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Updated: January 11, 2020
25. December 2019 at 18:59:24 Share
Łukasz Gliński I think I should watch this
27. December 2019 at 19:00:04
Dave Flitton Watching
27. December 2019 at 20:34:37
Ben M Color references:

Reproduction in Dutch museum: https://airliners.net/photo/..9C-Buffalo-replica/1686928/L

Article by Bouko de Groot: https://ipmsstockholm.org/ma.._eng_dutch_af_colours_02.htm

For Jongblad, I will use Tamiya Deep Green
For Oudblad, I will use Tamiya Black Green

The 2nd article claims lower surfaces of Buffalo are aluminum. However reproduction is light grey. Also these period photographs look more like light grey to me than aluminum:

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This article claims aluminum dope for interior parts: https://tapatalk.com/groups/..olours-did-expo-t172908.html

It also claims lower surface aluminum. I'm conflicted as to whether to paint it aluminum or grey. It's possible they were initially aluminum and later painted grey underneath.

I'm also assuming that there are no orange triangle markings on the upper wings.

28. December 2019 at 16:40:36
28. December 2019 at 16:56:46
Wim van der Luijt Hi Ben, better not start a discussion on Dutch colors.....lots of different opinions on that subject. ;) your assumption on the triangles is correct....thanks for mentioning my humble attempt at building a Buffalo
28. December 2019 at 22:49:36
Ben M Wim, I changed my mind about the triangles. They were on the top of the wing as well. See this video, 2:58: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rq50X2PUpTs

Also look at the lower air intake at 2:23, does that help settle grey or aluminum?
29. December 2019 at 00:29:19
Havoc Havco Did you paint the parts while it's still on the sprue? What about the unpainted spots after cut?
29. December 2019 at 20:47:18
Ben M Sometimes I paint them on the sprue, and sometimes off. If parts require a lot of cleaning up, I find it's better to do them off the sprue. To touch up unpainted spots, I just brush on the paint.

I am trying the method where you paint the canopy by hand and and then remove the excess with a toothpick. Not going too well. The casting has kind of indistinct ridges, so I'm finding it hard to get the lines straight. Also the toothpick has scratched the canopy in places.
29. December 2019 at 23:19:00
Ben M I'm going to end up using the second half of my tube of perfect plastic putty on this thing. I used the first half on an amodel kit, lol.
1. January at 03:04:27
Guy Rump Following with interest :)
1. January at 08:29:37
Ben M The wings are covered with sunken areas... kind of stalled because I'm not sure if I'm going to try to fix them or just accept them as they are.
11. January at 20:38:24
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January 5, 2020

Ben M owns this item
1:35 Ford 3-ton tank M1918 (FC Modeltips 35541)
 
Ford 3-ton tank M1918
FC Modeltips 1:35
35541
2019 | New tool
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5. January at 02:31:02 Share
Ben M and Andrea Brenco are now mates.
5. January at 00:40:17 Share

December 31, 2019

Ben M now follows Michael Prator
31. December 2019 at 23:07:35 Share

December 28, 2019

Ben M and Vels Velsov are now mates.
28. December 2019 at 16:49:17 Share

December 27, 2019

Ben M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 18 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 V-1 (Fieseler Fi103) (Tamiya 61052)
Fieseler Fi 103 V1
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
 
