1/72 Special Hobby Buchon "Movie Star"

Gallery Article by Bill Arnold on Nov 10 2017



I had waited for 20+ years for someone to do this plane in 1/72 scale. Special Hobby finally came through with a typical eastern European kit. No locator holes, a fret of p/e and superb decals. All paints used are Testor's ModelMaster enamels. All decals are from the kit, and they reacted perfectly with the Microscale series of setting solutions.

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I understand that Buchons were used in the Battle of Britain movie as both Bf109s and Spitfires. The kit provides decals for three versions. Two German and one British "Movie Star". It was an enjoyable build. I'm just sorry it took over 20 years for me to find this kit. This is model #25 for 2017. I would have finished it last week, but hurricane Irma came to town.

I can honestly recommend this kit to anyone looking for a decent 1/72 Buchon to add to their collection.

Bill Arnold

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Photos and text by Bill Arnold