Building A Buffalo: Getting The Guts Together

In between the Gloster Gladiator and the AMX A-10A, I’m also working on Tamiya’s 1/48 Buffalo kit. I’ve just about finished the interior.

Because the canopy will be closed, I’m not too worried about getting fancy with it.

The kit seat didn’t look great, so I used an Ultracast seat that was actually designed for the P-40. the shape is close enough to work under a closed canopy- and it looks much better.

I painted the interior XF-71, painted some bits here and there with black, dry brushed it with a light gray, and then picked out a few colors here and there. I sealed it all in with Future, gave it an oil wash, added the simple instrument panel decals, and gave it a coat of flat varnish.

Total time- less than 2 hours. (Spread over a couple of days.)

Next up- fuselage assembly and painting!

By Jon Bius

Jon Bius is a scale modeler, building models in a variety of genres, including Gunpla, Maschinen Krieger, Star Wars and other scifi. Through his blog and video channel, Jon shares the tools and techniques he uses to produce results than anyone can achieve - and have fun doing so!

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