8. December 2019 at 23:36:35 Share
8. December 2019 at 23:47:37
Ben M Complete!
27. December 2019 at 22:11:41
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Updated: December 27, 2019
8. December 2019 at 23:36:58 Share
Ben M This kit sure goes together fast. I'm going to use it to learn how to do chipping (on the cart) and a soft edge between two colors (top green and bottom grey-blue, which I've already shot). Maybe should have tried preshading also, but gotta leave something to learn on the next kit :)
16. December 2019 at 20:27:02
Ben M Weathered the cart with a titanium white and turpentine wash which also took off some of the paint on the tires, will have to touch up, followed by my first attempt at chipping I used burnt umber.
19. December 2019 at 04:56:39
Ben M My first attempts at "muffin top masking" with blu-tack went well, have a nice soft transition between green and grey.
24. December 2019 at 20:09:42
Ben M Did some paint touch up and replaced the prop blade I broke off and that inevitably flew away when I tried to pick it up with my tweezers. I used a bit of brass sheet leftover from some photoetch.
25. December 2019 at 16:50:25
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Ben M added a new project.
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1:72
In progress
1:72 Brewster Buffalo (Matchbox PK-24)1:72 Brewster Buffalo: Main Wheels Set - SH,Hasegawa,Revell,Airfix - (CMK Q72260)1+
Brewster F2A Buffalo
NL Military Militaire Luchtvaart van het Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger (Military Aviation of the Royal Netherlands East Indie
Groep 5 | ID December 1941
 
25. December 2019 at 17:49:42 Share
Alex K Will be watching this when the time comes... I like your interest in ML-KNIL aircraft, the Buffalo was a cute plane (might do an FAA one in Crete some day...) so... I'll wait for this! Oh, and Merry Christmas, Ben!
25. December 2019 at 18:34:19
Ben M Merry Christmas, Alex! This is next up after the V-1, I've decided.
25. December 2019 at 18:40:22
25. December 2019 at 18:41:58
Dave Flitton Watching!!
25. December 2019 at 18:46:48
Ben M Project goals:
1. Re-build a fun kit I built as a kid.
2. Learn how to work with resin (wheels are resin)
3. Learn how to mask complicated canopies (always brushpainted freehand when I was a kid)
4. Learn how to do 2-color camo (always brushpainted when I was a kid)
25. December 2019 at 18:58:21
Havoc Havco Is KNIL means Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger, a Dutch army in West Indies?
25. December 2019 at 19:12:34
Ben M Yes, Havoc.
25. December 2019 at 19:16:10
Ben M The kit decals look shot. I have dutch decals 72068 which of course doesn't cover the buffalo, but I'm sure I can make it work.
27. December 2019 at 05:39:47
Wim van der Luijt I'll be joining this one. Hope you can make the decals work Ben!
27. December 2019 at 10:25:27
Havoc Havco Sorry, I mean East Indies, not West. I'll watch this
27. December 2019 at 16:52:10
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27. December 2019 at 05:37:58 Share

December 23, 2019

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1:35 A1E1 Independent Vickers 1926 Heavy Tank (Accurate Armour K086)
 
A1E1 Independent Vickers 1926 Heavy Tank
Accurate Armour 1:35
K086
200* | New tool
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23. December 2019 at 16:03:30 Share

December 9, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:35 A4E12 (Combat Armour Models CV35-003)
VCL Light Amphibious Tank
A4E12 KNIL Version
Combat Armour Models 1:35
CV35-003
2015 | Changed parts
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9. December 2019 at 13:39:29 Share
Ben M added a new photoalbum.
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Alex K Nice to see this coming to completion - thumbs up!
7. December 2019 at 05:12:09
Arne Greve I must be crazy, as I sold this kit at ebay :(. Yours looks really fine!!
7. December 2019 at 07:22:48
Ben M Pilots, windscreens, and panel line wash added
7. December 2019 at 22:35:52
Ben M Exhaust pipes made out of brass tube. Took me a couple hours to make them. Overscale, but less so than the original parts.
8. December 2019 at 22:16:16
Ben M Done!
9. December 2019 at 01:50:59
9. December 2019 at 02:03:03
Erik Leijdens Looking fantastic! And a KNIL subject is always good.
9. December 2019 at 11:27:24
JOHN THOMAS Very cool
9. December 2019 at 13:13:13
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Updated: December 9, 2019
9. December 2019 at 03:01:21 Share
Ben M wants this item
1:35 Ford 3-ton tank M1918 (FC Modeltips 35541)
 
