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1/32 Brewster 239 Finnish to a F2A-3 ?

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Hello All -

As the few of us that need a 1/32 F2A-3 to fill a void in their respective stash are aware -the Czech Models F2A-3 release has become wallet unfriendly & SCARCE !

Can anyone tell me if you can make a Brewster F2A-3 from the Special Hobby Brewster Model 239 Buffalo "Taivaan Helmi over Finland" version?

I have the Special Hobby 1/32 Brewster 339E - it only has the short fuselage & no alternative fuselage or nose extensions on the 239 version,  

from what I've seen of the sprue trees online.

It looks like all the alternate parts are there to make a later Navy bird,  just need confirmation. 


    Thanks in Advance -    Barry 

Edited by BJW

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I have both, the Czech Model F2A-3 and the Special Hobby (32064) Buffalo F2A-1 boxing. There are both fuselages in the box, long and short as well as two types of engines and cowlings. So it´s the same boxing, part-wise, as the original Buffalo 239 (32004) "finnish service".

As far as i know, you can make a finnish version from it...., actually any version of the Buffalo....

Except the decals you have all parts you need..., in Germany it sells (on ebay) for 29 Euros....


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On 10/3/2018 at 1:59 PM, gingerbob said:

Did I miss something?  Discussion was about Finnish Buffalo and F2A-3, then suddenly we're focusing on an F2A-2 kit.


I was wanting to know IF one could model the longer fuselage US Navy F2A-3 using the Finnish "Taivaan Helmi of Finland" Model 239

version of the kit, just by adding aftermarket decals.

From what I've learned - I can as that version has the spare extended fuselage & engine cowls.


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