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1/72 - Saab JAS-39C Gripen by Revell - released

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Are we sure this is a new tool? Looks like a refresh of an earlier mold to me, with some new parts. Much of the joins are the same, with potentially the same issues.

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Are we sure this is a new tool? Looks like a refresh of an earlier mold to me, with some new parts. Much of the joins are the same, with potentially the same issues.

Yes I thought the same, the dodgy fit of the under fuselage and the air brakes looks rather like the italeri attempt to me.

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remember this is a test shot , lets hope the production batch is better . I've waited a long time for this .

Glenn

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Are we sure this is a new tool? Looks like a refresh of an earlier mold to me, with some new parts. Much of the joins are the same, with potentially the same issues.

Definitely new. Parts breakdown different, sprues different. And it is a 'C' model, the Italeri is an 'A'

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I've been looking forward to this release for a long time. Are those two wing tanks on the sprues? The wing tanks and centerline tanks have very similar shapes. And is that a recce pod of some sort on the main sprue?

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Hopefully it's the built, because those seams look rather nasty, especially the 'we'll give you a two seater as well' one at the spine.

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I am always perturbed by pictures of test shots builds as they always seem to be slapped together. Surely it would have been better to take a bit more care putting it together (if possible) to show it in a more positive light.

As it stands now I will wait until one appears in WiP until I purchase one.

Robert

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It's true, this doesn't seem like a careful build - strange, especially since it is the first example shown to the public. Even the vortex generators are placed vertically rather than at an angle.

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I'm a bit worried it will be a difficult build with such a complicated fuselage breakdown. Revell did this on the Corsair as well, a lot of inserts and that kit apparently suffers from fit problems as well. The test build seems to support that. I'm still curious about the final product , hope we'll see an independent review soon.

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Looks very nice. Out comes the wallet again ready for its release. Will they do an NG variant.? And a two seater.

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Parts breakdown points to a 2 seater release surely. Front fuselage and cockpit parts grouped on one sprue and 2 seater canopy gated off on the clear sprue.

Can't wait for these

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I'm a bit worried it will be a difficult build with such a complicated fuselage breakdown. Revell did this on the Corsair as well, a lot of inserts and that kit apparently suffers from fit problems as well. The test build seems to support that. I'm still curious about the final product , hope we'll see an independent review soon.

This weekend I saw a test-shot and talked to the builder. According to him - and from what I saw, the fit is good. The fit of the front and rear halves is supported by the mail wheel bay, a normal builder will have no problems to get a good fit here.

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