Buffalo Tail Cone and Wheel

Published: November 14th, 2011     
Parts Packaging
Parts Packaging
Reviewed by: Mike Hinderliter - IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $4.95
Product / Stock #: QB 72-326
Product provided by: Quickboost

Quickboost has added another resin aircraft accessory to their aircraft line. This time it is the tail cone and tail wheel to convert the Hasegawa Brewster Buffalo F-2A-2 into a Brewster Buffalo 339. It is up to their usual standards; molded in grey resin, smooth, seamless, and bubble-free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice perforation.

The Brewster Buffalo 339 was an export version of the United States Navy Buffalo F-2A. The 339 was modified from the naval version to have a lower rpm engine and a larger tail wheel and cone. It was sold to Finland, France and Britain to help bolster their aircraft at the start of World War 2.

This conversion is meant to be used with the Hasegawa kit and will be a very easy change-out for this kit because Hasegawa molds the tail cone separately from the fuselage (parts A8 and A5) and you can just replace it with the Quickboost part. Since the export had a larger wheel, you can replace Hasegawa part F1 with Quickboost parts 1 and 4.

I highly recommend this product if you want to convert the U. S. Navy Buffalo into the exported Buffalo 339. Usually, replacement parts need some work to get them installed properly but these parts pretty much just drop into place. Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS USA for the chance to do this review.

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    Replacement parts
  • Hasegawa instructions
    Hasegawa instructions

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