Brewster Model 339D

I have decided to end the year with this kit. I had started it at the same time as the B-10, but the bomber took so much work that I set the fighter aside. I have begun to modify a Pavla interior kit to fit this model. I have got some detail parts to go with it, wheels, the correct tail cone and a Quick Boost engine. It will be done in the same Dutch camo as the B-10. The Glen Martin will have a little friend!

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Looking forward to Glen’s lil buddy Brewster. The ML-KNIL is a favorite of mine.

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I have a Pavla interior for a Hasegawa Buffalo. I am modifying it to fit the Airfix Kit. I will add a oil wash ,before I glue everything together.

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I got the fuselage together. It required some filling and sanding, but not too bad for a kit of this era. I had to fill in the AIrfix logo on the inside of the wing as this would have shown through the wheel well.

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Good looking cockpit interior from Pavla Bill :smiley:

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I cut the original navel tail cone off and fitted a model 339 tail cone. This was intended for a Hasegawa kit, but with enough cutting, filing, putty and sanding I got it to fit. I also glued the upper and lower wings together and puttied the seams.


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The first kit I got of the F2F was by Revell. After reading this article; Airfix 1/72 F2A-1 Buffalo, by Brian Baker , I decided to get the Airfix kit and use some of the Revell parts. The Airfix cowling is too short. The Revell is closer to scale. The Revell cowling is a good fit up and down, but is noticeably wider. It would only be attached at the top and bottom. I cut the Airfix cowling down and made it into an adaptor ring. The scale drawings show that the cowling is bulged and tapers back toward the fuselage. So, I trimmed and sanded the Revell cowl so that it would fit the fuselage better. I got the wings and tail glued on. It’s beginning to look like an airplane now.






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Excellent choice! I just glosscoted my Tamiya F2A-2 Buffalo today. That’s nice work for an old kit in 72nd scale! John

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A diamond in the rough - my money is on you to polish it into a gem.

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Superb work with the cowl.

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Thank you.

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