The new Saab Safir in 1/48 scale has been available since the beginning of July and has received excellent reviews from both media and modellers. Some of our retailers have already placed several follow-up orders, meaning that it’s also a commercial success!
As a prop trainer, the Safir may not have the same air of “sexiness” as the fast jets, but for Saab it was a great success and served in both air forces academies as well as commercial flying schools. Many Safirs are still airworthy, so there is a good chance that you can turn the kit into your favourite aircraft. We know there are more decal options coming as well!
For those of you who have already started your build of this fine kit, please send us pictures of the final result!
For the first time, the Saab Safir is released in 1/48 scale. This kit builds into a beautiful replica of the popular trainer. Here you can see the sprues as well as the built test shot.
Johan Elvin has built one of the finest models we have ever seen. He started with the Tarangus TA4803 J 32B Lansen, added the Maestro Models detail sets and some really nice scratch-building. The result is stunning! He finished the build in the markings of J 32B 32512 from F21 wing in Luleå as it looked during an excercise in 1959. Enjoy the pictures!
The summer of 2014 will introduce two new kits from Tarangus. The Viggen has been announced for some time and now we launch the Saab Safir, for the first time in 1/48 scale!
The Safir will come with markings for the Swedish, Finnish and Ethiopian air forces. More info can be found here!
It’s not only Swedes who build Tunnans.. Here are some pictures of the impressive work of Mr. Steve Brenchley. Enjoy!
The first test shot of the new Tarangus Saab JA 37 Viggen in 1/48 scale can be seen at the Wentzels Hobby shop in central Stockholm, Sweden.
Even though it’s only the first test shot (we’re up to three test shots now), you can still see the high quality of the kit. This is truly a kit worth waiting for!
We’re grateful for the patience shown by our customers and hope to be able to send out the kits before summer!
We have more releases planned for this year – keep watching this space!
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!