Ford 3-ton tank M1918
FC Modeltips 1:35
35541
2019 | New tool
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9. December 2019 at 02:19:11 Share
Ben M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 21 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 Ryan PT-20 Trainer (Testors 510)
Ryan STM-S2
NL Military Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force 1921-now)
S11
 
9. October 2018 at 01:34:48 Share
Ben M I have a rebox of this kit that isn't in the database. I need to learn how to add it to the database. Also I want to learn how to do rigging and how to do a wash to enhance panel lines as part of this project.
9. October 2018 at 01:44:09
9. October 2018 at 02:05:51
Ben M Dear mates, if anyone has a small 1:48 or large 1:72 aircooled engine cylinder in the spare parts bin, I could use it to go inside the cowling. Also I would swap one of the 1:48 pilot figures for a different one so I don't have two identical twins in my trainer.
3. December 2018 at 14:42:57
Ben M Nope... I cut open the nose to open up the air intakes so now I need something to put in there. I bet I can scratch something out of my junk drawer, maybe alternating sized washers on a small bolt.
3. December 2018 at 17:15:34
Ben M I've moved in enough in my new place to where I can have some fun. The two identical pilots were going to look kind of weird, so I tried a resin pilot, but the resin pilot has a comparatively huge head which made the original pilot look microcephalic. So I decapitated one of the original pilots and rotated and tilted his head a bit.
18. May 2019 at 23:50:49
Ben M I've moved in enough in my new place to where I can have some fun. The two identical pilots were going to look kind of weird, so I tried a resin pilot, but the resin pilot has a comparatively huge head which made the original pilot look microcephalic. So I decapitated one of the original pilots and rotated and tilted his head a bit.
19. May 2019 at 02:22:10
Ben M All done!
9. December 2019 at 01:49:17
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November 27, 2019

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1:48 Vought Regulus I (Belcher Bits BK11)
 
Vought Regulus I
Belcher Bits 1:48
BK11 (BK-11)
2018 | New tool
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27. November 2019 at 15:15:57 Share

November 25, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:72 Su-7BMK (Modelsvit 72002)
 
Su-7BMK
Modelsvit 1:72
72002
2013 | Changed decals
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25. November 2019 at 13:15:33 Share
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1:48 Sukhoi Su-7BMK Fitter (Kopro KP060089)
 
Sukhoi Su-7BMK Fitter "The Thunderbirds"
Kopro 1:48
KP060089
199x | Changed ???
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25. November 2019 at 13:14:40 Share

November 24, 2019

Ben M
Looks like a fantastic build of a kit I suspect was rather challenging.
1:72 North American X-10 (Sharkit )
 
North American X-10
Sharkit 1:72
200x | New tool
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24. November 2019 at 17:51:03 Share
Ben M wants this item
1:48 Sukhoi Su-9U Maiden (Montex SM48450)
 
Sukhoi Su-9U Maiden Trumpeter
Montex 1:48
SM48450
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24. November 2019 at 16:08:50 Share
Ben M owns this item
1:48 Su-9U Maiden (Trumpeter 02897)
Soviet
Su-9U Maiden
Trumpeter 1:48
02897
2016 | Changed parts
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24. November 2019 at 02:14:08 Share

November 23, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Flora (Special Hobby SH72242)
 
Yakovlev Yak-23 Flora "Warsaw Pact"
Special Hobby 1:72
SH72242
2012 | New tool
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23. November 2019 at 14:11:20 Share

November 20, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:72 Yak-23 'Flora' (MisterCraft D-224)
 
Yak-23 'Flora'
MisterCraft 1:72
D-224
2017 | Changed decals
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15. January 2019 at 00:53:47 Share
Robert Podkoński Hi Ben, I could find it for you here in Poland for few dollars but I am afraid that postal fee would be five times the price of the kit or more. The quality of the kit is not very good, I would suggest Special Hobby instead.
19. November 2019 at 19:52:19
Ben M Thank you, Robert!
20. November 2019 at 14:19:16
Łukasz Gliński Built it few weeks ago (KP boxing), don't expect too much Ben. I'd have a look for Pavla's canopy.
20. November 2019 at 15:36:14
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November 18, 2019

