Brewster Buffalo F2A Fiddler-freebee

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  1. cdcoyle

    cdcoyle Member

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    Is that a picture of a large-scale RC Buffalo?? :shock: I'd like to know where I could see more of that build.
  2. blueeyedbear

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    It is the Fiddler's Green Buffalo in approximately 1/60 scale. I just finished building one day before yesterday! I dropped the flaps and elevators, cocked the rudder to port, added guns and gunsight, and changed the plane to a Buffalo I found in Google Images, by adding the fuse number (the cowling number is too small to do) and throwng away the spinner.

    Bob

    (When I figure out how to do it again, I'll post some pix)

    [It is an easy model, they say, I had the devil of a time getting things to fit!!!!!!!]
  3. Triop

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    @ cdcoyle : Find out more here : http://www.sierragiant.com/prod18.html

    @ Golden Bear :

    Thanx for the advice, as a matter of fact I did use tweesers.
    I bought this very cheap set a long time ago...they easely bend as well. :-D

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  4. Triop

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    ISN'T THIS FUN ?!

    I cut the wheels from this part . . .

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    . . . and glued them on the outside of the wheels . . .

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    . . . the upper part of the landing gear I glued on the inside . . .

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    . . . this way of building also makes it more solid and stronger I think. :-D
  5. Maurice

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  6. blueeyedbear

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    Here are some pix of my Buffalo. Hope they help you. Be sure to Google Images ""Brewster F2A Buffalo".

    Bob

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  7. Triop

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    Wow..that looks awesome !

    What are those green things I see under the wings ?
  8. cdcoyle

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    the much-maligned Buffalo

    Probably all of the propeller-heads who frequent this forum are up-to-date on their aircraft history, but just in case anyone isn't familiar with the Buffalo, check some of the links at this site: http://www.warbirdforum.com/buff.htm. Especially take note of the Buffalo's exploits in Finnish hands -- they made the Buffalo seem like a wonder-weapon. I've always had a soft spot for this little airplane, as it is one of the plastic models I built in my youth.

    Regards,
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    Triop....................... Flaps? Maybe.
  10. blueeyedbear

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    Triops,

    Those "green things" under the wings are the flaps.

    I use Testors Model Master "Zinc Chromate Primer" (acryl or enamel) for interior surfaces like the flaps and inside the cowling and the wheel wells. It is a lot easier than green paper! The zinc chromate is close enough to use inside the cockpit, if you do the interior. I also use silver paint pens and a Testors yellow paint marker for the propeller tips (the chisel tip does the prop tip in a single sweep).

    And for you "paper purists": paint is just about the same as printer ink, except it comes in a bottle and you can put it on where you want with a brush!:grin:

    Bob

    (You can also find the same colors in Railroad model colors, in shops or mail order)
  11. Triop

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    I've cut the wheels out of the fugelage . . .

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    . . . and glued a green strip on the back.

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    To bad I can't use the wheels I've cut out...the colour is to dark and I already glued the other wheels on the landing gear...:roll:

    Also glued the cockpit...I was thinking about making it transparent, but the details are to small to cut out...

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  12. MOS95B

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    I just signed up, and didn't get this freebie. Dangit....

    Looks like a cool build. Good work, folks!
  13. Triop

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    Glued the fuselage . . .

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    . . . Cut off the " put glue here " bits . . . :-D

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    . . . placed a paper stroke.

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  15. Triop

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    I've cut open the rudder . . .

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    . . . not a very good picture . . .

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    . . . but it looks alright.

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    It starts to look like a plane now, pretty happy about the build so far.

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  16. Triop

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    I never had the pleasure of building this sort of part :roll: ...does anyone have any suggestions on how to glue this ?

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  17. BARX2

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    This will form a cone. Shape the points inward and glue the sides of each point together, all the way to the tip. It takes time, but can produce a decent spinner.

    Oh, I almost forgot to add: First you join the glue tab to the opposite side of the piece so it's a ring, then glue the points.
  18. MOS95B

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    Now i see it!! The part didn't make sense until Barx spelled it out.

    I hate those kind of parts... Wash your hands and get to work, Triop...
  19. Triop

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    :grin: thanx ! . . . I'm on it ! :grin:
  20. Triop

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    It's been a while...but here is a update :grin:

    Glued this...

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    ...so it lookes like this...

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    Cut this away...

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    And glued some more...:roll:

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    How come I feel the urge to build a small R2D2 ??? :grin:

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    Not perfect but it lookes alright to me...

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    Last chance to look inside before the cockpit closes :roll:

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