Seversky Smörgåsbord

Hi there

Sorry - I couldn’t resist the pun in the title to describe the wonderful mix of ingredients in the Seversky J-9 - the export variant of the P-35 that saw service with the Royal Swedish Air Force as late as the early 1950s, some ten years after the aircraft had been retired in the USA.

I’ll be building Dora Wings’ kit that I reviewed here: Seversky J-9 (RSAF) | AeroScale

It should be an interesting build - falling somewhere between modern-day mainstream kits and old-school short-run models. While there’s a degree of precision that was unheard of in the kits from smaller manufacturers only a few years ago - it still requires a bit of experience and being prepared to do some clean-up and preparation of the parts. In other words - modelling. :wink: Anyone who expects to simply shake the box and see a finished model appear should probably try a different kit. :slightly_smiling_face:

I’ll also be throwing this into the ring as another entry for our tribute build for Steffen Arndt, a long-time friend and supporter of Aeroscale who tragically died earlier this year. If anyone has a 1:48 project that they’d like to enter, please join in to build along: Steffen Arndt Memorial One True Scale Campaign

All the best

Rowan :beer: