Saab J 35Ö Mk.II Draken – Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte Fliegerregiment 2, 1. Staffel
Bonjour chers imodelers,
This is my rendition of the Saab J 35 Draken, under the colours of the Austrian Air Force in 2003. The model is the one from Eduard/Hasegawa with photo-etched parts, resin parts, adhesive masks and Cartograf decals. I just added pitot tubes from Master Model which bring a more realistic finish. I met some fitting issues, as usual with Hasegawa, annoying but not tragic. Some steps in the intructions sheet are foggy or even wrong compared to the real plane. Not serious, Mr Eduard ! I tried for the first time post shading instead of pre shading. I am quite happy with the result, although the varnish had a fading effect.
I like the shades of grey on the Austrian Draken. Except for some details, like front wheel, the overal shapes of the J 35 look to me still modern. This plane was able to reach Mach 2 at a time when there were still few jets that were able to. It was the great period of European aviation with the Mirage III or the BAC Lightning.
I hope you like it, and thanks for watching!
See you soon for another project…
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