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Mirage IIIC Mirage IIIE 5 Dagger Revell Italeri Falklands war Argentinia

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#1 dutik

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 08:22 PM

Welcome! Come in and take a seat in the House of Flying Daggers!

 

 

This will be a double build featuring Revells Mirage IIIE kit and Italeris Mirage IIIC kit together in Argentinian colours. Not to forget a good amount of AM parts!

 

The Revell IIIE will be build as a Dagger in service during the Falklands war. Isracasts conversion to the rescue.

 

The Italeri IIIC will be build as a homeland defender. Argentinia didn't use IIICs? Well, they did! They aquired a batch of CJ from Israel to replace the losses of the Falklands war. These CJs were modernized during IAF service life and got Atar 9C angines and Mk.6 ejection seats. So a Eagle Deseigns Mirage III/5 Atar set will be put into use, as well as parts from Fisher Resins cockpit set.

 

Lets see what we have in the stash:

 

 

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The "blue" Revell kit has gone, but I have a "green" Revell at hand. Still waiting for Italeris kit, that should arrive within the next week. Also added some more useful stuff for the project.

 

 

Here is what I need to build the Dagger:

 

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Kit, conversion set, some more decals (just in case, and for the other airplane too), reference book, brand new paintset for Falklands war, and a pilot. Of course I need a pilot! It's a flying Dagger!

 

Started to cut styrene and to dry fit resin parts. This is intended to be a long-term project, to be finished at Easter next year.

 

 

So take a seat, grab some popcorn, and take care of the Flying Daggers!

 

Enjoy!

- dutik


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 08:57 PM

I'm in!.....Harv
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Posted 31 October 2015 - 09:01 PM

Oh man, this is going to be good..... :popcorn:


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 11:56 PM

Wow! That Eagle Designs set is new to me. Is it still available?

 

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:46 AM

They run a homepage and sell AM kits. You find them also on Ebay. Got mine from someone in Italy (combined shipping), who offers the sets in numbers in intervals.

 

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:59 AM

BTW, the Dagger will be bord number C-410, flown by Major Puga. He was shot down over the sea, but survived and made it home ashore by swimming for 6 hours.

 

AFAIK his mount showed regular camo with "greened out" yellow identification markings, aka turqoise bands. If someone is able to provide some more informations or a photograph of that particular aircraft? I had some sessions staring at grainy photos of that war (there is a lot online available from South american contributors) but it was impossible to me to read the board numbers of any aircraft except the one close to the camera. Well, it were the Seventies, amateur photos made before the digital age. Any help would be very welcome!

 

Regards!

- dutik


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 09:00 AM

ENJOY I will dutik..  thank you.

 

  I look forward to this very much.

 

the seated pilot figure looks quite impressive too.

 

Keep us posted :thumbsup:


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:04 PM

Glued the first parts and started engraving the wing:

 

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Faced a problem: I have no scribing template for rectangular covers with rounded corners. Will work on other details until I've got some funds to order the needed template.

 

Regards

- dutik


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:50 PM

Looks great, Dutik! I'm sure you'll find plenty of other work to do while you wait for your template.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:46 AM

Mixed news for today:

 

The good one

Italeris kit has arrived. Wonderful. Should be fun to build.

 

 

The bad one

Eric Galliers is in the field. He started an Italeri IIIC build. You now his Revell IIIE build of an Oz Airforce plane? He is high above me. I am just a mere mortal, unworthy to stay in his face.

 

 

The ugly one

With Eric entering the stage my project is dead in the water. A mere mortal is not able to compete with the modelling God. This is the End.

 

 

Sorry, guys, this show is over now!

 

Thank you for your visit!

Please exit to the right. Don't forget your coats and cellphones.

 

Good bye and have a nice evening!

The House of the Flying Daggers will be closed now.

 

Sincerely

- dutik


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:54 AM

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#12 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:25 PM

You tease, Dutik! Bring it on.

 

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:47 PM

I do hope you're joking, really looking forward to seeing them, especially the Argentine CJ, nice work so far.  :popcorn:


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:59 PM

Yes,I very much want to see yours built please....Harv

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:56 PM

Seriously?? The reasons stated don't convince me, move on - NOW :fight:

 

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