Ben M owns this item
1:380 C-3 Freighter Hawaiian Pilot (Revell 05236)
 
C-3 Freighter Hawaiian Pilot
Revell 1:380
05236
2005 | Changed box
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18. November 2019 at 16:43:18 Share

November 12, 2019

Ben M owns this item
1:35 Vickers Medium Tank MK II* (HobbyBoss 83880)
 
Vickers Medium Tank MK II*
HobbyBoss 1:35
83880
2016 | Changed parts
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12. November 2019 at 18:52:27 Share
Ben M Because why not... it was in the clearance bin at colpar hobbies.
12. November 2019 at 18:53:03
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September 8, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:35 BT-42 (Tamiya 35318)
Finnish Army Assault Gun
BT-42
Tamiya 1:35
35318 (318)
2011 | Changed parts
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8. September 2019 at 23:15:50 Share

August 23, 2019

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Updated: August 15, 2019
15. August 2019 at 15:20:49 Share
Ben M Found this kit from 1954 in an antique store in Golden, Colorado. Looks like all the parts are there! It's molded in a nice mint green, panel lines are lightly scribed.
15. August 2019 at 15:24:32
Alex K I love old kits - and antique shop finds! :)
23. August 2019 at 15:04:55
Derek Huggett Did they box them in sealed plastic bags back in the 50's?
23. August 2019 at 15:38:47
Tom ... looking forward to the build. A fire engine from 1966 is my oldest kit.
23. August 2019 at 16:04:53
Ben M One thing I've always struggled with, and maybe someone on scalemates can help me - how do I mask the hubs, whitewalls, etc. on tires? Any tips or articles?
23. August 2019 at 19:11:17
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Bacis , but good ... long time ago I converted one of these into a slot car
23. August 2019 at 20:32:43
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August 9, 2019

Ben M owns this item
1:32 1953 Jaguar Sports Car (Revell H-56:69)
Highway Pioneers
1953 Jaguar Sports Car
Revell 1:32
H-56:69
1954 | Changed box
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9. August 2019 at 22:35:11 Share

June 10, 2019

Ben M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 1 images
1:35
In progress
1:35 BT-102 Spheroid Soviet road tank (AMG 35203)
 
26. May 2019 at 22:52:17 Share
Ben M I thought I'd do a nice simple build while waiting for paint & glue to dry on my Ryan STM-S2. When I opened this one up I discovered it had a full interior and photoetched parts - maybe not so simple after all. But it's not a huge model, so what the heck. So I find myself building miniature ammo cans this morning with photo etch handles!
27. May 2019 at 16:57:02
Ben M I'm 1 for 3 on PE parts - the first two handles I tried to put on ammo cans vanished... and I tipped over my bottle of thin CA. But still, it's fun for some reason I can't really explain.
27. May 2019 at 19:39:08
Ben M This model is a great joke. PE, full interior, needlessly complex and totally imaginary but presented as real, even with fake blueprints. It even has a little propeller on the back, it purports to be amphibious. I just updated the decal list on the kit with the three imaginary units they provide decals for.
31. May 2019 at 04:25:16
Marc Butler Sounds like the Versailles palace of rabbit holes.
10. June 2019 at 11:01:52
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June 8, 2019

Ben M owns this item
1:72 Su-7 (Modelsvit 72007)
 
Su-7
Modelsvit 1:72
72007
2016 | Changed parts
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Ben M owns this item
1:72 Alligator The Union Submarine (8"L) (Cottage Industry Models 72003)
 
