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It's early, but after a LONG search (this GB's topic sets really narrow limits) I found an eligible project on my list for a submission: I will spin my personaly alternative history of an independent Scotland further and build a model of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps (RoScAC)'s initial aircraft that took over air space defense duties: a Saab 39A in the later paint scheme.

The Gripen A was phazed out by the Swedish Air Force in late 2012 (and the aircraft mothballed or used for spares for the Gripen C/Ds), and the/my RoScAC was founded in late 2017, so that the time frame fits like a glove.

Not overly creative, but the GB is a good occasion to bring an idea to the hardware stage. There must even already be an Italeri Gripen in the stash for this purpose, IIRC.
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A quick update here before things will start next weekend: I will just post the finished model, no WiP, because I have a deal with a friend who donated the Gripen kit to me.

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 01:22:00 am »
It's silent here because I was not able to work for a couple of days due to sickness. But things started moving, e. g. with the ordnance, and the Gripen itself. The Italeri kit is a simple affair and will be built OOB (after all, it will be a JAS 39A back at work after a 5 year mothball hiatus), but the thing needs PSR almost everywhere. Nothing dramatic, but some cosmetics need to be done.

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 06:19:03 am »
Hope your feeling better Dizzy ?
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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 07:32:47 am »
I do, thank you. Just stepped onto an allergy mine last week that took me out of action for more than four days...  :-\

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 01:27:26 am »
Good progress so far, painting has started. A Gripen in a non-all-grey livery certainly looks interesting!

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 01:30:53 am »
European One wraparound perhaps? That makes any aircraft look like it means business :mellow:

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 01:49:40 am »
No, a personal "invention" for the Scottish Air Corps, based on RAF colors and with a hi-viz addition.

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 02:07:23 am »
All I can say is CRIVVENS!
The camo. scheme is obviously going to be the well known "Highland" scheme 1. Peat Brown/Heather Purple/Granite Grey over light Sky Blue.  :wacko:
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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2019, 04:10:03 am »

The camo. scheme is obviously going to be the well known "Highland" scheme 1. Peat Brown/Heather Purple/Granite Grey over light Sky Blue.  :wacko:


I can just imagine scheme that Jim. Sounds very 'Scottish'.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2019, 05:51:10 am »

The camo. scheme is obviously going to be the well known "Highland" scheme 1. Peat Brown/Heather Purple/Granite Grey over light Sky Blue.  :wacko:


I would think the undersides should be in "Overcast Grey"

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2019, 06:11:32 am »

The camo. scheme is obviously going to be the well known "Highland" scheme 1. Peat Brown/Heather Purple/Granite Grey over light Sky Blue.  :wacko:


I would think the undersides should be in "Overcast Grey"

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I would have though "Lowering Grey" would have been a better name for the colour. ;)
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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2019, 07:57:40 am »

The camo. scheme is obviously going to be the well known "Highland" scheme 1. Peat Brown/Heather Purple/Granite Grey over light Sky Blue.  :wacko:


I would think the undersides should be in "Overcast Grey"

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I would have though "Lowering Grey" would have been a better name for the colour. ;)

Would "Dreich" be a shade too far?

Also, would the Scots AF fly Gnats and Midges, or are they naturally considered part of the local defence forces?  ;) ;D

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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2019, 11:43:23 am »
Midges certainly, but only west of Pitlochry !  :rolleyes:
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Re: 1:72 Saab 39A "Grýbhean" F.1 of the Republic of Scotland Air Corps, 2020
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2019, 11:36:16 pm »
Could we please stick to the core subject (even though there's not much to see/show right now)? Painting makes more progress, added some shading effects yesterday, now it's time to start with the decals.