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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)
Saab J29 Fliegende Tonne -"Triple build"
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This album is attached to project SAAB J29 F Austrian "Fliegende Tonne".
17. March at 16:43:01 Share
Show 28 previous comments Roland Sachsenhofer
I started this triple-build a few days ago; construction seems not over-complicated and rather straight ahead. The first three picture depict the interior of a Tunnan I would like to build as a weathered "Gate Guard".... therefore it should look rather rotten
I tried to improvise some loose cables and wiring, some of the instruments in the dashboard have been drilled out.
All three models will depict Tunnans in Austrian service.
17. March at 16:52:26
I am completely enthusiastic about these model kits! Accuracy of fit, joy in the meaningful detail and a quick assembly are "built in" here. I prefer not to save on bow-weights, because the construction of the Tunnan pre-programmes a tail-sitter. The wings are already finished, so soon the Tunnan will be recognizable.
21. March at 18:55:27
Seeing that chipped cockpit without reading your comment, I thought you were building the one sitting in Ramsau am Dachstein. I have fond childhood memories from climbing over and through that one.
21. March at 19:21:00
That is nice! I will present her on a pylon, all around I have planned a small diorama; working title: "sic transit gloria mundi"
22. March at 10:36:28
Thank you- as me, Patrick. There she is- the first of the three with assembled wings and tail plane
23. March at 21:49:00
Flygande tunnan is my favourite airplane, so I just have to follow this! Great start Roland!
24. March at 08:07:18
Nice progress Roland!
What do you think of this kit so far?
25. March at 06:11:31
Thank you both mates!
The kit is of first quality! The unconventional but well thought out parts construction allows a quick building- and the accuracy of fit is almost incredible and belongs to the finest I have ever seen. The fidelity of form to the original seems to me to be well met, the surface shape, i.e. rivets, sheet metal joints, flaps etc., is very delicate and convincingly reproduced.
If I somehow have the opportunity to get my hands on the Pilots Replica J21 or - even better - the Saab 105, I will be very very happy
25. March at 14:47:07
nice to see a descent kit of this one... the Tarangus one is more like a putty monster.
Models are looking good too by the way
25. March at 16:26:44
Nice to read that! We all need a decent kit once in a while between all those putty queens out there.
25. March at 19:16:59
"Putty Queens"! That´s nice!
Oh yes, I am looking forward to the Tunnan in 1:32 from Fly; I will get one as soon as possible
28. March at 06:56:48
Very cool progress Roland! Your Scale Factory is running at high level
28. March at 10:17:13
Thank you Clifford! Getting in shape more, the "flying barrel" begins to represent its nickname very well
29. March at 06:38:23
Interesting project... and to do three at once! Nice work so far. Following.
29. March at 18:58:14
Thank you for these comments mates- this is a special pleasure for me, Bernhard!
8. April at 15:57:00
Several shades of Alclad have been applied, some more will follow. This triple is really making me fun!
12. May at 19:31:03
Nice trio Roland! I recently heard of this kit and it should be an very well done model
12. May at 19:42:05
Thanks for your comments and encouragement! Indeed, Erik, get one of these kits- they are pretty well made and a nice little change to the usual.
13. May at 17:34:19
A few new pictures of the first two "Tunnans" nearing completion: the surfaces have been prepared for the decals, for the "day glow" wingtips of one of the two Vallejo acrylics have been used
19. May at 15:55:19
Great looking NMF, Roland! The interiors look nicely weathered too!
19. May at 20:47:46
Cameras have a hard time picking up any dayglo paint, is it brighter in real life???
20. May at 03:52:00
Gordon and Patrick, thank you for your kind remarks! You are perfectly right: the applicated dayglo does look darker than I had expected. I did build up this colour with several layers, but even on the shiny alu surface it seems to be a little bit too dark to me. At all, I am not too unhappy with the actual outcome, even being rather dark it´s ok for me.
21. May at 06:21:26
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Thank you both mates! I have just finished getting the decals on all three machines.
22. May at 17:25:53
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