Special Hobby 1/32 Brewster Buffalo 339, 25 SQN RAAF, 1942
By Eric Galliers
This is my newly completed Buffalo from Special Hobby. This aircraft served with 25 Sqn RAAF during the early 1940s at Pearce Airforce base in Perth Western Australia and served in a defensive role due to the threat of invasion by the Japanese.
It is a short-run injection-moulded kit that was built mostly from the box. Whilst not sharing the same prestige as a Tamiya kit, or even a Hasegawa kit of the same genre, the model builds quite nicely and despite the lack of aftermarket detail parts available, with some small additions was quite fun to build. The model was finished using Gunze Sanyo colours.
- Spark plug leads from solder wire
- Sliding canopy rails added
- Ring and bead sight scratchbuilt from wire
- One of the landing lights was deleted
- Aerial wire from EZ line
© Eric Galliers 2015
This article was published on Monday, September 07 2015; Last modified on Monday, September 07 2015