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Conversions for the 1/48 SAAB J37 Viggen

Maestro Models, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

Maestro Models

K4825 SAAB 37 Viggen Landing Gear Main and Nose
K4829 SAAB 37 Viggen corrected Canopy and mask

all available online from RebellHobby website

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See descriptions below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Great detail; easy to install
Conclusion: Another batch of excellent products from Maestro Models

Reviewed by Mick Evans

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F i r s t L o o k


Maestro Models has released two more detail sets for improving the Airfix/Esci 1/48 SAAB J37 Viggen kits.

K4825 SAAB JA37 Viggen Landing Gear Main and Nose


This set includes a beautifully cast metal nose and main undercarriage legs and resin main undercarriage doors.  The set comprises of 14 cast metal parts that assemble to form the main and nose undercarriage gear and the detail on these parts is far superior to the parts supplied in the old Esci/Airfix kit.  The resin main gear doors cannot be compared to the crude old kit doors.  The detail on the resin parts is exquisite.
This set will enhance the detail of the kit and look great when complete. 

K4829 SAAB 37 Viggen corrected Canopy and mask



This canopy from Maestro is among the best vacuum formed canopies that I have seen.  The transparency is crystal clear and the canopy frames are crisply moulded.  Maestro also supplies two canopies just in case you make an error with the first canopy when cutting it out.

The canopy is designed as a direct replacement for the kit canopy which is inaccurate in profile and is quite thick.  A set of low tack masking material is supplied to mask the canopy before painting.

This is another batch of excellent products from Maestro Models.


Thanks to Maestro Models for the review sample


Maestro Models accessories are available from RebellHobby website

Text Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Images Copyright © 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 15 November, 2009
Last updated 16 November, 2009

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