ernie is on the roll with his kit and I become distracted by different stuff. However, this is where I stand with Buffalo right now.  The airframe is intact, needs some sanding and scribing, I slapped it together super fast to motivate Ernie's efforts , so the painting of the internals will be fun. 

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Fast progress and a flawless build Martin!

I‘m looking forward to seeing how you will paint all this, especially the engine.

 

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This is actually a sweet little kit.  Not anywhere near as bad as some modeling doomsayers have said it was. If you can build resin you’ll breeze through this like it’s snap together. But like most kits these days, settle on a subject before you start building, and stick to that one. Don’t change. I did, and I had to go back and redo my engine. 

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Well, my camera isn’t showing what I want it to show, the lighter shades are showing as almost white in the pics, but in person, this looks very convincing.  I’m pretty happy with the general shading I’ve done, did a light mist over everything to tie it all together and will now give it a bit of darker areas around the engine, bearing in mind that this aircraft is still pretty new.  I did try to add definition and slight shading to the fabric control surfaces
My big bugaboo has always been trying to add character to a solid color model.  
Truth be told, I pretty much suck at it, and that may explain that, given everything equal, I much prefer to model in NMF.  
So maybe another light mist followed by a light panel wash  I think I’ll better define some of my rivets as well, although I live in fear of discovering my inner Mad Riveter.

This will have the candy striped tail and the oversized star roundels with meatball centers. 
This has been a really fun build so far and Im thoroughly enjoying it. Resin style challenges without the dust. 

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Looking good Ernie. Definitely some variation to be seen in there, especially on the control surfaces.

Never had the courage to try a USN Pacific scheme given how faded they get but must try one sometime. The Trumpeter Dauntless seems to be one of their A team jobs and can be picked up reasonably cheaply, so might be a candidate.

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Ernie

Nice progress on your Buffalo and I can see some color modulation on the ailerons and some on the fuselage and wing panels as well. I'm not a big weathering guy and don't knock yourself out trying to over do it, as less is more.

Looking mighty good

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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I’m starting to like how this early war scheme with the oversized markings is looking. This scheme was only used for a month or two…  my only regret being I should have cut masks for it  these decals are BIG and it was way more trouble getting them blemish free than it would have been to simply mask and paint them on  

I’m thinking after decals, sprinkle on the salt then mist a grimy grey wash over it, clean, then repeat with a darker wash. 
I don’t think it’ll need anything more than that. 

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Looks great! I'm A big Buffalo fan as many here may know. I like the markings on your

Buffalo. I never noticed how large the wing roundels  were on this scheme..... They're

huge! Anyway, I'll be watching this build to the end. Thanks for posting this build.

I'm still waiting on my fantasy kit..........the 1/18 scale kit by Hobby Boss. A Brewster

of majestic proportions. One can dream can't one?

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Ernie - looks great!  Martin, you're looking great as well!

I wish I had more time the last few weeks as I might have joined you guys, though I'm no where near as skilled or as fast a builder as you both.  I really love the squat bulldog type look of this plane.  I have this one in 1/32 with the Brengun flaps add-on:

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And then this one in 1/48 with a crap load of CMK extras:

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