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Tarangus 1/48th Saab SH-37 Viggen

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As usual from me this is one of my builds from a Group Build I’m hosting on another site. It’s the Specialist’s GB which focuses on particular specialist aircraft of specialist roles they perform…….anyway.

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I’ll start off by saying this is a model to build only if you REALLY have to have a 1/48thViggen in your collection. It looks fantastic in the box but it’s all down hill from there and is a real disappointment to build, she’s not a straightforward build and in a lot of areas a real disappointment. To me I feel like they had the best of intentions for this model but sort of gave up halfway through. Enough on that……

 Heaps of AM stuff was thrown at this build and as I found out 90% of it is actually for the Airfix/Esci model even if they mention it’s for the Tarangus and the Special Hobby model. There are noticeable differences between these model so parts don’t quite fit.

 The scheme…well it prematurely aged me by 20 years I reckon! I used masks and found out the hard way again that they’re really designed for the said Airfix/Esci models! That aside the thing that saved this paint job was the paint I used. People that have followed some of my other builds know how much I rave on about this Acrylic Lacquer paint from Mr Paint. It goes on so thin and nicely and just gives an amazing finish, just what you need for difficult and complex paint jobs.

 Anyway please enjoy

Model: Tarangus 1/48thSaab SH/SF-37 Viggen

Paint:  Mr Paint, plus details with Tamiya & Gunze Acrylics, Model Master Metalizer Lacquer 

Extras: 

CMK: Air brakes set, Ejection seat, Thrust Reversers

Maestro Models Conversions: Canards with lowered flaps, Cockpit Detail set, Corrected Wing Pylon, Rb04E attack missiles, SKA24 Long Range Camera,   Splinter camo masks

Master Model: Pitot & AOA probes

Phase Hanger Resin: Viggen Wheel set

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052305-saab-sh-37-viggen-completed/

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Excellent job!  I'm glad you stuck it out to the finish. 

 

Gaz

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Excellent, you can't see the pain involved into this build. The splinter camo looks great and makes the Viggen standout. Glad you finished her through all the obstacles.

Cheers Rob

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Great job. It might be a goat of a kit but that's a superb result, especially the splinter cammo.

Just wish someone would do one of these in 1/32...  hint,hint

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Stunning build!  One of my favorite jets of all time.

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