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  1. Quick project finished today - 1:72 SAAB J-35Ö Draken in special livery "1000 years of Austria". Revell kit (ex-Hasegawa) + Eduard PE set + Master Pitot tubes + some scratch. Thanks for watching!
  2. After the JA37 Viggen (link), Jetmads is working on a 1/32nd Saab J35 Draken resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/JETMADS2016/posts/927187554870197 V.P.
  3. MikroMir is to release 1/72nd Saab J-35 Draken kits. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/pfbid0Rtqzz7F68CrKYxVLaEzKT71YbyThkdiCc1uHxPLRTh1gGR3iRiFxgMmvzpLC5L1Zl 3D renders V.P.
  4. Dirty Danes (PV-004-48) Royal Danish Air Force Dark Green Cold Warriors 1:48 Paulus Victor Paulus Victor are a relatively new company, and have a unique aspect to their products that include a slew of background information and technical assistance to the modeller that often hasn’t been available in the same envelope with decals before. They provide stories, not just decals in isolation. Their packaging is also unique, with a high-quality feel to everything, and attention to detail evident in every aspect of the set. They arrive in a thick Ziploc bag, with a folder that contains folded instructions that are larger than A3 when opened, showing the seven subjects printed across the two A4-sized sheets, and a fold-out half-sheet that contains additional information and small detail photos for your reference. The subjects include a single-seat F-100D and two-seat TF-100F Super Sabre, a single-seat F104G and two-seat TF-104G Starfighter, A Hawker Hunter F.Mk.51, a reconnaissance RF-35, and F-35 Saab Draken to round out the collection of aircraft that Denmark operated through their ‘green period’. Sliding the card folder out of the bag reveals the contents and sticker, the folder itself covered in additional information that should be useful in helping you paint and decal your chosen subject. The painting guide helps you through the painting of these aircraft, some of which were “zapped” by ground-crews of other NATO nations when they visited them for exercises. Although the aircraft were bought from their manufacturers and nations as particular variants, they were adapted by Denmark either initially or as they went through service, so there are differences between their aircraft and those that pop out of the box from the various model manufacturers. You can build the following from the included decals: Hawker Hunter F.Mk.51 41H-60268 E-409, 724 Esk, 1972 Skrydstrup Air Base [Decal Section A] North American F-100D Super Sabre, 55-2781, G-178, 730 Esk, 1973, Skrydstrup Air Base [Decal Section B] North American TF-100F Super Sabre, 56-3996, GT-996, 730 Esk, 1982, Skrydstrup Air Base [Decal Section B] Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, 64-17756, R-756, 723 Esk, 1973. Aalborg Air Base [Decal Section C] Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter, 63-12684, RT-684, 726 Esk, 1981. Aalborg Air Base [Decal Section C] Saab RF-35 Draken, A-112, AR-112, 729 Esk, 1975. Karup Air Base [Decal Section D] Saab F-35 Draken, A-1006, A-006, 725 Esk, 1976. Karup Air Base [Decal Section D] Each subject has notes and small photographs of unique aspects etc., to help you with your preparation, painting and application of the decals. Each type is discussed in detail in the text portions of the instructions with additional drawings, photos of parts of the airframes that were different from the originals, and even the intake of the F-100 intake, which the various model manufacturers seem to have trouble depicting accurately, whatever the scale. The key take-away is that you are given the information that you need, and you can use it to make your model more accurate. The additional bonus sticker of a worn Danish flag can be utilised in a diorama, stuck to your spray booth or anywhere else for that matter. The decals themselves are printed on two almost square sheets of blue decal paper at a high resolution that renders all the stencils legible, providing you have good enough eyesight and a grasp of English, as even the Draken’s stencils are written in the lingua franca of aviation, which is kind of an ironic phrase under the circumstances. They have good registration, sharpness and colour density, and some fine yellow stripes that can be used to wrap the pitot probes of the Drakens. Individual decals are included for variations on the airframe’s livery for maximum detail and with minimal carrier film all round. There are links to some shortened YouTube videos for the all but the Hunter to help you chose the best colours and shades for your