Friday, 4 May 2012

Supersonic Dragon

While assembling my 6mm Austrian Mechanised Brigade last year, I cleaned up this 1/300 scale Saab 35* Draken to serve as top cover.  Unaccountably getting round to painting it took a further several months.  The model is of unknown origin and is a basic but effective representation of the Draken's distinctive shape.  I already had a sheet of Austrian decals in stock - enough in fact for several more models.  More research on the 1980s Austrian AF is called for....

* Saab 35 - not to be confused with the Saab 9-5.  It's an easy mistake to make but luckily this one is a different colour.


David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

Not having any wings might have been a give away as well....;-)

BTW, the new table has been christened.

All the best,


Paul said...

A good old bird to have around.

I seem to remember in the 70's a plastic Draken type plane coming in the cereal boxes which nowadays would serve the same purpose in 1/144 scale.

A great aircraft that the Swedes even manage to export.

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Trust you to pick at the details! Glad the table is in use.

Tim Gow said...

Ah, free stuff in cereal boxes - those were the days.
I've always liked the Draken - there is a lovely (ex-Danish AF) example at nearby Newark Air Museum. I'll cast around to see if I have a photo of it.

Chris Kemp said...

The Draaken goes round corners better :O)

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
...but it wouldn't fit in my driveway (I've measured....)

Stephen Beat said...

LMAO...And a bit of a difference in fuel economy!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Probably not much difference with the turbo on full chat!