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#12/2019

After the Bird Dog, now another contribution for our homeland collection by my dad.

Pilot Replicas kit built oob, MRP White Alu/Dark Alu mix as base colour, MRP White Alu for different shaded panels to have some distortion of the plain metal surface.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235045982-bundesheer148-saab-j29f-tunnan-austrian-airforce/

 

In 1961 Austria bought 30 used Tunnans from Sweden which stayed in service until 1972 when they were succeeded by Saab 105. Some served also as recce birds.
The aircrafts were used by the one and only Jagdbombergeschwader, split into two Staffeln in Styria and Upper-Austria.
 

 

40781034573_89d9e2286e_b.jpgDSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

47694809522_9ba5b2a3a6_b.jpgDSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

40781033783_e787d0470e_b.jpgDSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

32804108687_13f6cb9dc3_b.jpgDSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958196474_3105682ec0_b.jpgDSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

47694807502_2e3166b289_b.jpgDSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958195654_b0472af85c_b.jpgDSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958195314_eb25d58498_b.jpgDSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

47694806562_bac4cdb0c1_b.jpgDSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958194464_da4f7f9b73_b.jpgDSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

47694805972_b17b25d7a0_b.jpgDSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958193644_15013a35a8_b.jpgDSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958193254_5d5cf56186_b.jpgDSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958192824_332118e661_b.jpgDSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958192444_1872fea79b_b.jpgDSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958192084_1a0227473e_b.jpgDSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

40781029263_ebea935d98_b.jpgDSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

40781028933_e12294bd6a_b.jpgDSC_0019 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

47694803012_7bd9306b38_b.jpgDSC_0020 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46958189464_163b6af04a_b.jpgDSC_0021 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

and together with the AZ Model kit

40781027333_ffd41c1a40_b.jpgDSC_0022 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

47694802132_0dec01b421_b.jpgDSC_0023 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

47747570761_ded2f5a2a3_b.jpgDSC_0024 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

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Beautiful Tunnan. Possibly the best I have seen. Lovely NM finish and weathering.

 

I am not an expert but the Pilot Replicas kit looks more convincing in shape particularly around the nose?

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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8 hours ago, Roman Schilhart said:

Looking superb - both of them!

Which one you consider the better kit?

 

Danke Roman!

Definitely the PR kit, quality, fit, detail and accuracy are way better than with the AZ kit.

 

4 hours ago, Baldy said:

Beautiful Tunnan. Possibly the best I have seen. Lovely NM finish and weathering.

 

I am not inexpert but the Pilot Replicas kit looks more convincing in shape particularly around the nose?

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Thanks a lot Malcolm!

Yes, the AZ kit´s nose shape is wrong. Back then my dad used a correction resin nose from Maestro Models but still the shape looked off.

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That really is a fantastic finish. The metal work really stands out. I'm having real trouble with it doing my Me 262s. I'm try to use Vallejo paint for it

 And ended up with a real mess. I'm sanding back now ready for another try. 

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13 hours ago, Greg Law said:

That really is a fantastic finish. The metal work really stands out. I'm having real trouble with it doing my Me 262s. I'm try to use Vallejo paint for it

 And ended up with a real mess. I'm sanding back now ready for another try. 

Thanks Greg!

When Vallejo released the metal color line, my dad liked them and did some models with them. But they are not that easy to handle and the surface doesn't turn out that nice. He doesn't use them anymore.

Nowadays he prefers the metal tones from Mr Paint. They are very thin and have fine pigments, similar to Alclad paints. The end result looks very smooth as you can see here. At the moment my dad builds a Mexican P-47and has used MRP Aluminium too, you can find it in the WIP forum (Aztec Warrior). Besides that he recently started a Mexican Vampire on which he'll use MRP paints again.

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On 5/1/2019 at 11:31 AM, flashlight said:

Very nice! The natural metal finish looks great!

 

Have a nice day!

Nick

 

On 5/1/2019 at 2:37 PM, Ron Pearcy said:

Excellent build. 

 

21 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Very nicely done “Flying Barrel”, i like the pair together. :clap2:

 

11 hours ago, IanC said:

Lovely models. Superb finish on both.

 

10 hours ago, stevej60 said:

Both look super,natural metal beautifully finished. 

 

8 hours ago, Andrés S. said:

Hi Reini78.

Very nice construction and painting.
Very successful the use of different metallic shades.
Congratulations.

 

8 hours ago, F-32 said:

Love them btoh, very cool indeed!

Thanks for likes and comments!!

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On 5/2/2019 at 10:27 PM, Sky Keg said:

Outstanding!!!!!  Excellent results on a very interesting subject. I like it!!!!

 

Best Regards,

Mike

 

17 hours ago, Ham Hands said:

Another great build/builds.

 

👍👍

 

Thanks a lot guys!!

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14 hours ago, stevehnz said:

A simple scheme with not so simple execution, the metal finish is very convincing. Once more, a triumph of modelling from your Dad, Reinhard.

Steve.

 

10 hours ago, John D.C. Masters said:

Lovely!

 

Thank you very much!

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