model if you are planning on going for the ultimate in accuracy. Just in case you’re new to waterslide decals or would like to refresh your memory, there are a set of general decal handling and application instructions printed on the rear of the folder, guiding you through the preparation of the surface, the decals and the application of setting solutions, plus how to seal them for posterity. There is also a section on the practice of “zapping”, showing some pictorial examples and advising that there are some bonus decals to allow the depiction of aircraft with other codes, and another section that discusses the Olive Green SM/67 that was used throughout the period, and how it can appear to be entirely different shades depending on the light, the age of the finish, and the surroundings. The accompanying photos show just how different they can appear. Conclusion Decal sheets usually come with brief instructions if any, so Paulus Victor is a breath of fresh air, giving you plenty to read, plenty to help you create a more accurate model, and plenty of advice on how to make your painting and decaling process more satisfying and realistic. The sheet is available in 1:72 in addition to the 1:48 set we have reviewed here. Click the link below for more information, and details of how to order. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Here's my finished Finnish Draken Kit is Hasegawa and the scale is 1/72. Decals are a mix of Galdecal and couple other random sheets to get most of the decals I wanted or close enough correct decals. Plane in question is Finnish J35S Draken in march 1984, DK-215 - this is the same individual plane that later got painted in rather striking black and yellow farewell scheme in 2000. Quite faded paintjob apart from the tail section which has been recently replaced. Aftermarket parts include resin seat, Kuivalainen PE parts and Maestro pitot tube. Painted with Vallejo acrylics and weathered with Flory washes and oil paints.
  6. If I don't enter this now, I'll never get started soooo.... here we go. Hasegawa's 1/48 SAAB J35 Draken. I don't know if I'll be doing anything super extra. from what I can see this model is pretty solid as is. But you never know with me. Lets see what we got to work with. Let the show begin!
  7. This will be my entry for the 'special schemes' section of this GB. The Hasegawa kit looks pretty nice in the box, it's a special edition that gives you 2 kits and the decals for both the blue and yellow aircraft. I will be doing the blue one and maybe if there is time the yellow.
  8. Source: http://www.greenmats.club/forums/topic/7435-skale-wings-172-saab-tf-35 V.P.
  9. Hi. The first completed model in almost a year. Draken in the colors of the Austrian Air Force. The model is made of the well-known Hasegawa kit. From the Eduard limited edition kit, I added decals and some distinctive parts. Model painted with Tamiya, Gunze and AK Xtreme metal paints. Details painted with Vallejo and Model master paints with a brush. Weathering made with oil paints for artists.
  10. Time to throw my hat into the ring with my choice for this GB which I have been looking forward to since the last one finished, as I built a Swedish subject last time I thought I should choose one from one of the other eligible countries. This lead me to choosing a subject from Finland and one that I have wanted to do for a while, a Draken. Unlike a certain Australian member of the forum who posts pictures of kits downloaded from the internet and claims to have them in his stash but never actually builds them I do have one in my stash and enough (for me anyway) goodies to make a half decent Finnish machine. So we will start with the usual box and un-touched contents pictures; You will notice that this boxing is for Swedish machines and as such only came with markings for them, fortunately a couple of years ago another member of the forum who had the Finnish boxing wanted to build a Swedish aircraft so we swapped decal sheets and copies of the painting guides, a win win situation for us both. Hear are the decals and one of the painting guides; As you can see these are the earlier large national markings, and the ones that I like the best. The only additional goodies that I will be using on the build are a quickboost ejector seat that come with the belts moulded on (much better than trying to work with etched brass as far as I am concerned) and a set of brass probes by Master; I hope to be able to make a start on this one very soon in between working on my Hs-126, thanks for looking in and as usual all comments and criticisms are gratefully received. Craig.
