SAAB Viggen – Airfix 1/72, 1971 kit + scratch
[21Nov2018] Build update: As the 1971 decals weren’t tip-top shape, I had to make my own. The tail ones were missing and I put them yesterday. Now she seems like the depicted prototype.
Another vintage kit (1971)…
The plane depicted here is a prototype, not a production one, as one can tell by the shape of the wings and markings, for instance.
The kit is nice, although it required some putty. I built a cockpit as there was none (unfortunately I have no pictures, just the try out at the begining) as well as some other details, and improved others, like the air brakes. I’ve done some riveting too, acording to some photographs I’ve got.
It was my first experience with aluminium paintings and had some troubles taking the photographs as the light reflects too much, creating more contrast beetween the panels and the panel lines than in the model.
Had much fun doing this building, hope you like 😀
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