Aeromaster 72-145; Brewster Buffalo Part 1

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Scott Van Aken


Aeromaster was nice enough to do a couple of sheets for the Brewster Buffalo. This was triggered by Hasegawa producing a very nice F2A-2 kit. Strangely, it seems as if the kit did not sell well. However, you'll have trouble finding one, even though they are almost never seen in competition at various shows. Anyway, you may want to also check out the other sheet that was recently reviewed.

Starting from the left, there is an F2A-2 from the USS Saratoga circa 1941 in overall light grey.

Next is a VF-2 bird from the USS Lexington in early 1942. This has had a blue grey upper color added as well as the new red and white tail stripes.

A 453 Sq   B-339E is next. This one has a black wing on the left and a white one on the right for underside colors.

A Dutch B-339C as flown in Java during Feb/Mar 1942 is next. This has US equivalent colors of Dark Green and OD over a silver/natural metal underside. Some sources state the undersides were British sky grey. Your choice.

Moving to the top of the page, there is another F2A-2 from NAS Miami in 1942 being used as a fighter trainer.

Net is another Miami based F2A-2 from mid-1942.

Finally, A VMF-112 F2A-2P photo bird from NAS San Diego (now Miramar), also in mid 1942 after the removal of the red and white tail stripes and the red dot from the insignia.

The sheet provides full markings for all seven aircraft and is really one you should consider if doing this kit. I'm sure that the decals will fit the Matchbox, Airfix and Revell kits as well.

Please note that the sheet may look a bit short as I'll often crop off common markings to save on server space.

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