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  1. Hi All, One new jet added into my collection! And this is the one I wanted to add for quite a long time because it's Swedish, it's from early jet age, it has centrifugal engine, and it's a twin-boomer. So win-win-win for me J21R was not super successful or super numerous aircraft. Neither it had a super long career. However this stands among those first generation jets that opened jet age for pilots and engineers in their native countries. I have a soft point to that era of aviation so very glad I now added this jet to the collection. I had a thread in WIP section on this project so there are some insights on construction. In general I did not find construction process too challenging. Even alignment of booms was not complex. Decent Czech short run with only reasonable dry-fitting required, nice perks in the box such as resin wheels, rich PE fret. In fact this can be called an OOB build as only contents from SH box were used except for manually added pitot tube (the kit's one was super-thick) and also an antenna on the starboard wing made with fishing line. Paints used for the scheme are Hobby Color H309 for green and H53 for grey. The scheme I used is for F7 S├ątenas wing circa 1953-54. As far as I understand this was a fighter-bomber wing and J21Rs of that wing would normally be armed with gun pods or rockets which was making them A21R really. J21R is definitely not the most ordinarily looking aircraft. And honestly I was not perceiving this as 'beatuful'... But after putting this on wheels and placing it on the shelf - WOW! It is actually a very appealing bird! Look at these a little more 'artistic' photoes: And finally there are some group shots. With another Swede in my collection: ...with it's British stablemate ...and full collection of twin-boomers from my cabinet Hope you liked it! Kind regards, Dennis
  2. Hi everyone, Next WIP I'm going to post here would be for a fighters duo from Flygvapnet. J21R - a Special Hobby kit and J32B - Tarangus kit. Two boxes have been in my stash for about 4 years and now seems it's time to open'em!!!
  3. Hej, and Aha! ( perhaps, given we are in Sweden rather than Norway, that should be Abba!) Well I had to. I've always had a soft spot for the J 21, ever since buying the Heller kit back in the 80's when i were a lad, so when I saw that Pilot Replicas were working on this model- it sort of went to the top of the list. I can't do box lids or sprue shots alas ( principally 'cus I've already cut lots of bits off) but if you want to see them - looketh here my lad: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967733-148-saab-j-21a-3-by-pilot-replicas-released/page-2 From a modellers point of view - what you get in the box is very very nice. very neatly moulded grey plastic - that's reminiscent of current Airfix or Italeri parts; so this isnt short run at all. Overall its very impressive. Cockpit detail is all injection moulded save for some etch belts, and is pretty detailed. I'll be adding a few things based on photos, but I expect a resin & etch set will come out soon. Decals for the instruments would have been a nice touch though Decals designed by Radu Brinzan I think, printed by Cartograph are glossy, and seem a little thick on the sheet - but time will tell. Full stencilling plans are given, with 3 marking options - and there seems to be some confusion between the guide and the photo of the built up model on the instructions as to which machine carries the top triple crown roundels! Instructions and marking guide a printed on high quality glossy stock and are very full, but i feel some of the instructions could be clearer - as its not very apparent, for instance, exactly where the UC legs locate ( and enlargement of these areas would suffice). Colour callouts are clearly indicated and given in Tamiya, Humbrol and FS numbers where appropriate. Sprue gates for the wings are a long flat type, which if you score along with the tip of a scalpel come away beautifully cleanly. I've cut and taped main components together to check fit - which seems pretty good - though there are a couple of areas to watch - which I'll come to as & when. The last two pics highlight a couple of things already mentioned on the linked post: namely the rather strange rhomboidal representation of the fabric covered rudders and elevator, and the fact that the nose cannon isn't actually on the centreline - its slightly offset to starboard. Accuracy wise - well the MMP book has 1/48th scale plans, and comparing this to them the model seems pretty Ok. However I should caution that the plans have no printed scale to check their printed fidelity against - so its all a bit moot. The overall look is very much right though- for what thats worth Onwards then into SAAB-land Jonners
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