  11. Super Étendard : Link to Super Étendard : http://www.britmodel...showtopic=79182 Étendard IV Link to ÉtendardIV : http://www.ffaa.net/...ard/gallery.htm Lockheed Neptune : See through Mirage F1 : Wing : Draken : Note that the nose gear caliper has been unclipped and the gear reversed, as to enable towing. More : http://www2.capitole-kit-club.fr/walkarounds/draken/
  12. In the summer of 1985, while I was stationed at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, my squadron hosted members of the Danish ESK-729 RF-35 Draken unit. They brought several jets to Spang. I almost got a ride in a 2 seater but the weather that day was below their weather minimums. Hey, it was Germany, not California. A couple of weeks later I was lucky enough to take one of our F-4Es to Karup AB, Denmark and spend 2 weeks there. I think we took 6 jets and 10 crews, plus a maintenance unit. Good times... Since then I have wanted to build a model of the RF-35. Hasegawa is the only option in 1/48th, and it's a pretty good kit. Great detail, nice fit but not perfect, the right parts for a Danish Draken (mostly). I started the kit about 7 years ago then got stuck on what shade of Green to paint it. I looked at a build review on Modelling Madness, compared photos, tried various shades of Testors Model Master and Tamiya. Then it was time to move from Houston, Tx to the Portland, Oregon area, so the kit went into the box and sat for 4 years. I finally pulled it out last month and pressed on. My memory of the Drakens on 1985 was that they were an olive drab, very glossy, and very clean. Airliners.net has some excellent phots that show several different shades of green, depending on the lighting and camera settings. I ended up going 50/50 Testors Model Master enamel Green Drab 34086 and Olive Drab 34087. I think it looks about right from my memories and available photos. Of course I always kick myself for not having a decent camera then and taking more pictures. I have none of the exchange visit. To try to make the kit a bit more accurate I bought a set of Eduard resin Danish Draken pylons. The kit pylons are incorrect for the Danish jet. I used kit decals except for the "slime light" formation light strips. Almost all kit decals have these as a bright yellow. They are a dull yellow. I have a very old decal sheet from Detail & Scale that has light strips, in 1/48, for several US jets of the 80s, and a 4 x 4 inch section of solid formation light color. I was able to use this to cut out the Draken wingtip light decals. I also used the Master brass pitot and AoA probe. Apparently I made a mistake when ordering these since I ended up with a 1/72nd scale set. It took over 1 month to get them from an online shop so I used them anyway. The AoA probe is probably the same part in all of the sets and the pitot boom is maybe slightly short, but it looks ok as is. For all but the forward looking angled camera windows I used Micro Kristal Klear (white glue) to make the camera windows after all painting was done. I had one near disaster when attempting a panel line wash, but fixed that problem, mostly, and pressed on. I'm happy to have this kit completed and joining my other 1/48th kits on the shelf. Hope you like it, I haven't seen many of these very cool-looking jets on the model forums.
