Jump to content

1/48 Saab B 17A by Tarangus - released


Bjorn
 Share

Recommended Posts

Source: https://www.facebook.com/tarangus/posts/2414916681906867

 

Quote

We have added a corrected instruction for the TA4809 Saab B 17A to our website, which is downloadable.

We have also added a walkaround section of the Saab B 17C which can be found at the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping, Sweden.

http://www.tarangus.se/instructions-ta4809/

http://www.tarangus.se/walkaround-saab-17/

 

TAR.jpg

 

V.P.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...
  • 10 months later...
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Homebee said:

great news, saves me lots of work!

I guess @Antti_K will be delighted as well ;) or you may even be the root cause for this product! :)

 

 

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 months later...

Source:

Quote

Two new conversion sets for the B 17 have just been released! Now you can make the SB 17B (float version) and the B 17C!

You can find both conversion sets in our webshop

http://shop.tarangus.com/front-page/saab-17c-engine-conversion

http://shop.tarangus.com/front-page/saab-17-floats-for-out-b17-model

 

159564546-173976821203581-58496609740948


159016024-173976927870237-30721626041203

 


158742595-173977061203557-80877295753141


159217741-173977174536879-69044677244195

 

V.P.

Edited by Homebee
  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some new Maestro sets

 

- ref. MMK4917 - SAAB B17 prop hub 

https://www.rebell.com/saab-b17-prop-hub-tar.html

 

- ref. MMK4931 - Måldragarwinch för SAAB B17

https://www.rebell.com/maldragarwinch-for-saab-b17.html

 

- ref. MMK4935 - Bombgaffel för SAAB B17 

https://www.rebell.com/bombgaffel-for-saab-b17-3d-print.html

 

- ref. MMK4936 - Detaljset för SAAB B17

https://www.rebell.com/detaljset-for-saab-b17-3d-print-se-info.html

 

- ref. MMK4937 - Skis for SAAB B17

https://www.rebell.com/skidor-for-saab-b17.html

 

V.P.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 10 months later...
1 hour ago, Mike Esposito said:

Has any one built this? Is there a build review?

 

Heard detail is lacking for such an expense kit. 

Would you actually consider building one?

Here is a build thread:

For short run kits it seems rather great!

You can't expect Tamiya quality for such obscure and low volume kits... 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Mike Esposito said:

Has any one built this? Is there a build review?

 

Heard detail is lacking for such an expense kit. 

 

 

I took these photos at a model show, October 2021.

 

Click on image, then on 'Full resolution' at the image hostig site.

 

20211030-131025.jpg

 

20211030-131035.jpg

 

 

 

20211030-131458.jpg

 

 

 

20211030-131606.jpg

Edited by New Tool
  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Mike Esposito said:

I was referring to this article: 

 

 

What is your point then?

You either want one and can be happy there is one that can be build build to a great standard or keep your focus on the price :(

 

maybe if keeping your eyes open you will find a cheap second hand version one day...

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, Mike Esposito said:

Has any one built this? Is there a build review?

 

Heard detail is lacking for such an expense kit. 

I'm building one right now.

It's a short run kit and as such the quality isn't at an Eduard standard obviously.

The details are soft, missing and in many cases wrong and the fit of the parts is not great.

is it overprized for what you get, probably yes.

BUT and that's a big but, it's the only way to build a SAAB 17 in 1/48 scale unless you want to scratch build one.

And with a bit o TLC  it can be made into a good looking replica of the real deal.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, dragonlanceHR said:

What Flarpen said. Bang for buck ratio is very low. But I have a soft spot for the designs with weird undercarriages.

Well, the SAAB 17 has a very simple U/C solution and the U/C cover doubles as a dive brake during dive bombing.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, flarpen said:

Well, the SAAB 17 has a very simple U/C solution and the U/C cover doubles as a dive brake during dive bombing.

 

 

It was well demonstrated at Duxford Flying Legends a few (10-15?) years ago, and I was very happy to be able to witness this flight. No doubt there are numerous images and videos of this strangely unique dive brake undercarriage, so I won't search for my own.

To me it seems strange that it is unique (is it?). You would think that such a brilliant solution would become standard.

 

SAAB-B17-02-Flickr-Ragnhild-Neil-Crawfor

 

Strangely elegant and beautiful, in an ungainly way.

 

Dive brakes are also the front undercarriage fairings. 

 

It's a Transformer!!

 

.

Edited by New Tool
  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Braking by undercarriange during dive bombing was used with e.g. the Vindicator, but I haven’t seen any other types actually designed for it. Designated dive brakes seems a bit more.. controllable and won’t give innecessary drag while not braking. Dive bombing fell out of fashion shortly after anyhow.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, dragonlanceHR said:

What Flarpen said. Bang for buck ratio is very low. But I have a soft spot for the designs with weird undercarriages.

Wow! I'm the same! That's why I want one! 😁

 

There's the B variant at Model hobbies. Wanted the A. 

Just bought the Dora J9 and the XA2D Skyshark! The wife won't like another 80USD purchase! 😓

Edited by Mike Esposito
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...