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  1. Antb

    SAAF Gripens

    Thank you for this. They do look really good but the cost plus shipping charge makes these mega expensive. I'll give them some thought
  2. Nice subject John. I built this in 24th scale 4 years ago, it does look nice when it's done. Here's a few bits that might help? Pic of EP436 And some info from the thread I posted before I started the project. Some interesting things came up. My thread
  3. Antb

    SAAF Gripens

    Thanks very much. Those bomb racks do appear quite a common thing on SAAF Gripens. I cant seem to find any and there's no aftermarket ones that I can find anywhere either.
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    SAAF Gripens

    You would think they would carry them, photos are scarce aren’t they. I think I’ll load it up with 4 GBU-12’s and 2 x Iris T’s just because it would look great. Thanks for for the help and pointers
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    SAAF Gripens

    Thank you, I hadn't seen this before now.
  6. Antb

    SAAF Gripens

    Thank you, that's really helpful!
  7. Antb

    SAAF Gripens

    Hi Guys, Im soon going to be making a start on Kitty Hawk's 48th Gripen A/C and wanting to model it in the markings of the SAAF. Having carried out numerous searches online of SAAF aircraft i have come up with loads of images of them flying without ordnance. I like to model my aircraft carrying something (because its cool) and so was wondering what a "typical" SAAF loadout would be. I am aware that the Gripen can carry a wide variety of ordnance and there are loads of images of Czech and Swedish aircraft carrying lots of types of ordnance and could model the SAAF aircraft carrying what ive found in these images, but i would like to build something that is fairly accurate to the SAAF. I am looking to place an order for the right fuel tank(s) as am aware the one in the box isnt quite right and do like the idea of some AM ordnance too. I'd, therefore, be really grateful if someone with some knowledge could point me in the right direction. Many thanks Ant
  8. Looks great so far. It is a lovely little kit, looking forward to seeing your progress
  9. Id quite like to join in with this one if i may please chaps? Currently got a C and a J in the stash and hope to have a few more by the time the build is due to start.
  10. Thanks for the pointer. I did use scale plans and don't recall seeing anything on there otherwise they would have been in. I can live with them not being there though.
  11. Hi folks Here's my most recent completion that I wanted to share with you all. This is Airfix's 48th Scale P40B Warhawk finished in the markings of the Royal Egyptian Air Force from 1942. I wanted something a little different and as I have an interest in the war in the desert this was definitely that. I have riveted the kit and created masks for the insignia. Other than that the build is out of the box. Painted with Mr Hobby lacquers, priner was AK filler and microphone in grey and weathering was abteilung oils and flory washes. Aerial wire is by uschi van der rosten. I'm happy with the way this one turned out and it looks good with my desert Mk V spit. As always feedback is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the photos Ant
  12. Nice work Martin, you arent half getting through some kits!
  13. This looks great! It's a great kit, really enjoyed building mine last year. I'd do another one.
  14. Looks great, and with a load of aftermarket to boot. Cant beat a phantom!
  15. Thank you Pete. The navy ones do look nice, if I did one again it would be in those markings. Bet it was great seeing them flying, I would love to have done, just born a bit too late...
  16. Crikey. I wasn't expecting so much information, thanks everyone. @Troy Smith really interesting stuff especially that the markings were painted on before they got shipped across. Jure, these are superb and just what I'm after, thank you! Thanks everyone, certainly some food for thought!!
  17. Howdy folks For my next project im going to have a cracking at Airfix's 48th Scale P40 Warhawk. As I like to do something a little different I'm looking at building the aircraft AH965 flown during the battle of Moscow in the Winter of 1941-42 in a white distemper camouflage scheme. My question being this: i have seen multiple drawings of this scheme online and there are 4 versions of the underside colour. These being Sky type S, brilliant Blue, White and Dupont Grey; does anyone know which of these (if any) is actually correct? Personally, I'm not too fussed but it would be nice to have an idea before I crack on. I also assume that the white would be painted over the existing camo, would this be Dark Earth, Dark Green or olive drab? I'm also planning riveting the kit as its completely bald on this front, so will be looking for some plans to see where the rivets may be. Anyway, grateful if anyone know the answer re the underside. Cheers
  18. PM models have it other than that I've not seen anywhere yet either. Eagerky awaiting the big H putting it up This is interesting as we don't yet have a RRP do we?.
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