We normally only promote our plastic model kits, or occassionaly accessories to to them, on this website. However, something arrived in the mailbox today which I believe will be a “must have” for all of us who love the Viggen, now that the release of the Tarangus Saab JA 37 Viggen is near.. The “Saab 37 Viggen – the ultimate portfolio” from Nordic Airpower.
Claiming to be “the ultimate” of anything is quite a statement, but the book definetely lives up to its name! Consisting of 248 pages, most of them packed with images from masters such as Jan Jörgensen, Peter Liander and Anders Nylén, this is the only book that modellers need for complete references. The text is also informative and thoroughly researched, although I still hold Sven Stridsbergs “Viggen” (which is impossible to get hold of nowadays) slightly higher in this respect. That book anyway doesn’t come close when it comes to images.
So, to sum it up.. I highly recommend this book! Make sure you get your copy rightaway! I bought mine direct from the author, but I know it can be obtained from many of our retailers (some of them cheaper as well) but then you probably won’t get it signed..
We received some images of the Tunnan which Anders Isaksson built and reviewed in the Swedish hobby magazine Allt om Hobby. This is a very fine Tunnan indeed!
The Tarangus J 29A/B Tunnan in 1/72 scale has been awarded Model of the Year award by the german hobby magazine Model-Fan.
The Tunnan won the category Airplanes – Short run. As the competition is very stiff in this segment, we are very proud to receive this very prestigious award. It will certainly encourage us in our efforts in continously provide the modellers with great kits!
More and more of our reviewers are completing their reviews of the new Tunnan kit in 1/72 scale. The reception has been very good! Please click the links for reviews from The Modelling News, Fine Scale Modeller, Scale Model News, Aeroscale and Letletlet Warplanes.
Oh, and please send us pictures of your own build, we’ll be more than happy to post them here on the website!
Below you can find a gallery of images of all the contents in the new kit of Saab J 29A/B Tunnan in 1/72 scale. I think that you can understand why the initial reviews have been very positive!
All photos by Lars Befring.
We have just sent out e-mails to our retailers worldwide that we will start delivering our newest kit, the Saab J 29A/B Tunnan, now! Please check with your local hobby shop to secure your kit!
The delivery of the Tarangus J 29A/B Tunnan is getting closer! Now we can show you the boxart!
Markings will include aircraft from the Swedish Air Force as well as the United Nations.
The boxart is made by Tor Karlsson.
Martin Anderberg sent us some lovely images of his finished Tarangus A 32A Lansen! He added a lot of scratchbuilt details as well. He chose to finish the kit in the livery in which it was delivered to the first wing to receive the Lansen, F17 in Kallinge. The jets wore a natural metal finish with painted wing tips and fin. The colour of the fin and wing tips have been a matter for debate, but Martin chose a blue colour after lengthy studies of his reference material.
After finishing this project, Martin will now build an S 32C Lansen, using the Maestro Models conversion set.
We at Tarangus are very grateful for the feedback and can only say “WOW!!” Thank you Martin for the images!
Please note that all photos are copyright of Martin Anderberg.
Tarangus has released two versions of the Lansen, the attacker and the figher versions. The recce version, the S 32C Lansen, has been missing until now. Maestro Models has just released a conversion set which allows modellers to turn the Tarangus A 32A Lansen into the S 32C. You can find this conversion set at the same retailers that carry Tarangus kits.
More info can be found on the Maestro Models website.
Regarding the Viggen project we have an update, which is both bad news and good news. The bad news is that it will be delayed until this summer. The good news is WHY!
As the CAD model looked so good, we have decided to abandon the short run technologies that were used for the Lansen and instead aim for the best possible mould we can get – ie a metal mould! This unfortunately delays the release by a few months but ensures that the mighty Viggen is finally represented by a top quality plastic model kit!
The Tarangus 1/48 JA 37 Viggen – Worth waiting for!