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Steve Oakson
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COVID No.1- Seversky J9

December 24, 2020 · in Aviation · · 6 · 2.4K

With the COVID shut down and general caution with life, I have been able to complete a number of kits- all 1/32. Some where started prior to March and completed beginning in March. This was the first. Started in 2016 and on the SOD due to a move. This is the Williams Brothers P-35 kit that underwent conversion to a Swedish J-9 (-35A): lengthened fuselage, added detail to cockpit, wired engine, added nose and wing armament details, added detail to landing gear and wheel wells, and added fuselage starboard window with interior detail. Tamiya, Model Master, and AK paints. Archer surface detail decals were used for rivets and surface hatch covers. Lots of work, but turned out ok.

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  1. Great looking Seversky.
    You done an excellent job on the camouflage. I like it a lot

  2. That kit is a Real Beast just to do OOB - with your extra work, you've made a real masterpiece.

  3. Great looking J 9 fighter. 3rd division at F 8 wing, Barkarby, just north of Stockholm. I used to hang around this air force base in my youth, watching the J 35 Draken fighters start in tight formation with full afterburners on. At high level they criss-crossed the blue sky with contrails showing the dog fighting exercises. Now most of the base is built up with shopping malls, IKEA and family houses.

    You managed to get the wing number on the fuselage right: many put the digit to the aft OR in front of the crown mark on both sides as they don´t know it was the norm to display it to the right on both sides between 1940-44.

  4. This is an amazing result out of a very difficult kit, Steve.
    Well done!

  5. Great build, Steve.
    That paintwork is indeed fantastic.
    An unusual build.

  6. Excellent! Love the subject, the scheme and the detail work. Well done!

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