SH48180 model 239 Buffalo "Taivaan Helmi over Finland" in 1/48 – update

Yesterday, you could see here on our blog the camouflage options and decal sheet artwork for our upcoming 1/48 kit of Model 239 Buffalo  "Taivaan Helmi over Finland" SH48180 (and also the decal sheet graphics for SH48189 Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann "Panzerjagdstaffel"). The Buffalo kit was one of those that had been originally released by Classic Airframes, but having bought tooling moulds and production rights for all the kits of this company, we can offer this kit now under our own label. But as one of the Buffalo tooling moulds showed rather heavy signs of wear and tear, we decided to replace it with a new one. This new addition to the kit will cater among other details also for the R-1820 power plant parts that have been designed using our advanced 3D systems and of interest also might be that the new tooling block is currently being finished by a renown expert Mr. Vandelik.

For your inspiration, we are happy to be able to share with you several photos of the real Finnish Buffalo aircraft that is on display in Finnish Air Force Museum / Suomen Ilmavoimamuseo  in Jyväskylä, Finland. This museum is really excellent and highly recommended for your visit. Photos were taken with kind permission of the museum staff.




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