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Z Aviator

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About Z Aviator

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  1. First of all, thanks for an excellent review! Being a Viggen fanatic, having done my military service on the Viggen, I'd like to clarify a few things.. First of all, the lack of weapons isn't that odd. We barely ever flew with missiles! Occassionally a blind Sidewinder on the left air intake pylon, but apart from that, the planes were almost never armed. During scramble missions, only the internal gun was used. Second, DO NOT WEIGHT THE WHEELS!! It was said that what packed the most punch on the Viggen was the tires, as they were inflated with extremely high pressures (due to the high sink rate when landing at short airfields). I don't remember the pressure exactly, but it was HIGH! Third, if you want some references, please check out the Tarangus website. There is a gallery of the pictures I took of 37410 when we started doing the kit. There is also a complete production list of ALL JA37s, with links to images. You can find the references at http://www.tarangus.se/all-new-viggen-model/reference-gallery-ja37-viggen/. Don't forget to like us on Facebook as well on facebook.com/tarangus! We look forward to your feedback! Best regards Fredrik Zetterberg Tarangus
  2. Having climbed around the intakes of JA 37s during my military service I can tell you that there was no paint inside at all, natural metal finish all the way!
  3. Tarangus has just announced that they have been awarded Model of the Year Award in the category Aircraft - Short run. More info here: http://www.tarangus.se/2014/02/14/tarangus-tunnan-wins-model-of-the-year-award/
  4. I'm sorry.. I just have to pick up my jaw from where it dropped to the floor.. I can't believe this build. You're a genius and you must be mad at the same time!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. That looks very cool! This particular Draken flew to all air wings during the disbandment of the third squadron at F10 wing in Ängelholm and I still remember the factory fresh look on it.. On the outside anyway. Last time I saw it, it had had its wings dismantled for storage.. I think it later was transferred to one of the Baltic states, to go in a museum.
  6. I can only agree with everyone else.. I can hardly believe my eyes! This is truly outstanding workmanship! Keep up the good work!
  7. When the Viggen is released, I will add a list of ALL 149 JA 37 individuals and a reference gallery to the Tarangus website (which already contains a reference gallery for the Lansens). About half of the fighter Viggens had splinter camo and the remainder had grey camo. However, some individuals received trial camouflage during the 80's and some of them kept that paint scheme until scrapping (for instance 37328, F16-68, called "White Lady", painted in very light grey overall). I hope this will be appreciated!
  8. Most likely, MPM will scale up their 1/72 kits.
  9. I think you can count on 1/72 scale versions of the Lansen and Viggen eventually. The CAD is already done so.. About the Tunnan, that kit will only come in 1/72 scale, as AZ will release a J 29A/B in 1/48 in a year or two. When it comes to the Sk60, Saab 105, we can only hope that Pilot Replicas will be able to release their kit eventually. The design is beautiful but I understand that they've hit a snag with the intended mould maker..
  10. There are no words to describe this.. I must say that following this build has been a true joy and the end result.. Unbelievable!! It's simply stunning!! I bow to thee, master!
  11. Hmm.. The J 29F is HORRIBLE!!! In order to do a J 29A/B they need to make a new fuselage anyway, along with new wings.. Let's hope they get it right this time..
  12. Still hard to see overall shape.. Can't wait to get mine!
  13. Does anyone know if the 9-12 will be re-released..? I was hoping to get hold of it, but I was too late..
  14. Looking forward to this thread! I have two in the stash..
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