1/48th JA-37 Viggen
I bought this kit when it was first released, but it stayed in my stash for a long time, because, quite frankly, I wasn’t sure my skills were up to the task of recreating the iconic splinter camouflage. And frankly, there was no way I was going to build a Viggen and not do that camouflage scheme.
In my humble opinion this kit is simply spectacular. The fit was superb, and the molding sublime. The only upgrades I added was a resin ejection seat from Pavla, that was actually part of a cockpit set for the old ESCI kit. I didn’t think the resin pit was much of an improvement over the kit, so I only used the bang seat.
Even though I possessed a mask set from “Gator Masks” for the splinter camouflage, I was still apprehensive. Yet I threw caution to the wind and jumped in with both feet. In the end, I was really happy with the camo scheme, but even with the masks, doing it was nerve wracking and time consuming.
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