I’m currently working on Tamiya’s 1/32 Corsair, and I still need to write up that Type 23 Frigate, but today let’s take a look at something completely different: Tarangus’ 1/48 Viggen.

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Back around the turn of the millennium, I loved the PC flight sim Comanche 3.  This took you into the world of a helicopter that blended stealth and firepower, having to figure out the best way to approach various mission profiles.  It was great fun, and it made me really like the RAH-66 Comanche.

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The story of how Eduard’s little MiG-21 ended a streak of really struggling with builds.  What a nice little kit it is.

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Front left view

This is the wrap up of my posts on building Kitty Hawk’s 1/48 Su-35.

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As I mentioned at the end of my previous post on the fuselage, so far I had not seen any of the problems Kitty Hawk has a reputation for, and was even wondering whether the stories may have been a tiny bit exaggerated.

Well fear not, I found the lunacy!

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Last time we left off having assembled the cockpit and built the landing gear bays.  This entry will deal with the fuselage: closing it up, assembling the engines, and the landing gear itself.  The next entry will cover the wings and weaponry, and then we’ll do a final write-up on the completed build.

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Following my in-box review, here are my thoughts after building the cockpit and some fuselage elements.  So far, I’m really enjoying it.  I’ve found things that I like, things that I found a bit ominous, and some silly mistakes which I point out below.

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This is the first post in my Su-35 build.  I introduce the kit and my review rules, and look at what you get in the box.

I got fed up splitting elastic thread to rig the Mikasa, so I’ve put that to one side for the moment and decided to start the next build instead.  I wouldn’t normally have two open at once, but as I’m really excited about this one and was just going to do a rush job of Mikasa to get to it, it seemed a better plan.  I fancied a nice, relaxing, jet build.

So, I got Kitty Hawk’s new Su-35 in 1/48.  Makes sense, right?

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