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Old 12-13-2014, 02:18 PM  
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Default Custom made Buffalo Airways C-GPNR and CF-CUE 1/200

It has been a long hunt for Gemini Jets C-GPNR 1/200 since only 400 were produced. And when finally one came available (at a reasonable price) I had already started the project of making one my self. The kit is the fabulous Hasegawa C-47 with two-in-one box, so I decided also to create Buffalo Joe’s most beautiful DC-3 CF-CUE.
Let's hope this inspires one of the producers to bring CF-CUE as die-cast. She certainly deserves it. CF-CUE has a rich history in Canadian aviation; this bird was the first one to land at Yellowknife airport when the airport initially opened.

A huge helping hand came from Ben Sweezy of V1 Decals
He created the very nice custom made decals (Mind the details: CF-CUE on the fin, but C-FCUE under the wings). I highly recommend his work!
Excuse for the quality of the detail photos. The only camera available that could take macro shots was….my iPhone ;-)

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Congratulations, very good job.
Working at this scale on small models can be very difficult.
I know what i am talking about and I fully appreciate what you did.

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Beautiful job! Given the success of this model, perhaps you will try your hand at one of Buffalo's Lockheed Electras. That aircraft is my favourite, by far, of their fleet. I enjoy the tv show, and will be sorry to see it end (the series finale will be airing shortly in Canada).

Thanks for posting.
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That really is a model to be proud of!

I was hoping another series (5?) was going to be made, can anyone confirm if it now finished?

Really hoping for an Electra too
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Very nice! I love the Buffalo planes. I have the one from Gemini, was hard to find but I found it for $40, last October.
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That turned out very nice. Well done. I have the Gemini version,and yours looks even better.
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I have the Gemini version,and yours looks even better
That is to much of a compliment
Well, at least I did my very best on the models. I was hunting the Gemini model for months and just couldn't lay my hands on it (for an acceptable price). But guess what? The day I finished my 'own' PRN, I bought the model for a good price. That's why I included the comparison photo with both PNR's.

My personal favorite is the CUE model. I really love the all white fuselage.
And speaking of all white fuselages...Why do we have to wait so long for Buffalo Electra's? C-FBAQ with the red wings please!
...or should I start building it myself again

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