SAAB J 29 Tunnan

Gallery Article by Björn Bäcklund on Jan 4 2021

Silly Week 2021



Hasegawa never made any SAAB egg planes so I had to build a deformed Tunnan from a Matchbox 1/72 kit.

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I wanted a fatter fuselage, so I added some plastic wedges and the shape of the plane is coming along.

With a short fuselage I needed to cut down the wings. With the wings on I felt happy with the look of it so on with the tedious work with putty and sand paper.

The front part of the kit canopy was mated to the Lancaster radome from Airfix. 

I was playing with different landing gears but decided that it looked better "in the air" so I mounted it on an old Matchbox stand. I used the decals from the Revell issue of the kit.

Björn Bäcklund

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Photos and text © by Björn Bäcklund