Liberty Models Buffalo Not proud of this one but it is pleasing enough on the shelf

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Liberty Models Buffalo Not proud of this one but it is pleasing enough on the shelf

Joined: February 9th, 2008, 6:04 am

October 13th, 2010, 4:22 am #1

..finished it earlier this year..
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ooooooh sooooo much filling filing and sanding!

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The horizontal and vertical tabs are made of thin resin halves and were warped, I was able to get the horizontal stab straight but I never successfully straightened out the fin... If I was doing it again I would build the fin out of balsa..
had to test the decals
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prop blades were hopeless..had to scratch slightly less hopeless ones!
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colours were eyeballed from a few photos (references very rare.. I saw this plane in Halim and took one pic!)
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undercarriage legs are resin, the model is very heavy so I dont let it "sit" on its wheels for long
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this is no work of skill or art, I found it quite difficult and challenging and not at all enjoyable.. but I paid my money and I wanted to model this attractive plane. I have given far better than this away but I cant part with this one.
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Joined: April 30th, 2009, 1:08 am

October 13th, 2010, 11:54 am #2

Great work!!! Well done!!!
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Ken Sallman
Ken Sallman

November 12th, 2010, 6:20 pm #3

..finished it earlier this year..
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ooooooh sooooo much filling filing and sanding!

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The horizontal and vertical tabs are made of thin resin halves and were warped, I was able to get the horizontal stab straight but I never successfully straightened out the fin... If I was doing it again I would build the fin out of balsa..
had to test the decals
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prop blades were hopeless..had to scratch slightly less hopeless ones!
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colours were eyeballed from a few photos (references very rare.. I saw this plane in Halim and took one pic!)
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undercarriage legs are resin, the model is very heavy so I dont let it "sit" on its wheels for long
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this is no work of skill or art, I found it quite difficult and challenging and not at all enjoyable.. but I paid my money and I wanted to model this attractive plane. I have given far better than this away but I cant part with this one.
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NV Smith
NV Smith

November 12th, 2010, 7:53 pm #4

..finished it earlier this year..
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ooooooh sooooo much filling filing and sanding!

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The horizontal and vertical tabs are made of thin resin halves and were warped, I was able to get the horizontal stab straight but I never successfully straightened out the fin... If I was doing it again I would build the fin out of balsa..
had to test the decals
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prop blades were hopeless..had to scratch slightly less hopeless ones!
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colours were eyeballed from a few photos (references very rare.. I saw this plane in Halim and took one pic!)
[/IMG]
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undercarriage legs are resin, the model is very heavy so I dont let it "sit" on its wheels for long
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this is no work of skill or art, I found it quite difficult and challenging and not at all enjoyable.. but I paid my money and I wanted to model this attractive plane. I have given far better than this away but I cant part with this one.
-I saw one of the U.S. Army 11th Air Assault Dvision (test) Buffalos on the ramp at Ton Son Nhut in, I guess, 1964 or 65. Compared to the Caribous I thought it was a great upgrade and a rather attractive aircraft: form does follow function.
-Later I was stationed in Panama and saw a few other Buffs from South America fly through Howard AFB.
-I'd say you did a good job on an underappreciated aircraft.
-Thanks for sharing.

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