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Rainer Hoffmann

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  1. The TF-104Gs were upgraded with the J79-MTU-J1K at the same time as the F(RF)-104 Gs. They were also equipped with the MB ejection seats that replaced the Lockheed C2 and the additional anti collision lights on the spine and on the belly, just as the single seaters. Cheers Rainer
  2. Dear fellow modellers, I've been absent from the bench and from the forums (more or less) for quite some time. Real life interfered with modelling and to be honest, my mojo was on an all time low. Anyway, I decided to put the Viggen on the SOD for now. But I don't regret anything. For once, I learned a lot along the way and I had fun. And what's more, you guys got your 1/32 Viggen kit, even if not injection moulded. Your thanks are appreciated . My next project will be another iconic post war jet, but one, that is better documented than the Viggen and one that I have a much more personal relationship to. It will be in a proper scale that my old eyes and shaky hands can still handle. But before I start a new build thread I'll have to catch up with all the great builds I've missed in the last couple of months. Thank you very much for your interest in this build and your encouraging comments. Cheers Rainer
  3. Thanks a lot, Maru. But I'm afraid this build is stalled for the moment. I just don't get anything done right now. There is a real danger that this build will end on the shelf of doom. Cheers Rainer
  4. That's a very good idea. Peter. I didn't know, that early Skyhawks ddn't have nose wheel steering. Cheers Rainer
  5. Hmm, I don't think so. There is another crew member who disengages the tail hook. I just thought it was a bit strange. Cheers Rainer
  6. Great footage, Jari. Thanks for sharing this. I'm wondering why one guy always hangs himself on the wing tip of the Skyhawks? Any ideas? Cheers Rainer
  7. Thanks, Iain. Blender is not well suited for precision modelling (there are a few addons that help, but still ... ). Blender is much better at organic modelling for characters and such. In other words, I don't plan to use it for 3D-printing parts for the Viggen or other builds. Cheers Rainer
  8. Dear folks, back in 2001 I made a little sketch of a somewhat derelict robot (an early model ... ). I had the Idea to model it in Cinema 4D and animate it. Fast forward 20 years. In December 2021, I stumbled over that sketch and thought: Let's do it. This time in Blender. I'm an absolute newbie to blender and the going was tough. Anyway, this is where I am at the moment: Way to go, but it's a start. But don't worry, I will get back to the Viggen ... Cheers Rainer
  9. I really like that cardboard all moving vertical fin Great work, Dan. I'd call that "rapid prototyping" ... Cheers Rainer
  10. I 2nd that, Jay. I keep forgetting that most of the time, not only occasionally. I especially keep forgetting all the failures along the way. Chuck, pristine work on the engine! I like it very much. Cheers Rainer
  11. Wow, this is such a great resource for you, guys. I envy you. Now, if we had such a resource for post war jets ... Just dreaming. Cheers Rainer
  12. Yes indeed! It's looking great. And you are on the finish line already. That landing gear looks spectacular. Cheers Rainer
  13. Oh, come on, make it happen. Decent or not Cheers Rainer
  14. Very nice, Sean. I can't wait to see that beauty with the masks removed. Cheers Rainer
  15. Absofreakinglutely stunning! You do things in 1:32 I wouldn't even attempt in 1:24. Cheers Rainer
  16. Oh, sweet! Your patience must be out of this world. Really nice paint job! Cheers Rainer
  17. Thanks again, guys. It really helps to keep up the mojo. Cheers Rainer
  18. Morning gents, thank you very much for your kind words! Yes, I know that the doors can be opened. Unfortunately, because I got the spacing of the stiffeners wrong , the proportions of the pipes and tubes are also wrong. So the door will be closed ... Well, actually I have no idea where I could display this big bird in our home. So, if I can do the mighty Viggen justice, I consider to donate it to one of the wings that actually flew it. Thanks a lot, Kev! Cheers Rainer
  19. Don't keep your expectations too high, Stoffe. I am not sure that the updates will be more frequently in the future ... Cheers Rainer
  20. Just noticed, that three Viggen build threads are on page 1 of the Works in Progress section. That will probably never happen again. Viggen rules Cheers Rainer
  21. Dear fellow modellers, the second update in one month! This must be a first in this thread Looking at pictures of the right MLG well of a Jaktviggen you could get the idea that the guys at Saab had a couple of meters of pipes and tubes lying around that they just put in some unoccupied space in the MLG well. It looks messy (sixties style ... ). So does my rendition of the MLG well. And, what's more, unlike Jetmads I got the spacing of the stiffeners completely wrong. Sigh. Too late, I won't change anything. As I said in my previous post, nothing of this part of the MLG well will be visible once the main gear door is installed. And that's a good thing. Anyway, here are some pics: I'll install some more pipes and then I will proceed to the parts of the MLG well, that will be visible. As allways, thanks for looking. Cheers Rainer
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