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PostPosted: July 15th, 2017, 6:08 pm 
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This is going to be where I park the pictures of any builds I'm doing, starting with this rather fetching Heller Saab J-29 Tunnan, the 'Flying Barrel' which will be in UN colours from the Katanga War in the early sixties. Recently I bought the DP Caspar decal set on this strange and largely forgotten war after reading Andrew Hudson's Congo Unravelled, and I'm going to start working my way through it starting with this classic French plastic.
So far I'm at this point:
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and it was almost trouble free. This stopped at the point of getting the nose on, as you can see a fair amount of filling, sanding and rescribing was involved, but I suppose without that sort of thing we're not really modellers.
Wings are going on tonight; watch this space.

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Nice start.

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I did this one a few years back. It´s a cool little plane!

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Well tidy start.


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A little more progress:
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Hardly any filler needed on the wings, which is quite impressive on plastic from 1979. Either it's trying to lull me into a false sense of security or it really is a good kit.
Onto the tricky bit now; masking and painting.

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I rather like the look of that Saab

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That's starting to look sweet. I like the Tunnan. One of those aircraft that sort of looks ugly but sort of doesn't.

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That is a fat little fecker. Seems appropriate. :lol:
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Gregers wrote:
That's starting to look sweet. I like the Tunnan. One of those aircraft that sort of looks ugly but sort of doesn't.

All the best.

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To me there's no 'sort of'; it's ugly......

But a good looking build none the less :grin:

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That is a fat little fecker. Seems appropriate. :lol:
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Cheers Ian. I love you too, mate. :ha:

So, further progress:
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Until someone who specialises in the Swedish AF tells me otherwise, this is the scheme that the Swedish UN complement wore in Congo. Although they arrived in theatre in NMF (another project for another day), some were overpainted from local paint stocks to which the sand coloured 'worms' were added later. Pretty, eh?

Watch for more updates soon.

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All wormed up!

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Time for varnishing.

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Very nice.

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Interesting scheme 8-)

I've always thought it looks like a guppy!

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Very cool - I'm currently building the 1/48 Hobbyboss kit of this aircraft - I was thinking of doing the same scheme.

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Very cool - I'm currently building the 1/48 Hobbyboss kit of this aircraft - I was thinking of doing the same scheme.


It would probably work better in 1/48th - my airbrush won't go fine enough to manage the worms so I had to brush paint. On the original they were just random lines sprayed over the camo with a full size airbrush.

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