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Italeri 1:48 SAAB JA 37 Viggen


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My first Italeri model and it’s a SAAB Viggen. A little research and I had my doubts about this kit with it being an ESCI moulding with tales of bad fits, poor detail, and wrong tail etc. 
Having made it it came together better then I thought. The kit has both tail versions for the JA and AJ and with raised panels on a relatively old kit the details are lacking but it’s not the worst. 
All the parts did need a good rework for rough edges etc. 
Made OOB and brush painted.

Model did need a lot of additional research for colour confirmations, positioning etc as instructions are not the clearest. 
Main disappointment was the lack of a RAT for when you make it with gear down. (I forgot to make it till I’d assembled the fuselage thus some dodgy fettling) 

As a side note the VHF antennas are missing as it says make your own of which I’m struggling to find something suitable to cut them from. 

 She now joins my other SAABs

ps excuse the quality of the Draken it was a very very early model of mine. 

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