  13. Hi. This is an old one back on 2013 and it is the last 1/48 kit I did ( I'm just starting a new project in 1/48th, and I'm been having lots of fun 😀) I usually prefer to build WWII subjects; planes and warships. But any now and then I do something different to my comfort zone and that has a bit of an interest for been "different" . The Saab 35 Draken was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The distinctive design incoporate a "double-delta" configuration, with one delta wing within another large delta. The inner wing has an 80° angle for high speed performace, while the outer 60° wing gives good performance at lower speeds. Propulsion was provided by a single Svenska Flygmotor RM 6B/C turbojet. A ram turbine, under the nose, provide emergency power. The Hasegawa kit has very good quality and fit and to add a little bit more movement and detail I've cut the aileron, flaps and rudder and did a bit of scratch to cover the open holes exposed in the fuselage once I put the flaps in the down position. I was quite happy with the result except for a bit of silvering in some of the decals, and regretting haven't added more detail to the cockpit. This model represents a Finnish version HävLLv 11 1984, DK-201 Cheers, Jorge
  14. Finished towards the end of 2018, this was a kit that I'd had in my stash for close to 10 years. Had held off on building it telling myself "one day, when I get better at this hobby and won't make a mess of it". Finally got tired of waiting and just bit the bullet. As I recall, the build was relatively trouble-free and I really enjoyed seeing it come together. I built the Austrian Air Force scheme because it was the only one available from the box, I did not manage to source alternative decals in time. Since then I've managed to get my hands on the more recent boxing by Hasegawa, this time with Swedish markings - can't wait to build and paint that one! This is a completely OOB build, weathering was kept subtle as I read somewhere that the Austrians kept their jets pretty clean. As always, thanks for looking
  15. Hi, Here is my Hasegawa J35F converted into a J35B from F18 Wing that was located just south of the capital Stockholm. The plane represents R57 from the Swedish Air Force Acrobatic Team 'Acro Deltas' back in 1964-65. The early J35Bs were then finished in a bare metal finish. Some after market from Aires, Eduard and Mestro Models was used togheter with a scratch built bang-seat, as the early J35 had no parashute built into the seat. The metal finish is made with different shades of Aclad II and the rest is painted with Gunze and Valejjo and weathered. The superb decals are from Twobobs. Thanks for looking Cheers! /Fred
  16. Here's my Saab J35A Draken "19", of Flygflottilj 13, Swedish Air Force, NorrKöping, Sweden, early 1960s. It's the Miniwing resin 1:144 kit which I built in 2010. The kit was completely painted and varnished with brush. I used Humbrol 27002 Polished Aluminium for the main metallic finish and dry-brushed Humbrol 56 Flat Aluminium along panel lines. The markings are sadly poor because of the decals which Miniwing used to have. I had no alternative replacements so had to make do with them. Thanks for looking and comments are welcome. Miguel
  17. Good morning, well, after a "little" break (house building, lost mojo.....) i´ll get back - here´s my latest model Saab Draken J35 XD in danish service Eduard Kit Eduard RBF tags Coastal display case Tamiya Colors i hope you folks like it, happy i´m back at the modelling bench! Cheers, Oliver
  18. Well, it's finished! A most coulorful addition to my cabinet.. For the build look over here:
  19. My new project is a bit more colorful.. Maestro, I decided not to use this.. life's all about choices.. easy, this one.. although I ended up using a Quickboost seat with belts already fitted.. not the correct IP for a Danish RF-35.. a piece of plastic to allow better fit.. XMM Air intakes with Fan, just because one can.. Seat in Alclad 101.. Eduard Color Self Adhesive PE.. tainted to a darker and better looking dark green FS34079.. first colors.. seat is finished.. cockpit is now dull.. with some scratched cameras inside.. droptanks in progress.. resin intakes, a moderate amount of TLC required.. this antenna was not on a Danish RF, another one was, supplied by Hasegawa too.. the gun bay inserts didnt quite fit, probably because of the resin intakes or my fault.. extra work.. a shear-out lock made from copper wire.. the wing can be made to fit very nicely! the vertical stabilizer doesnt quite fit perfectly.. typical RF nose with 6 scratched cameras.. I love this shape! I dropped the nose on the floor.. the hardest to reach cameras needed to be glued again..l I broke open the nose carefully.. good, this will fit later.. WIP.. some additional work on the gear.. you get the picture.. made from brass wire this time.. et voila.. still not to my liking.. neither are the gun bay inserts.. after some CA glue/talcon powder and TLC..better!..
  20. Hello, The one and only kit I've managed to finish this year. 1/72 Saab J35J Draken: kit by Revell, photoetched by Eduard, Maestro Models pitot tube, Vallejo paints. Decals are from the kit with the exception of the large numbers on wings that were painted with home made masks. Thanks for your comments.
