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  1. Thanks Mike, I really appreciate it. Jens
  2. Thanks for the comments. The kit decals are a bit on the thick side but they behaved well in warm water. Jens
  3. Don't make me need more Drakens! Please! Jens
  4. Thank you for all the positive words. Although used for QRA I still don't count the two Austrian special schemes as operational schemes. That said, I think I have to build the Ostarrichi version some day. I can only think of three operational schemes from Sweden; natural metal, grey and the one I have made here. The splinter scheme is very attractive, but that was only a test. Was there another scheme too? Thanks David. I prefer a more subtle weathering than sometimes seen on models. Perhaps it's my personal knowledge on aircraft maintenance that shines through. The kit decals behaved nicely on both models. The trick is to use hot water - at least it was for me. Jens
  5. Thanks for the comments. The Draken sure is beautiful. It's a pity there are so few operational schemes for it though. Jens
  6. Thank you all for the comments. It's the best looking jet right after the F-4 and the F-104. You're absolutely right! Why on earth didn't I notice that when I checked my reference pictures?! Jens
  7. Although finished a couple of years ago I haven't managed to shoot some decent pictures of my two 1/48 Hasegawa Drakens before now. First one is a J35J in Swedish colours. I painted it with Alclad, Xtracolor and Humbrol. Decals are from the kit itself. The second one is this J35Ö in Austrian colours. I used Xtracolor and kit decals on this one. Jens
  8. If you plan on going to the Jutland peninsula you really should visit the aircraft museum in Stauning (http://flymuseum.dk/visitor-infomation). Also, the Garnisionmuseet in Aalborg (https://www.visitaalborg.com/ln-int/aalborg-defence-and-garrison-museum-gdk596531) should be worth a visit. Jens
  9. It's probably Stoppel Hobby you have found. You won't find a bigger shop in the Copenhagen area, and you won't find one with a broader range of kits and accessories either. It's worth a visit whether you buy anything or not. Jens
  10. Problem is, I already moved them of my two first HB A-6As... Here's the first one: Jens
  11. Thanks. I read somewhere (on ARC perhaps) that the inner wing fences had to be moved on all HB Intruders, so I did that on my first A-6A. Jens
  12. Don't forget to move the inboard wing fences to the correct position. Jens
  13. I didn't really cancel the project. It just got sidetracked like so many other projects before it. That said I have decided to build it as a Tiger Meet F-104S. I recently started drawing correct tiger stripes in order to be able to cut masks for them. The decals provided in the Hasegawa kit are not correct. This is the first test cut (in vinyl, but I will use another project for the real masks). I have adjusted the stripes a bit since then. Jens
  14. Thank you all for the comments. Sorry, I forgot to mention that. It's 1/48th scale - my preferred scale. And thanks. I use Model Master airbrush thinner and a couple of drops of cellulose thinner to make sure the paint dries quickly. I cannot say what the thinning ratio is as it varies from tin to tin. I can usually judge it from the type of bubbles in the cup (I put the finger on the airbrush crown and blow air back to mix the paint and thinner. I never measure the amounts I use. Jens
  15. Thank you for all the comments. That is right, Bill. I have a few single-seat adversary Scooters too, and I have more underway. With so many cool schemes it is hard to choose which ones to make. First of all I make sure the paint is thinned adequately - the ratio varies from paint to paint and from tin to tin, but I have developed a good 'feel' for it. Then I go real close and slowly build up the demarcation lines bit by bit while checking pictures to see where to paint (I always do my best to get the demarcation lines as correct as possible). The pressure is around 2 bar, but I use a double-action airbrush (Iwata HP-C Plus) so I am able to adjust the pressure while painting. It usually takes a couple of hours to paint one colour if the scheme is as complex as this one - and I often paint two or more colours in a row. Jens
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