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Bjorn

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  1. Of course I'm in! My stash is full of potential subjects! I just have to decide which one of all my French favourites I'll build. Mirage IIIB, C or E...? Or IV... Or Super Étendard... Or Vautour or even Trident? Or maybe a Citroën DS or Renault 4L...? Vive la France!
  2. It is correct that it was painted this way after it was retired from service, but the aircraft flew at least once. There are a number of air-to-air-photos of it. More: http://ipmsgoteborg.swedishforum.se/t3029p125-italeri-148-scale-jas-39a-splinter-gripen-39131
  3. I would say no. For these purposes, Swedish Air Force mostly used J 35 Draken fighters (and later Viggens). In fact, the J 32B Lansen fighter version was only in service as a fighter for a little more than a decade (after that a few were converted into target tugs and ECM aircraft, J 32D and J 32E). Maybe a few recce missions were made by recce-Lansens (S 32C) in the early sixties, but since S 35E Draken came into service in the mid-sixties, this was the primary aircraft for this kind of missions until they were replaced by Viggens. The reason is of course that Draken could fly with double speed compared to Lansen, which could be useful during these missions...
  4. Great news! But as always, it seems impossible for Kinetic to get a good fit for the canopy. However, I will build it anyway. Norwegian, maybe?
  5. The former webshop where you also could buy kits is closed, but Stoppel decals can now be bought here: http://www.stoppel-decals.dk/.
  6. According to Tarangus, a B 17B release will follow. Resin floats are in construction, so it will be possible to build the S 17BS! A canopy mask is also on its way - thanks for that!
  7. Although the box says B 17A, is seems to me that the sprues also have parts for B 17B. Resin floats for the S 17BS and canopy masks also seems to be released in a near future from sister brand Maestro models - or maybe a separate Tarangus S 17BS release.
  8. The MF spine is too small compared to the bis version. So if you want to build a Finnish MiG-21bis, Eduard's bis with Cold War Studio's resin nose is the best choice.
  9. Very interesting! I can't wait for this one!
  10. In fact, it is a bit wrong. The nosebulge did not exist on early types, so that is correct. But ICM:s nose lacks the "hump": See Cold War Studio resin nose (left) compared to ICM:s original offering below. But this was pretty easy to fix, I just put a piece of sprue at the right place to bend the nose to the correct shape.
  11. Thanks! They are a bit too upright, the plane looks like it is standing in its toes. So i just bent them a little to get a more correct angle. I read this in Airfix Model World, where our friend General Melchett did a great build of this subject. So I trusted him and just compared to the pictures of the landing gears after his modifications.
  12. Here is my recce-Foxbat. I started the build before Revell and ICM released the corrected nose, so I had to fix it on my own. The rest is OOB except for seatbelts and some extra details in the wheel wells and in the cockpit. I also corrected the angle of the main landing gears a little. The first time i tried Mr. Paint colours. (Maybe I could have started with something smaller...). Great to work with, except for the horrible smell! I really enjoyed the build, this is a great kit of an iconic aircraft, one of my all-time favourite subjects! Thanks for watching!
  13. SAAB aircraft: All with nosewheel need noseweight. That is Draken (not so much), Tunnan (plenty!!!), Lansen, J 21, Gripen, Saab 105 (all three normal). But there is one exception: Saab Viggen (any brand) does not need any noseweight (unless you don't fill the rear part with tons of resin).
  14. An early splinter camouflaged SK 37 with yellow fin numbers and unpainted wing edges! Odd but interesting choice! These are seldom seen.
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