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  1. Hello everyone. First, thank you all for the numerous orders, emails and messages. Dirty Danes set is almost sold out and I am thinking whether or not I should print a new round... I will see. On the other hand, I see that many have already started work on making new models of Danish planes, but I also see that Draken is causing the most problems. There were a lot of messages and questions about the correct kit version. If you want to make a completely accurate variant of the Draken, you need to spend some time researching. Here is a small guide, I hope that this could help. If you don't take the accuracy of your kit seriously, just move on and skip this text. The Danish Draken is a very complicated subject from a modeling point of view. There are several variants that have been modernized over time with smaller interventions, but also, there was one large modernization. ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜: The first step in choosing a subject is to try to find as many photos of a particular plane in as narrow a time period as possible. There is no need to buy a first available model kit and a bunch of accessories before studying the photos of the desired subject. RDAF Draken is basically a Saab 35XD, an export fighter bomber version of the Saab 35F. At first this new version was called the 35X, but after it had been adapted to meet the Danish specifications, it became designated by SAAB as the A35XD (Attack aircraft type 35, Danish Export version). But you will hardly find a kit box containing the XD variant. The reason for that is that three basic variants of the Saab 35XD were produced. The Danish Air Force itself chose to use the designation F-35 for a single-seat attack version. The reconnaissance version S35XD became RF-35 and the two-seater Sk35XD became the TF-35 in Danish service. The Saab 35XD was heavily modified to make it into a fighter bomber aircraft. Based on the J35F fighter airframe on the outside there was absolutely no change other than smaller details (such as antennas), but the inside was different. The internal structure was stronger. Wings were upgraded to carry higher loads. ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜: Use different weapon pylons for Danish Draken... Usually available as an aftermarket set - you will not find them in a box. Also, take care and follow the correct antenna placement. Original early fighter bomber variant is the only Danish Draken that can be an easy build. Early reconnaissance variants, however, will be a problem. The original Danish early RF-35 nose type is not available in any boxing or aftermarket set known to me. You will need to do some surgery on a Danish late type RF nose if you want the correct "early type" appearance. Here is where things start to be complicated. Over the years some 500 modifications were carried out during its service life of 23 years. During the 1970s the Danish Drakens received new altimeters, US ALR-45 radar warning receivers (later upgraded to ALR-65) and chaff and flare dispensers in their tail cones. ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜: In this phase, all Drakens were in their initial configurations, but with some bells and whistles added. Original nose types, but added formation lights, antennas, dispensers and similar. Check your reference materials and compare them with what is in the box. During the 1980s the Danish Drakens got an upgrade called WDNS (Weapon Delivery and Navigation System). This upgrade most notably included a Marconi 900 Series HUD and a Ferranti LRMTS (Laser Rangefinder and Marked Target Seeker) which required a new nose to be installed on the F-35 and TF-35. This nose was similar (BUT NOT THE SAME) as the one used on the RF-35 but lacked camera windows on the side. The RF-35's nose was also modified. Electronic warfare capability was also improved as the Danish Drakens were fitted with ALR-69 radar warning receivers (with six antennas on the vertical fin, two on each wingtip and two under the nose) and the ability to carry ALQ-162 jammer pods under the wingtips. The last upgrade was completed in 1986 and updated the systems for weapon aiming and navigation accuracy to a similar capacity of the Danish Air Force's General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons. ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜: In this phase ALL TYPES OF DANISH DRAKENS GOT NEW NOSES and a lot of new equipment. It is really difficult to identify every single component. Check your reference materials and compare them with what is in the box. In fact, it is probably easier to build late type RDAF Draken since most of the required parts are available in various kit or aftermarket boxes. RDAF Draken could carry a wide array of NATO ordnance, such as 10,000 lb (4,535.92 kg) of NATO bombs, but also LAU-10 5โ€ Zuni rocket pods and LAU-3 2,75โ€ rocket pods and AGM-12B Bullpup missiles. For aerial combat it featured two 30 mm ADEN cannons (one on TF variants) and could also mount two AIM-9B Sidewinders (later AIM-9N2s) on the furthest hardpoints. The RF-35 could not equip the AGM-12B Bullpup. Sometime during their service life the rest of Danish Drakens also lost their ability to mount AGM-12B Bullpups. ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐——๐—”๐—™ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ/๐Ÿณ๐Ÿญ - ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต๐Ÿฏ: F-35 โ€“ Fighter-bomber version ESK 725 Code letter A- and numbers from 001 โ€“ 020 RF-35 โ€“ single-seat reconnaissance version with a camera nose ESK 729 Code letters AR- and numbers from 101 โ€“ 120 TF-35 โ€“ two-seat trainer aircraft with only one cannon ESK 725/729 Code letters AT- and numbers from 151 โ€“ 161 ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜: NOSE TYPE, NEW WEAPONS PYLONS, antenna layout, vertical fin top, wing tips, chaff/flare dispensers, formation lights, correct wheel types, correct cockpit type (as close as possible), correct jamming pods for the time period. DONT USE short tail cone and short intakes, very early (empty) fin tops, early canopy type. Feel free to comment if there is a mistake or similar, I will update this text then. Also, feel free to discuss or make some recommendations which kit for what... Take care and enjoy. http://paulusvictor.com/
  2. Hello guys, here they are, finally done. DIRTY DANES in 1/72 and 1/48 are officially available. Although they have been ready for some time, I had a lot of pre-orders, so I didn't have time to announce them. I did not expect expect so much interest for this subject - 1/48 set is already on low stock... Why Dirty Danes and why is this the biggest set Iโ€™ve ever made? The initial idea was simple, to make a semi-generic set with which almost any Danish plane painted dark green could be made. Royal Danish Air Force began to paint its aircraft in the standard colour known as SM/67, olive green (matt), during late the 1960โ€™s. This colour was very effective against Danish landscapes. Even though it is finished in just one color, the paint faded quite rapidly and unfortunately gave the aircraft an untidy appearance, although they were in fact very well maintained. After some time in service, the paint was usually touched up, but the weathering effects and consistent โ€˜touch upsโ€™ inadvertently resulted in a unique camouflage pattern. The worst weathering was probably caused by the fact that the aircraft were mostly parked outside in the elements, specifically during the harsh Danish winters. The weak matt paint durability problem was solved during the late 1970โ€™s when aircraft were re-painted in an extremely gloss variant of the same colour, but this clearly reduced the camouflage efficiency due to the monotone high shine of the aircraft surfaces. However, entering the topic, the madness combined with insomnia began. I discovered a lot of zapped Danish planes. The idea turned from a very simple one into a day and night research of a planes with zaps. I just had to find quality reference materials for 6-7 zapped planes that would not be just ordinary generic dark green Danes. โ€˜Zappingโ€™ is an old tradition among air forces, where a graffiti, slogan, sticker or emblem is applied to another units aircraft, in the spirit of rivalry and humour. This can be another squadron or even another Air Force. Zaps were very popular during the Cold War (mostly in Western Countries), early โ€˜zappingโ€™ could be considerable and in many cases the applications were causing significant paint damage to an aircraft worth millions. Later zaps were used only in the form of an adhesive sticker or small painted emblems. Some countries removed the โ€˜Zapsโ€™ as soon as possible, but the Danes had a sympathetic & tolerant perspective on the practice. Some โ€˜Zapsโ€™ have been present on Danish aircraft for many years. Many thanks to Jens Jensen and his friends for their help, advice and support. Without them this project would not have been so extensive and interesting. WHAT IS IN THE ENVELOPE: โ€“ Decal set for 7 โ€œZappedโ€ RDAF dark green aircraft options: Hawker Hunter Mk.51 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter North American F-100D Super Sabre North American TF-100F Super Sabre Saab F 35 Draken Saab RF-35 Draken โ€“ Bonus decal sheet that gives you more build options โ€“ Background stories, history and details โ€“ Photo quality profiles and instructions โ€“ Aircraft detail guide โ€“ Colors, painting and weathering guide โ€“ Story about โ€œZappingโ€ โ€“ Small sticker โ€“ Related video links โ€“ Personal notes area Very limited edition Find out more: http://paulusvictor.com
  3. Dear friends, thanks for the great interest. "Dirty Danes" are available, but I haven't solved the preorders yet, and new orders are just coming so I just can't find a time to announce them appropriately. I'll try do it this week. ...never had such a big interest for a decal set so far. Looks like 1/48 set could already go down to low stock.
