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  1. The Swedish-built single-engine trainer Saab 91 Safir made its first flight in November 1945. The Safir resembled the German Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann due to the fact that the two planes were designed by the same person, i.e. the Swedish Anders J. Andersson. A total of 323 Safirs were produced in five different versions. The Finnish Air Force used a total of 36 Safirs between the 1960’s and 80’s. When the planes were phased out, 14 of them were sold for civilian use. Saab Safirs were also used in the Swedish, Norwegian and Austrian Air Forces. I built my model from the Swedish Tarangus kit, which was of very good quality for a limited-run kit. The model was easy to assemble, although some puttying and sanding was needed. One challenging part was getting the one-piece canopy sit seamlessly on the frame. Since the model is very rear-weighted, a lot of extra weight had to be added to the nose. I also purchased a Maestro Models photo-etch fret and painting masks for the canopy and I scratch built a lot of extra details. Perhaps the most challenging part in painting the model were the red day-glo areas. I first primed them with white Tamiya fine surface primer since the day-glo paint is very translucent. For the paint I used Vallejo fluorocent red. I covered the surface in several thin coats and in the end the painted areas looked ok in my opinion. I primed the machine with Mr. Surfacer 1000 and then sprayed the surface with Alclad White aluminum. After attaching the decals, I covered the model with Mig’s satin acrylic varnish to achieve the right sheen of the Saab Safir’s aluminium body.
  2. See what came today from the big Hannants!: I could not resist and open it immediately! will be in Austrian Airforce colors, I guess I will search for decals in the decal stash... should not be too hard I hope! if not, Brentair decals does complete ones.... was called Eierspeis Bomber because of its color afaik https://www.gotech.at/saab_91d_safir.htm https://www.gotech.at/saab_91d_safir_3f-sj(c)bundesheer.jpg should be simpler than the Viggen take off project! that is what you get a quick cleanup in order to check shapes cheers, Werner
  3. a proper Easter entry here 🥚 🐰 Eierspeisbomber Saab SAFIR Austrian Airforce - Luftstreitkräfte Österreichisches Bundesheer Tarangus plastic 1/48 Maestro PE, Masks IPMS Austria roundels and some numbers/letters in decal form WIP in the GREAT and HUGE Nordic Group build here: ingredients: the PE cockpit can be seen quite clearly, so worth the extra expenses and effort in my opinion° that is the all revealing super zoom but still and here she resides for a month now
  4. see what I dug out this afternoon for some reason I could not find the resin canards/ fore planes replacements I should also have somewhere... maybe with the attack version kit? - strange.... hope they will turn themselves in not too soon I plan to do it in full burner take-off configuration just after lift off, as seen personally at Airpower airshow in 2003 at Zeltweg Airbase, Austria... https://i.pinimg.com/originals/af/9b/a0/af9ba06fd189d4dbdd25eb6b39387ede.jpg some reference photos, not mine, but I should have a similar one, of course lower quality and still analouge somwhere as well https://www.airliners.net/photo/Sweden-Air-Force/Saab-JA37D-Viggen/377751/L https://www.airliners.net/photo/Sweden-Air-Force/Saab-JA37D-Viggen/739958/L https://www.airliners.net/photo/Sweden-Air-Force/Saab-JA37D-Viggen/376792/L https://www.airliners.net/photo/Sweden-Air-Force/Saab-JA37D-Viggen/374781/L decals are a bit of a problem for this scheme.... there is a great build in 1/72 here on BM, going to take as much as possible... if you have any idea, how to proceed with decals or custom masks of the belly insignia, would be very much appreciated! not started as of yet, just glanced at the many sprues I am not gonna use all of the above stuff, not sure about the Pilot Replicas seated Viggen Pilot, somehow does not look like a tall, big Swede... 2 sets of tyres---- flaps? RAT! yes pylons?... cheers, Werner
  5. more or less finished finally! some fast pics, more, in hopefully sunny Austrian Skys to follow soon build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234943730-saab-105oe-sk60-trainer-172-decals/?hl=saab hope you like this small little bugger!
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