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Buffel
lynx425
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 09:12 AM UTC
Dear colleagues, help me find pictures and drawings of the SADF APC Buffel
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 09:46 AM UTC
Welcome to Armorama Vladislav !

Here's a nice one from Flickr :





You find some walkaround pics on Primeportal :

http://www.primeportal.net/apc/chris_baxter/buffel/

HTH

Frenchy
35th-scale
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 08:55 PM UTC
That's just ugly!
Alanon
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 01:51 AM UTC
Ugly it might be, but it was very effective...
17741907
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 12:34 PM UTC
It's incredible vehicle....Do you make one ..?
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 12:42 PM UTC
I want to see this one built. Think you could make some nice money selling the finished vehicle to one of the major manufacturers.
JonDicks
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 01:01 PM UTC
Baxmod.co.za fo a good range of resin SADF vehicles
or
http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/BaxMod/Buffelprev.htm
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Jon
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 05:02 PM UTC
I've had the 35th scale BaxMod kit sitting patiently in the box for at least three years, probably more --- that's what happens when you start a family!

I recently pulled it out with the hope of finally starting it. Probably going to use the Revell G. Unimog kit for the suspension.

Mine did not come with PE as the 72nd scale kit does...

Will take a bit of work, but I think it will build into a cool little model! Just watched "District 9" so now I will have to save up for the BaxMod Casspir!

Be great to see some South African subjects kitted by Trumpeter or Hobby Boss one day...not likely, but still cool!

The Buffel is a way-cool subject --- glad to have a kit of it in any form!!!

Thanks for the Prime Portal link, Frenchy --- always the man with the answers!! How are you doing, amigo? All well, I hope!


Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.
Frenchy
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 06:18 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks for the Prime Portal link, Frenchy --- always the man with the answers!! How are you doing, amigo? All well, I hope!



I'm fine Johnny I've recently watched District 9 too. The pick-up trucks are cool as well !

A few more Buffel pics here : http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article.asp?a=7437

Frenchy
17741907
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 11:50 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I've had the 35th scale BaxMod kit sitting patiently in the box for at least three years, probably more --- that's what happens when you start a family!

I recently pulled it out with the hope of finally starting it. Probably going to use the Revell G. Unimog kit for the suspension.

Mine did not come with PE as the 72nd scale kit does...

Will take a bit of work, but I think it will build into a cool little model! Just watched "District 9" so now I will have to save up for the BaxMod Casspir!

Be great to see some South African subjects kitted by Trumpeter or Hobby Boss one day...not likely, but still cool!

The Buffel is a way-cool subject --- glad to have a kit of it in any form!!!

Thanks for the Prime Portal link, Frenchy --- always the man with the answers!! How are you doing, amigo? All well, I hope!


Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.




Hey Johhny...
Can you say a couple of words about Baxmod kit...I want to make Casspir and Buffel but i have no information about kits...

Thank you...

Hakan
WarWheels
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 02:31 AM UTC
For information on the Buffel, you can check out our page on WarWheels here.
GreyHunter
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 03:12 AM UTC
You can find the website of Baxmod here:

http://www.baxmod.co.za/?q=image

I was tempted to buy the Bateleur but had to reduce the number of kits I have (still working on that)

Gr,
Marcel
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 03:43 PM UTC
Hiya, Hakan!

I bought the 35th scale Buffel kit several years ago --- three, maybe five? There were no instructions, nor did any PE come with the kit (I believe the 72nd scale Buffel does and maybe even the 35th scale kit these days... ?) Chris, the owner, is working on a set of instructions for the kit.

Resin is a red-ish brown color without any smell you sometimes get with resin. There is a fair amount of flash on some of the kit parts which will require careful cleanup. Some parts had pin holes, a few had bits broken off here and there, and a couple of parts were warped, but look fixable with a hair dryer. All of this is typical for resin garage kit producers...

Given the lack of instructions, you'll need to refer to photo references for parts placement. The kit suspension is based on the Revell Germany Unimog kit, which I plan on using in conjunction with the resin body (less work to clean up and the kit instructions will be helpful!

No doubt the kit will take some work to get everything cleaned up, repaired, and sitting right, but my thought is that with some tender loving care (and elbow grease) this kit can be made into quite the little gem!

I don't remember what I paid for the kit, but given how cool this vehicle is, to this day I am glad to own it and look forward to one day purchasing the Casspir (Bax Mods has a cool version of it with a 106mm RR mounted on the back).

That's about all I can say, not having built mine yet, Hakan --- from the sum of all the parts, it looks like a Buffel to me, so if you are into this vehicle, aside from scratchbuilding it's the way to go !

By the way, for research aside from inernet photos, three books have some cool photos "The Chopper Boys (Helicopter Warfare in Africa)" by Al J Venter, "South Africa War Machine" by Helmoed-Romer Heitman, and "Mechanized Combat" Ed. by David Donald et al.

Glad to hear that life is good, Frenchy! Take care, amigo!

Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.


Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 06:07 PM UTC
There's a side view drawing here : http://www.sadfgroup.org/2011/buffel/







Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 07:11 PM UTC
Here is my attempt to construct along with a few photos of it. The whole model is scratch and based on the chassis of Revell's Unimog.
17741907
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 11:17 PM UTC

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Hiya, Hakan!

I bought the 35th scale Buffel kit several years ago --- three, maybe five? There were no instructions, nor did any PE come with the kit (I believe the 72nd scale Buffel does and maybe even the 35th scale kit these days... ?) Chris, the owner, is working on a set of instructions for the kit.

Resin is a red-ish brown color without any smell you sometimes get with resin. There is a fair amount of flash on some of the kit parts which will require careful cleanup. Some parts had pin holes, a few had bits broken off here and there, and a couple of parts were warped, but look fixable with a hair dryer. All of this is typical for resin garage kit producers...

Given the lack of instructions, you'll need to refer to photo references for parts placement. The kit suspension is based on the Revell Germany Unimog kit, which I plan on using in conjunction with the resin body (less work to clean up and the kit instructions will be helpful!

No doubt the kit will take some work to get everything cleaned up, repaired, and sitting right, but my thought is that with some tender loving care (and elbow grease) this kit can be made into quite the little gem!

I don't remember what I paid for the kit, but given how cool this vehicle is, to this day I am glad to own it and look forward to one day purchasing the Casspir (Bax Mods has a cool version of it with a 106mm RR mounted on the back).

That's about all I can say, not having built mine yet, Hakan --- from the sum of all the parts, it looks like a Buffel to me, so if you are into this vehicle, aside from scratchbuilding it's the way to go !

By the way, for research aside from inernet photos, three books have some cool photos "The Chopper Boys (Helicopter Warfare in Africa)" by Al J Venter, "South Africa War Machine" by Helmoed-Romer Heitman, and "Mechanized Combat" Ed. by David Donald et al.

Glad to hear that life is good, Frenchy! Take care, amigo!

Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.






Thank you very much Johnny....It was very helpful.....


Regards
Hakan
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011 - 11:29 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Here is my attempt to construct along with a few photos of it. The whole model is scratch and based on the chassis of Revell's Unimog.




Hey Nikos Kardeşim....

This is really incredible....Well done.....Is there any additional pictures or a web page?

αντίο
Hakan