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Italeri 1:72 JAS 39 Gripen SAAF Part 4

Welcome back.  We start the painting process by pre-shading all the panel lines with flat black paint by airbrush.

Basically everywhere dirt would accumulate.

I then sprayed Humbrol 127 all over, layering it up slowly, stopping just before the pre-shading disappears.   198 more words

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Italeri 1:72 JAS 39 Gripen SAAF Part 3

It has been over 6 months since I last posted.  Various reasons.  Not going to bore you.

Let’s continue where we left off.

The canopy had a bad centre seamline that had to be removed. 243 more words

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The Gripen Solution

Swedish-made fighter could solve ROCAF’s air-defense, acquisition problems.

Co-author: Brian Benedictus*

The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) appears to be a formidable force on paper, wielding 300-plus fighter jets (excluding the obsolete F-5E/F used for training), but its most recent purchase was 150 F-16A/Bs and 60 Mirage 2000s, both approved in 1992. 1,837 more words

Taiwan

Gripen Sales Show Need For Light Fighter Aircraft

The Saab Gripen is quietly usurping fighter aircraft sales while competitors like the Lockheed F-35 face cuts in global sales orders. The Gripen is a high-performance fighter with low price and operating costs. 61 more words

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