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Wim van der Luijt (Loftinsulator)


Brewster Buffalo Dutch Markings

WARNING: Crappy cell phone pics coming up!

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1:48 Brewster B-339 Buffalo (Tamiya 61094)1:48 ML-KNIL 1939/42 (Flevo Decals FD48-012)
Brewster B-239 Buffalo
NL Military ML-KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force 1915-50)
1-VL G V B-3117 (Stoove) | Blauwe Patrouille ID


18. November 2015, 19:28
arne vd burg
Looking good wim ! Cant wait to see more
18. November 2015, 20:21
Martien Lourens
That goes well,Wim. looks good to me.
18. November 2015, 20:26
Erik Leijdens
Great start
18. November 2015, 21:14
Urban Gardini
Looking forward to see this one done! My so far only 1:48 kit was this kit and I used the KNIL decals in the kit but sadly I just followed Tammy's colour instructions so my build is in the wrong colours. But it's a fun and nice kit to build, you don't feel that the kit itself is really old from 1974. Lovely kit and the KNIL markings is suitable for the bird.
18. November 2015, 21:43
Wim van der Luijt
After a serious downturn in my motivation caused by severe airbrush issues I finally made some progress. I overhauled my trusty H&S Evolution and learned a trick or two so I can now spray Vallejo ModelAir without any glitches....the only hick ups are now caused by my own hamfisted technique :) I used K.W. Jonkers pages for inspiration...and sprayed freehand for the first time ever......(crappy cell phone pics are up loaded )
18. September 2017, 17:27
Erik Leijdens
Looking good Wim! Glad you are continuing your Buffalo. Made one too when I re-entered the hobby, nice kit. Colours looks good to me, jongblad/oudblad?
18. September 2017, 19:18
Thomas Bischoff
nice work - it took me months to learn how to handle Vallejo :)
18. September 2017, 20:28
Erik Leijdens
I handle Vallejo by using Gunze :D
18. September 2017, 20:30
Thomas Bischoff
it took me months to adjust but now I just love them
18. September 2017, 20:33
Wim van der Luijt
This is my secret weapon: [img1]

And getting an open air cap so I can clean the tip of my needle from time to time....
@Erik: Yes Jong Blad and Oud Blad....tried a lot of different colours but I think this is it.
19. September 2017, 06:29
David Thor
Great start!
19. September 2017, 06:54
Erik Leijdens
How did the decalling go Wim?
29. October 2017, 21:46
Wim van der Luijt
I have mixed feelings. I trashed one decal as it damaged straight away (but plenty spares luckily). I always add a little vinegar to the the water and seemed to help. The decals did react to SOL but needed multiple applications (and I had to pierce them with a hobby knive), they are stubborn. Yesterday evening everything was still drying so count tell for sure. If all fails I have some extra strength decal SOL I mixed out of IPA, acetone and water....but that is harsh on the paint....will try some pics this evening
30. October 2017, 09:52
Erik Leijdens
Ok not nice to hear that Wim. Looks like Flevodecals are not of consistent quality unfortunately. Looking forward to your pics
1. November 2017, 21:26
Wim van der Luijt
Well...the decals are a bit of let down....but I'm close to finishing this one, just need to fix the small bits and pieces and the prop....
4. November 2017, 14:17
Erik Leijdens
Still looks good Wim. The colours you chose also look very good on your Java defender. Sorry about the decals, luckily enough I don't have a big stash of them!
4. November 2017, 16:42
Wim van der Luijt
After I long break I am finally about to finish the Bufallo. Only a few small items to add
12. October 2019, 18:13
Wim van der Luijt
added an antenna wire (UschiVDR), this stuff is ultra thin and stretchy...the result doesn't exactly make me proud, but it's question of practice I guess
3. March, 18:17
Thomas Bischoff
Looks 10 times better with the antenna!
And I definitely love the look of your buffalo
3. March, 18:34
Ben M
You did the wire! Fantastic!
3. March, 19:29
Wim van der Luijt
You convinced me that it would look better....and it does, thanks!
3. March, 20:46
Ben M
Now I need to add that second little wire to mine... I was also thinking of adding marker lights.
4. March, 18:06

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