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Wee Beastie

1/48 Tarangus Saab JA-37 Viggen

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My next build, a 1/48 Tarangus JA-37 Viggen.
Plenty of aftermarket, to build a research and development version. 
This will also be my first proper commission build, which I am very pleased to have been offered.

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May I sit in on this one good sir.

It`s one plane I have had an interest in for a while now.

 

Looks like a nice lot of goodies to add.

 

Simon.

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Great project and I look forward to seeing the result.

 

We desperately need a Viggen in 1/32 !!!

 

Gary

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Oh that paint scheme is going to be fun!  Looking forward to the build...

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Awesome assort of aftermarket bits, Ian! Would you please care to briefly describe each one of them, kindly?

I'm peeping the goodies on my mobile phone and, for some strange reason, I'm unable to enlarge the piccies... :hmmm:

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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Are all the aftermarket bits necessary to make it accurate or just embellishments?

 

John

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On 4/28/2019 at 4:52 AM, Uncle Uncool said:

Awesome assort of aftermarket bits, Ian! Would you please care to briefly describe each one of them, kindly?

I'm peeping the goodies on my mobile phone and, for some strange reason, I'm unable to enlarge the piccies... :hmmm:

Cheers,

 

Unc2

 

Thank you.

 

I took a photo of the package slips, if that helps.

 

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On 4/28/2019 at 6:40 AM, Biggles87 said:

Are all the aftermarket bits necessary to make it accurate or just embellishments?

 

John

 

All these pods were part of the research flights, and were all fitted at once. There's a diagram of the load out in my initial post.

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Great! The mighty Viggen, but with a twist! It's not often you see a JA37Di configured for recce like that but then again this was one of the test and evaluation aircraft for all the Di-editions that were all the rage during the late 90:s and beginning of 2000.

Have fun!

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Seat completed, along with the cockpit, and undercarriage struts. I’ve added some lead wire to the struts, for the pipe work. 
Resin control surfaces also fitted, to the wings.

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Post shading completed, both light and dark shades, and the port-side of the tail fin painted blue.

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That's very impressive Ian! I like when a modeller uses photos of the real thing to get the paint and weathering spot on. Well done🙂

 

Kind Regards,

Antti

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Great paintwork!

Maybe the blue is a bit light but then after a clear coat this might change:)

 

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Looking nice Ian, great job.

 

Simon.

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4 hours ago, exdraken said:

Great paintwork!

Maybe the blue is a bit light but then after a clear coat this might change:)

 

 

It’ll be the lighting bleaching the colour, making it lighter. It’s actually a little darker than the photo suggests.

Having said that though, after being stood for a while, the blue fades quite a bit. 😉

 

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About to start the decals, and I decided I didn't like the decals for the big wing numbers. They were going to cover too much detail. 
So, using Tamiya masking sheet, I made up some masks, and airbrushed the numbers. I used a base coat of Hataka Orange Line lacquer International Orange, then misted a couple of light coats of red. I also did the tail numbers too.
Photos taken on my camera-phone, so aren't good quality. 

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Panel line wash applied, and some fuel stain wash underneath, then a coat of matt applied. 
The last part of the weathering has been achieved with pastels and pigments.
The fuel tank, the pods, and the AIM-9P's, are finished. The AIM-9's are from one of Meng's weapons set, and are incredibly detailed.
Going to start attaching the undercarriage next.

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Over the years I have probably read everything that can be read about Viggen in "the available" literature, been on a number of treaties on the Viggen system, met a lot of Viggen pilots and met some of the people at SAAB that worked with the development,  but that JA 37 would have been used with these surveillance systems, I have never heard or read something about. In the case of the canisters KA and KB, they was not used on the JA version, SAAB introduced the JA torch trap (BOY) on the underside of the wing and for chaff this was on the rear edge of the missile rails (BOL).

 It has probably not been a realistic load option on the JA 37Di in the Swedish Airforce, but one should sometimes not be too sure of their thing, so I leave an open back door to someone who has more knowledge than I do.

 

Except this about the load option it’s a realy nice model of the Viggen. Put some AIM-120 on and you have a super nice model.  

Keep up the good work.

 

Nicklas Karlén

IPMS Sweden  

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Incredibly well done. Love that paint job. :)

 

Not sure why you would want that bird with those thing son - but why not? Definetly unique and looks cool! Pretty sure your customer is going to be very happy none the less!

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Oh man, this looks better and better! Very lifelike. Brilliant work.

 

Kind Regards,

Antti

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14 hours ago, Nicke06 said:

Over the years I have probably read everything that can be read about Viggen in "the available" literature, been on a number of treaties on the Viggen system, met a lot of Viggen pilots and met some of the people at SAAB that worked with the development,  but that JA 37 would have been used with these surveillance systems, I have never heard or read something about. In the case of the canisters KA and KB, they was not used on the JA version, SAAB introduced the JA torch trap (BOY) on the underside of the wing and for chaff this was on the rear edge of the missile rails (BOL).

 It has probably not been a realistic load option on the JA 37Di in the Swedish Airforce, but one should sometimes not be too sure of their thing, so I leave an open back door to someone who has more knowledge than I do.

 

Except this about the load option it’s a realy nice model of the Viggen. Put some AIM-120 on and you have a super nice model.  

Keep up the good work.

 

Nicklas Karlén

IPMS Sweden  

 

Thank you for your insight Nicklas.

 

All I can say is the information I was given, from the guy who commissioned me to build it, comes from a friend of their’s who lives close to where 47 flew from, and has seen this load-out. It’s was done to test fuel consumption.

As you say though, "one should sometimes not be too sure of their thing". Being it’s a test and development airframe, it is possible this load-out was trialled. 

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Ian, Just done a catch up and it's looking very nice indeed.

Modellers get slated for doing a finish like this, yet there are the pictures of the real thing for evidence.

As for the load, if that is what the man wants, that is what he gets. He is paying for it. That's how I worked when I did commission builds.

It is possible that all these things were fitted together for an open or press day at some time.

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Ian, Just done a catch up and it's looking very nice indeed.

Modellers get slated for doing a finish like this, yet there are the pictures of the real thing for evidence.

As for the load, if that is what the man wants, that is what he gets. He is paying for it. That's how I worked when I did commission builds.

It is possible that all these things were fitted together for an open or press day at some time.

 

Thank you Pete. 

Like you say, it’s what the customer wants. As for details, as long I’ve done the best I can, in terms of what was requested, and the client is happy with the results, then that’s good enough for me. :)

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