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  1. Here's mine as a last summer. 20220730_124921 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I think I've added around 10 more since that. So I'm nearing around 200 unbuilt kits as of now. /Bosse
  2. Hi. Let's have a pre-weekend on my progress during the week. During the last few days I've been busy with: Matt coating the S31. 227 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr The J26 has got the gloss black base colour in preparation for the natural metal finish. 228 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I've glued the rocket pods for the Viggen together, sanded and polished them. And I've also primed them as well as the cockpit parts and the prop for the J26. 229 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr On the Viggen I'm working on replacing the plastic pylons with Maestro's "improved" version. 230 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 231 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And during the week I took delivery of the first batch of my paint racks. 232 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I plan to paint the racks in a glossy white paint before I'll put them together. I also took delivery of a kit I've wanted to build since I was a kid. The Regal Ship Wasa in 1/144 from Airfix. 233 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I remember this kit from the seventies as one of the Holy Grail kit that I wanted as a kid. But I never got it, my best mate did and I don't think I've ever been so envious before in my life. But I don't think he ever build it. And looking in the box I wonder if I'm not insane for giving it a try. 234 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 235 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr All parts has to be cleaned and scraped from flash, then there is the vacuum formed sails and the rigging to do. And the rigging you have to do by yourself with thread and a jig supplied in the kit. I think I'll start to clean all the 64 bronze canons this evening, it'll take some time I think. Then I've got to learn how to do the "wood" painting of the hull, and then all figures in gold and other ccolours. I've planned to visit the Vasa Museum tomorrow, but the weather forecast isn't in my favor at the moment, so perhaps I'll re-schedule it for another weekend. I'd like to have a lot of own pictures of it to work with. And the wife and eldest son are way for a weekend in Berlin this weekend, so if I and the other youngsters don't got to Vasa Museum this weekend I guess I'll spend it at the bench instead. It's been quite awhile since I had a whole weekend to my self. To be continued..... /Bosse
  3. Thanks for your advice @Swiftnbold, and I'm not going to take it as a negative, quite the opposite. I know that I pooled the paint, and I've learned from it since applying the paint. On my Sk50 in my ongoing Multiple Mega build I used 7-9 light covers of yellow to get an even coverage. /Bosse
  4. Good one Christer. And I was just looking at an AJSH Viggen from F10 wing loaded with 4 Sidewinders and a pair of Rb15F's and think that would be cool for my ongoing Multiple Mega Build. Well I guess it's back to the original plan of an older SH37 with just the Ska24 camera, one Sidewinder and two Rb04's then. Good luch with your build. /Bosse
  5. Hi. Monday and time for a new update. I've now moved my paint shop from the kitchen, to the livingroom with the approval from the family. I'v bought myself a collapsible camping table measuring 80x60cm. 218 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And I put it behind my work table, beside the windows in the livingroom. 219 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr My spray booth is still an old moving box, but I'll replace it with a proper one as soon as I can. The wrench is a great tool for opening paint pots. 220 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And now I only have to turn around from the bench to get to the paint shop. 221 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr The moving boxes in the background isn't there of my laziness, since we got our flat back from the builders in November. The boxes contains all my books, and they'll will be moved into our new library in May when my daughter is moving out from the nest. Her old room will be turned into a library when she has vacated it. In the library we'll have two reading chairs, a small table and around five or six book cases. I've rescued two chairs from my mothers furniture that my brothers didn't want. During the weekend I've started to glue the Sk60 together. 222 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And I've sanded and polished the seams on the J26. 223 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr The J26 has also got a black primer. Today I hope I can put on Xtreme Metal Black Base in preparation for the natural metal colours. 224 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And I've finally started on the Viggen. I think I built Esci's Viggen in 1980, or 1981. That was the last time I built a Viggen, so I guess it's time for a new one now. I've trimmed the details from the cockpit tub since I'll be using the PE parts included in the kit. 225 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I'm also using a resin seat from CMK in this build. 226 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr To be continued..... /Bosse
  6. Thanks for the review Mike. One more kit to the stash. /Bosse
  7. It sure reminds me of the UAE camo. https://www.globaldefensecorp.com/2020/09/25/uae-to-sale-its-f-16v-fighters-to-potential-buyer/ /Bosse
  8. I'd say that this is a new camouflage compared with the ones Bahrain already have. Many thanks for the news, one more Viper to the collection. https://www.adhrb.org/2015/08/senate-resolution-wont-impact-anti-isil-coalition-signals-need-for-more-reforms-in-bahrain/ /Bosse
  9. Hi. Another weekend has come and gone. I didn't have that much time for building this weekend. My brothers and I are clearing out our Mothers apartment before we can sell it. And this time I went to the city dump two times with things none of us wants. The little time I had left for building was spent spraying my Sk50 yellow. 208 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I'd sprayed a very thin layer to start with, and I had to lay seven layers of paint before I got a full cover. Must remember to lay a pink base next time I'll do a yellow/orange aircraft. 213 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 214 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I've also been working on the wing roots on the J26. I filled the gaps with small pieces of plasticard, and the smeared some PPP on top of it. 215 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 216 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 217 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr The plan for the coming week is to spray the S31 either Matt or Satin, clear coat the Sk50 and put on the decals and finally start on the Viggen. To be continued..... /Bosse
  10. Hi. The team of nuclear physicist are still on the job continuing tinkering with Tsar Bomba according to the specifications received from Stavka. Two bands of Duraluminium has been added to the bomb case 059 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr To be continued..... /Bosse
  11. Wow Anders. That's one very nice J21 you've got there. I love the paintwork. /Bosse
  12. Hi. Here comes a totally unplanned update. Yesterday I had the intention to start on the mighty Viggen, but thing got in the way. First I had some more sanding to do around the canopy on the Sk50 (no pictures) And then the J26 was in the way on the worktable, and I wanted it out of the way. But apparently I've glued the wing in the wrong place, I guess it should sit a bit further back. So now I've got to fill, putty, sand and polish quite a lot to get this to look right. 205 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 206 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 207 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And then the question if this kit could still be done in NMF, or if I should get new decals and do Blue November (Blå Niklas) from F16 Wing at Uppsala instead using this sheet from Moose Republic Decals. We'll see in a few weeks time which way I'll go. To be continued..... /Bosse
  13. Hi. As I said yesterday I had some parcel to pick up with some new goodies for the worktable. Fist one containing some sanders and a new bottle of Tamiya Extra Thin. 195 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And some Israeli desert colours. 196 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And some greys for the Greek Ghost camo, and other schemes such as modern German Typhoons/Tornados. 198 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr The second parcel contained my AJ37 Viggen. 199 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And I went all-in with resin goodies for it. 200 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I'll be doing this one as an early natural metal version based a F7 wing, i.e. the boxart minus the German Zappings. And I'll arm it with 4 rocket pods Bofors m/40, i.e. 24 135mm rocket. It's a bit funny that Maestro resin is cheaper to get in Poland, than at the manufacturer here in Sweden. 201 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr New and corrected pylons, also from Maestro. 202 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr Improved thrust reversers and control surfaces from CMK 203 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr Resin wheels and ejection seat, also from CMK. 204 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr I had planned to start it right away yesterday, but a snowstorm hit Stockholm yesterday and it took a bit longer than planned to get home from work yesterday. But I'm planning to get right into it this evening. To be continued..... /Bosse
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