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Airfix 1/72 F2A-1 Buffalo
Jurrie
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 07:35 AM UTC
Mike Grant heeft een prachtige 1/72 Airfix Buffalo gemaakt met 1 van de meest indrukwekkende paintjobs die ik ooit heb gezien.

Benieuwd? Check de link!

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spaarndammer
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 09:36 AM UTC
Dit echt buitengewoon mooi geschilderd zeg!
koenele
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 08:25 PM UTC
zeer mooi,
mocht wel iets meer verweerd worden...
Marnix
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 08:55 AM UTC
Mooi model en knap geschilderde camouflage. Deze camouflage is het experimentele stadium nooit ontstegen? McLelland Barclay heeft zich trouwens ook nog verdienstelijk gemaakt als ontwerper van pin-up art.

Ik vind trouwens ook dat een klein beetje verwering het model misschien net iets extra's gegeven zou hebben. Maar toch vind ik het zo ook al een erg mooi model. Vooral foto 6 van 7 vind ik een mooi plaatje.

Groeten,

Marnix
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 10:11 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments. I don't speak/read Dutch so I had to use an online translator with dubious results

The scheme was one of several tested by the US Navy, there are some photos of the real aircraft here:-
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/ac-usn22/f-types/f2a-cam.htm

The decision as to weather the model or not was a difficult one. I'm not of the opinion that a model needs to be weathered just because it's the current fashion, although I can certainly appreciate the skill involved. On the Buffalo I just wanted to emphasise the paint scheme so I left it fairly clean. Anyway, I appreciate your feedback, thanks.
Marnix
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 10:37 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

Thanks for taking the effort to post here! Your choice to not weather the model does indeed focus all attention to the camouflage scheme. That camouflage scheme is a true display of painting skills, excellent work! The skills you display in this model justify focussing all attention on the painting and not be distracted by any weathering. But for the viewer who expected to see a "used" aircraft, it will probably look a little bit too crisp.

I think you did an outstanding job and some of the pictures are true gems. Especially picture 6 of 7.

Greetings,

Max
spaarndammer
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 08:06 PM UTC
Dear Mike,

thanks for responding on this forum. Do you have by any chance 'in progress' pictures of the model during the painting?



Jelger
Jurrie
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 10:02 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

Thanks for your response Mike! Although I do like to weather an aircraft a bit myself, I can respect your opinion in this case.

I will post the next OD somewhere next week I think . I'll let you know.

Gr,

Jurrie
MVisser
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Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 08:24 AM UTC
Very Very Very nice work.

And in this scale. fantastic

Martin