1/48 Italeri JAS 39 Gripen

Gallery Article by Lawrence Aphoy on Aug 16 2011


Here are some photo's of my recently completed Italeri JAS 39 Gripen from the Czech Air Force in 1/48 scale. 

Italeri's JAS-39 Gripen was built mostly out of the box with the exception of the scratch built FOD covers & RBF tags and a change of armaments from the spares box. The FOD covers & RBF tags were made from yellow and red electrical tape which saved a bit of time on painting. 

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The kit itself was painted using Gunze Sangyo acrylic paints with a light wash of a highly diluted mix acrylic gouache (Paynes Grey) to highlight the panel lines. As usual, the kit was sealed with Testors Dullcote.

I had apprehensions about using the kit decals as I was told that they were a bit thick, but none the less I used them. Overall they weren’t that bad. 

Further images can be found on my blog: http://zedhobbies.blogspot.com/ 


Lawrence Aphoy

Photos and text © by Lawrence Aphoy