Following on form recent builds of the 1/72 Buffalo by Paul and Geordie ( http://plasticwarriors.blogspot.com/2011/01/airfix-buffalo-final.html and http://exiledfog.blogspot.com/2011/01/running-repairs-to-raaf-brewster.html) , this seems an opportune moment to post photos of my 1/144 scale models. Both of these are metal castings by True North and were painted for me by Wg Cdr Luddite.
Firstly we have a Buffalo in RAF service...
My affection for the Buffalo is based largely on memories of building the Revell 1/72 kit in the 1970s. I remember using it in a game in 1985 but it's final fate is unknown.
Reports from pilots are a mixed bunch - whether they though well of the Buffalo seemed to depend largely on where they were and what they were used to flying. A useful resource I stumbled upon is at http://www.warbirdforum.com/buff.htm