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Tarangus Model Kits
« on: December 13, 2011, 03:34:07 PM »
Last week I received an email from Tarangus AB - their 1/48 Saab A 32A Lansen kit will hit the hobby shops in January 2012!

Pre-orders are already being taken by some.

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Me thinking of one in either RN FAA or RAN FAA scheme...

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 12:29:54 AM »
I would rather dream of a high wing T-tail version...

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 11:46:58 AM »
Cool :want: You know, if I had one of those Tophe's idea would get built :in-love:

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 01:32:08 AM »
The box artwork kind of grows on you after looking at it a few more times.  I suddenly realized what it was about the Lansen that had me returning to look at it again.  The North American F-93 has a lot in common with the Saab Lansen

Granted the original F-93 with the NACA inlets is not much to go on but the later version with more conventional intakes does lend itself well to a comparison.  BTW, there is a nice three-view of the Lansen on the Wikipedia page that is large enough to be appreciated.  Too bad they did not do that with the F-93 entry.
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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 01:46:50 AM »
Jeffry, I have the 3-view drawing of the YF-93A from the book U.S. Fighters by Lloyd S. Jones, 1975, Aero Publishers. I think I am not allowed to make it public but if you send me your E-mail address (either as Personnal Message from this site, or at my E-mail, included in my profile), I will scan it and send it to you.

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 04:34:19 AM »
To steal a quote from the psycho in Dirty Harry: "My that's a big one."

Mr Fontaine you've explained why I've had a soft spot for Lansens all these years.

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 02:08:35 AM »
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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 02:33:02 PM »
The price!   :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 07:26:10 AM »
Yeah a hundred bucks for a model with no locating pins >:( ef that. It ain't that cool.

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 03:00:57 PM »
Looking at three unpainted pictures gives me flashes of the F-90.

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 02:33:28 AM »
Tarangus now have a new website:  http://www.tarangus.se/
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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2012, 02:06:45 AM »
Updated news from Tarangus:

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[The 1/48] J32B fighter Lansen will appear in Q3 this year. However, we're already working on the next kit from Tarangus, which is the JA37 Viggen! The Viggen kit is expected to hit the shelves no later than during Q1 2013.

Here's hoping this is a start of new 1/48 Swedish kits.  Come on 1/48 J-21!!!!
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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 03:34:22 AM »
Tarangus has announced a 1/48 Viggen.
http://www.tarangus.se/all-new-viggen-model/

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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 04:32:15 AM »
Have sent Tarangus a suggestion that they release a J21 kit after the Viggen...here's hoping.  Please feel free to also contact them as the more that do so the better the chances...
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Re: Tarangus Model Kits
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 06:58:40 AM »
Part of a reply I received from the folks at Tarangus Models:

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The J21 is definetely a plane that we're looking at making in the future. We intend to cover as many aircraft with a history in the Swedish Air Force as possible, not only Swedish built planes.

Enticing....
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