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Tarangus Saab viggen 1:72

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Hello, 

I'm very excited about this GB. When I visited Copenhagen last summer, I stopped at a wonderful hobby shop called Stoppel Hobby. It was a pretty amazing place, just like the rest of Denmark. 
While there, I wanted to get something Nordic, so I picked up the Saab Viggen, by Tarangus. 

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I kept putting the project off because I was trying to figure out the best way to paint the splinter camouflage, but a few days ago I found that DNModels produces a masking set. I typically forego products like this, but I think for this one, I'll treat myself. 

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So stay tuned for this project to begin in a few days. I just need to finish rebuilding my work area, first

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Nice to see how the masks work. Have fun with your build :)

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welcome along with one of everyone favourites....a Viggen!

 

I'm very interested to see how the 1/72nd version of this model build, the 1/48th.....well let's just says it's an "interesting" build.........I don't want to put anyone off! :D

 

I used the 1/48th masks for when I built mine. They don't give you any help or guide on how to do the masking at all. I went from light to dark which is the normal way to do camp schemes, but boy it's hard work! From that experience I would be tempted the next time to go the opposite, from dark to light. It sounds odd but as you lay down the masks and paint it all makes sense. I used this method many years ago on my "Splinter MiG-21".

 

Whichever way you go, just ensure the paint you use is super thin, else you'll get ridges on the edges of the masks. Mr. Paint Lacquers have a nice range of colours for the Viggen, it's super thin paint (airbrush only) and just gives you an amazing finish.

 

Good luck with the build, the paint job will be a wee challenge but so worth it in the end, I really look forward to seeing her in the gallery.

 

Here's mine done with Mr. Paints 

 

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I’ve lost count how many Viggens we’ve now got on here already, although I’m sure no ones complaining as it’s such a great aircraft. It’ll also be good to see this 1/72 version with masks being built and a nice plug for Stoppel Hobbies which appears to be a must do shop visit for anyone visiting Denmark. 
 

Cheers and best of luck.. Dave 

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A Viggen in splinter camo; no matter how many there are in this GB there will always be room for more and never be enough :wub:

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And I finally got started tonight. I finished rebuilding the craft room over the weekend (see my thread in the Stuka GB fir details) and had a happy evening at the work bench.

 

I'm afraid I didn't do much, but I did glue together the five part ejection seat. My example had a blemish on the seat, which I glazed over. I took the opportunity to build up the cushion a bit, as it seemed narrow.

 

Now I need to find some good photos of the real seat to see how the harnasses and belts were arranged. I'll be scratchbuilding some from wine bottle foil.

 

 

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This is my best approximation of the real seat. Nowhere near perfect, but probably good enough, once the canopy is on.

 

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Exellent choice,and i reckon the box art is superb on this👍

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Very nice seat!
Don't forget the VERY prominent safety handle on the head box now :)

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6 hours ago, Christer A said:

Very nice seat!
Don't forget the VERY prominent safety handle on the head box now :)

Yes - was about to say the same thing :) Not sure if comes with the kit - but should be easy enough to make from a wire.

 

Good looking seat!

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Looks good enough to me :thumbsup:

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Finally, an update!

 

I have finished out the cockpit. It was a slog as I had no motivation at all to do it. It's funny, the cockpit used to be my favorite part of the build, now it's like give me a good instrument decal and let's go! 

 

So this one is a little half-assed, but it's good enough for me.

 

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that cockpit looks pretty good from where I'm sitting!

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I have been so slow with this.

 

I got the forward fuselage halves together, and I'm not feeling overly inspired.

 

I simply could not find a way to get these to fit well.

 

Yuck!

 

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The other side is a touch better, but not much. I tried reinforcing the joints from behind to make them less flexible for filling, but we'll see what happens.

 

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A good start with the cockpit. I too have the same finish with the seams on the Fwd fuselage, plus a few other joints.

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don't worry they're just as bad on the 1/48th beast as well!

 

Good to see there's progress on this build.

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