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  1. There is a pic here: I don't know if it is the same as in the book.
  2. I finished my double build. "Kamikaze" and "Asakaze" from the Asashi newspaper company. "Kamikaze" made a flight between Tokyo and London, for the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, between 6 April 1937 and 9 April 1937 in a flight time of 51 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds, a world record at the time.
  3. Doing some out of the box builds while waiting for inspiration to bring out the saw and cut some plastig up. Fot some reason Hasegawa made a twin pack boxing of this kit and I had an idea of building one in military colours but with the lack of decals I opted for the scheme in the box for both planes. One will be mounted on a stand. It came in an old boxing of a Hasegawa Egg plane. As it turned out I got another "Babs" very cheap and found some decals so I started on a military plane as well.
  4. This is my third Viggen tes plane. The "Lansen Alfa" It was used for testing the Viggen electronics. Previous it had been used in tests of the Draken rocket seats which explains the fuselage markings. A quick built without etch or resin parts. Well that wasn't entirely true. The blue bomb is a resin piece from Maestro models.
  5. I don't think that Esci got their interior right. Both left and right side has two seat rows.
  6. Azur FFROM

    Thanks for the review. Is the scribing template for the new door printed on paper or is it something in a hard material? Interesting that of the six decal versions available, four need the model to be converted.
  7. I have not seen the Airfix kit but have the Esci and I really hate the panel lines on that one. It looks like a checker board and I can't say that I'm to impressed with the engines either.
  8. I know that they are all present in this thread but I thought that I should finish it this way. 37-1, 37-0 and 37-2 all Airfix 37-3, 37-4 and 37-5 all Hasegawa/Frog 37-5 and 37-6 are from Hasegawa and Heller. The red nose is 37-1 after modifications to wings and spine. It is a Matchbox. That is all of the AJ 37 prototypes.
  9. Finally done with the AJ 37 prototypes. Number seven or 37-7. The Heller kit was used as it has the saw tooth wings and the humpback spine. The only purpous built Viggen prototype I'm missing is -8 but that was the fighter prototype. What I have been concentrating on is the attack plane.
  10. Two more. Finally finished. The fourth prototype 37-4 It got a short life. After almost exactly one year it crashed. The forward part of the fuselage could be saved and used to build a new prototype. The 37-7. 37-6 has also been finished. Both are converted Frog/Hasegawa kits. It made the first Viggens visit abroad at the Paris Air Show 1969. Exhibition number 752.
  11. For the 50 year anniversary of the first flight of the Viggen I built two Lansen's used in the test program. First out is a A 32A Lansen "Gamma" used for tests of the Radar and some electronics. It is a Heller 1/72 kit with "Gamma" parts from Maestro Models and decals from Moose Republic (ex. RBD decals) Next is a J 32B used for ejection seat tests. Also a Heller kit that was converted to the Fighter variant J 32B using the conversion set from Maestro Models. I had to scratch build a new canopy and the fairing behind the cockpit and also the kamera pods on the wing tips. The decals are the J 32 prototype decals from Moose Republic and some of my own,
  12. Yesterday it was 50 years since the first flight of the Viggen so I built myself another viggen to commemorate this. Heller 1/72 SAAB AJ 37 in early configuration. It means using the small twin intakes in front of the external fuel tank and the larger fin under the tail. Same as the two seater. Armament are two Rb 05 missiles and two 30mm gun pods.
  13. Thanks for the larger sprue shots. So a Delta 1A is what we get. Perhaps a 1B can be built as well. I haven't seen a pic of the right hand side of that plane but as the 1A and 1C look the same there I guess the same goes for the 1B. This means that to build the 1C from ABA and the Spanish versions a window need to be filled and the door moved.
  14. Looking at pictures of them and the original Frog you can see that there are some difference. The registration letters look different and there ar more decals on the new sheet. Beside from the included paint masks the big improvement is that they are not yellowed
  15. This is interesting even though I have to convert it to build the Swedish one if I can trust the sprue shots. I looks like it is the TWA machine that has been made.