Alligator The Union Submarine (8"L)
Cottage Industry Models 1:72
72003
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8. June 2019 at 23:04:25 Share
Ben M owns this item
1:72 Christie T-3 (UM Military Technics 403)
US Medium Tank
Christie T-3 M.1931/M.1940
UM Military Technics 1:72
403
2008 | Changed parts
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8. June 2019 at 23:03:35 Share

May 31, 2019

Ben M started this item
1:35 BT-102 Spheroid Soviet road tank (AMG 35203)
 
BT-102 Spheroid Soviet road tank
AMG 1:35
35203
2018 | New tool
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31. May 2019 at 03:51:22 Share

May 26, 2019

Ben M completed this item
1:72 Eagle Photoetch Set (ParaGrafix Modeling Systems PGX177)
 
Eagle Photoetch Set
ParaGrafix Modeling Systems 1:72
PGX177
2014 | New tool
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26. May 2019 at 22:51:36 Share
Ben M completed this item
1:96 Eagle 1 (MPC MPC791/12)
Space: 1999
Eagle 1 Transporter
MPC 1:96
MPC791/12
2013 | Changed decals
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26. May 2019 at 22:50:52 Share
Ben M owns this item
1:35 T-37A Light Tank (Izhorsky) (HobbyBoss 83821)
Soviet
T-37A Light Tank (Izhorsky)
HobbyBoss 1:35
83821
2014 | Changed parts
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26. May 2019 at 21:43:14 Share
Ben M owns this item
1:35 M3 Lee Mk I (Tamiya MM139)
U.S. Medium Tank
M3 Lee Mk I
Tamiya 1:35
MM139 (39)
1974 | New tool
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26. May 2019 at 03:40:13 Share

April 27, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:72 Christie T-3 (UM Military Technics 403)
US Medium Tank
Christie T-3 M.1931/M.1940
UM Military Technics 1:72
403
2008 | Changed parts
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27. April 2019 at 04:26:36 Share
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April 19, 2019

Ben M owns this item
1:35 Matilda Mk.III/IV (Tamiya 35300)
 
Matilda Mk.III/IV British Infantry Tank Mk.IIA*
Tamiya 1:35
35300
2009 | Changed box
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April 18, 2019

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Updated: April 18, 2019
18. April 2019 at 15:22:38 Share
Nathan Dempsey Is that a very large rocket I see at the top? May I add that it is perfect that it sits in a Bud Light box. 'Merica!!
18. April 2019 at 16:25:09
Ben M Yes! Exactly. There are some really, really large rockets elsewhere in the garage. I just moved and I'm trying to get organized.
18. April 2019 at 20:15:14
Nathan Dempsey I've got a few of them hanging around too. Awaiting the little one to get big enough to enjoy launching them.
18. April 2019 at 20:20:38
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April 16, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:100 Martin Matador with launcher & truck (Dahlmann 22600)
 
Martin Matador with launcher & truck ex-Faller
Dahlmann 1:100
22600
200x | Changed box
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16. April 2019 at 23:55:03 Share

April 7, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:35 DPRK Pukguksong-2 (HobbyBoss 84544)
 
DPRK Pukguksong-2
HobbyBoss 1:35
84544
2019 | New tool
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7. April 2019 at 13:58:37 Share

March 3, 2019

Ben M owns this item
1:72 MiG-19 (KP 4)
 
MiG-19
KP 1:72
4
197x | Changed box
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3. March 2019 at 21:18:19 Share
Ben M Two bucks at the local model train show, why not?
3. March 2019 at 21:19:07
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February 8, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:72 Fokker D.XXI (Kora Models DS 7259)
 
Fokker D.XXI Dutch Service Interior Set for MPM Kit
Kora Models 1:72
DS 7259
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8. February 2019 at 14:36:18 Share
Ben M wants this item
1:72 Fokker D.XXI Mercury (Kora Models C7269)
 
Fokker D.XXI Mercury Dutch service part II
Kora Models 1:72
C7269
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