  4. Yes. One of my future projects for sure.
  5. Hello dear friends. The interest for these Dirty Danes is much higher than I expected and many are interested for updates on this project... and here it is... I made several test prints and I am very pleased with how this has turned out so far, but I still want to work on some details. I donโ€™t want to put them into final production until Iโ€™m completely satisfied. I will give you more data when ready...
  6. Thank you all guys. The set is really not ready for anything more than just a rumor about it lol. I will give much more info when everything will be ready. In the meantime, feel free to follow this dedicated PaulusVictor BM section. I will put more stuff there soon. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/731-paulus-victor-decals/
  7. Hello dear friends, Here is something new and very special, but also far from over... DIRTY DANES - Royal Danish Air Force DARK GREEN COLD WARRIORS RDAF began to paint its aircraft in the standard colour known as SM/67, olive green (matt), during late the 1960โ€™s. Even though it is finished in just one color, the paint faded quite rapidly and unfortunately gave the aircraft an untidy appearance, although they were in fact very well maintained. The weak matt paint durability problem was solved during the late 1970โ€™s when aircraft were re-painted in an extremely gloss variant of the same colour, but this clearly reduced the camouflage efficiency due to the monotone high shine of the aircraft surfaces. This set will give you options to build almost any Dark Green aircraft in Danish service, but there will be 7 very special subjects - zapped Danish warriors. โ€˜Zappingโ€™ is an old tradition among air forces, where a graffiti, slogan, sticker or emblem is applied to another units aircraft, in the spirit of rivalry and humour. Some countries removed the โ€˜Zapsโ€™ as soon as possible, but the Danes had a sympathetic & tolerant perspective on the practice. Some โ€˜Zapsโ€™ have been present on Danish aircraft for many years. Special thanks to Jens Jensen for the generous support and information. Because of this COVID situation and many other problems, there is no exact date when these sets will be available and price is not determined yet. http://paulusvictor.com
  8. From now on - You can follow PaulusVictor on Instagram too https://www.instagram.com/paulusvictordecals/
  9. MiG-23MF Flogger-B (2666), Syrian Arab Air Force, Hama AB, Syria, 2017. Hello dear friends. This is the first bonus subject for the PaulusVictor Syrian Veterans set. You will not find instructions for this one in your set, but you can use available decals from the envelope to build it as an alternative to existing subjects. MiG-23MF 2666 was based at Hama Air Base, served during Syrian conflict for many years and was visible on several video clips from the period 2014-2017. In every single available video clip or photo 2666 was primarily dedicated to air-to-ground operations, armed with unguided bombs and/or forward firing rocket pods. This MiG-23MF just like many others has been repaired with a spare canopy from another MiG-23MF. It is easy to recognize the different color shades. This MiG-23MF had an improvised paint scheme, but the colors were more or less standard. You will find more info about the colors in the instructions of the Syrian Veterans decal set. NOTES FOR SCALE MODELERS: Most of the MiG-23MF kits just like every other MiG-23 version in all scales have some serious shape and detail accuracy issues. Check your kit and compare it with photos and drawings. The usual problems are in the nose area, shape of the intakes, tail shape, air brakes, panel layout and similar. You will find some footage of this MiG-23MF in these videos: https://youtu.be/DF7N-sjrJkk https://youtu.be/X-Q4FZTEDbs Available PaulusVictor sets for this aircraft: 1:72 SYRIAN VETERANS 1/72 PVโ€“001-72 1:48 SYRIAN VETERANS 1/48 PVโ€“001-48 1:144 Syrian Sky part 1 1/144 PV-010-144 (with additional numbers) Many thanks to Tom Cooper and Luftwaffe A.S for the help. paulusvictor.com
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