  21. Hello, I’m a new member of this community and I’ve decided to start my first “in progress” topic. Honestly this decision was boosted by the very nice feedback I’ve received after posting one of my models here. The subject is “a Swedish Draken”. I have to admit that I’m not an expert neither on this flying machine nor on Swedish aviation but the memories of my early beginnings in plastic kits are strongly connected to the 1/100 scale Plastikart Draken. That was a different era, today the hobby looks more like OEM work but I do not regret it (I’m old, with job wife and kid and free time should be used efficiently, isn’t it? Too much talk, what do we have? The Revell/ Hasegawa kit (as you can see in the picture) and few “supporting” products: photoetched set and canopy masks from Eduard and turned brass Pitot tubes from Maestromodels. I do not want to spend a fortune on this subject so apart from the listed above, paints and stuff only my limited abilities will improve the model. What do I want to do? … the perfect Draken, of course. Honestly, a lot less. Just a Swedish version in “grey colours and bright orange numbers” As I said I’m not an expert so your support is highly appreciated. If you know something please say it here. I’ll try to transfer all that info into my model. Let’s start with my (first) questions: 1. Any know issues regarding the geometry of the kit? 2. My experience with Revell decals is mixed – are the decals in this boxing of any use? Do they respond to the “setting stuff” or I have to consider aftermarket decals? The big number on the upper wings is not an issue as I’ve already decided to replace it with masks and paints. 3. I’m considering Vallejo Model Air paints for this; any known recipes for the two grey shades out of Vallejo Model Air range? Venceremos, mack NB: for the moderators; considering the documentation component of this build thank you for moving the topic to a different category if you consider necessary.
  22. Three new ex-Hasegawa re-boxings with Saab J-35, Macchi MC.202 Folgore and Harrier GR.7. by Eduard in 2016. Source: http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/distributors/leaflet/leaflet2016-02.pdf V.P.
  23. next new-tool 1/72 kit from Hasegawa is a Draken III: http://hlj.com/product/hsg28/Sci and Bandai already released 1/72 transformable Draken III this month: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10394143
  24. The Hasegawa Draken is one of those kits that is just a joy to build: accurate form, good fit, great surface detailing. This one is augmented with Eduard J-35 Draken details (mainly cockpit and wheel wells) and masks. The downside with Hasegawa kits of this era are the decals: thick, with the white rendered in ivory and the Draken is no exception. I had been planning to build this as an Austrian J-35O (with an IPMS Austria decal sheet) until I picked up the Flying Colors Aerodecals J-35F/J decals. This sheet is a big improvement on the kit decals and enabled me to build this as a J-35F2 in the original Swedish camouflage colours, which look good to me. The Rb28 (Hughes AIM-4D) missiles are from a Hasegawa weapons set. I know the trailing edge control surfaces should be angled slightly down but I can live with it and I’m happy with the overall result. Chris PS The khaki green looks a lot browner in these photos than it does in real life, even though they were taken in natural light!
  25. Hi Guys, I will be building a 1/48 Hasegawa Saab Draken. The box is the special version of the Austrian version. I will build it in the colours of a Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) F-35 Draken. This is the Ground attack version.I have some extra parts to go with it. Here are the goodies that will be used: Aires set 4374 J35F/J cockpit set Aires set 4390 Draken reconnacance conversion Eduard set FE417 J35 zoom set Finemolds set AC-90 Pitot tubes & AOA probes in metal Maestro set K4804 Jettisonable tanks x 2 Maestro set K4806 Jettisonable tanks x 2 Maestro set K4827 Danish Pylons x 6 (not arrived jet) Maestro set MMK4834 Saab WDNS Draken nose Maestro set MMD4803 decals for some Danish Drakens Quickboost QB48188 Air scoops Let the pictures talk. The box. And the spues. And now the extra goodies. And the decals used. As it is not recommended to do a party model, I will use some of the decals of this sheet to make a ground attack version. And the last two pictures are for the Hasegawa armament set's that I am going to use for the bombs and Bullpulp rockets. I have also ordered a set of danish pylons. That I will pick up next week at a friend. Cheers, p.s. just found out that the after market tanks are the wrong ones. I have ordered a new set.
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