Special Hobby 1/48 AJS-37 Viggen
This was a long project, it began on March 2020 and finished on May 2021, I have always liked the Viggen with its splinter camouflage, therefore I wanted to do this one with all possible improvements. All of the surface received lines of rivets and the needed details or corrections I could find, except for the canards that have the wrong planform on the kit and I also acquired the resin replacements but for my dismay they were too small for my taste, then I had to use the plastic ones. I used lots of resin and metal extras on this lady, aftermarket decals and I scratchbuilt the details on the landing gear and its bays, the starter exhaust and the cockpit. I also printed the stencils in clear decal paper for the load. As you might imagine the painting and weathering was very demanding also. I hope you enjoy these pictures, I tried to capture the beauty of this lady on them.
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