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#1 Loic

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:34 PM

Hi guys,

 

I have not been very active lately to say the less  :(  familly and work did keep me away from the bench but as things are getting better, I want to get back at it.

 

The Mirage F1 project is stalled at the moment as I do not feel I can resume work on it as this would mean too much commitment and time for now :(

 

But I still have some sort of Mirage bug so... as Santa treated me with the new Italeri Mirage IIIc, I think this is a great opprotunity to get back to business ;)

 

The kit looks pretty nice at first sight and I do not intend to get nut on detailling or else, just a few addition here and there eventually.

 

I will most certainly go for the french 5th sqd bare metal version unless I can find a way to build a 2nd sqd. We will see when I get there...

 

May the force be with me :piliot:

 

 


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#2 alain11

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 01:27 PM

Hi 

 

Good news!! you are back with this so Frenchy AC .....I am currently one the bird ( just started a few days ago) . Pretty nice at the first sign !! yes but ...... I also go for a NM finish ( what else?) , and I started a whole slight riveting , rivets that can be seen sometime on weathered mirage ..... I will follow your thread with interest .......

Alain


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 01:34 PM

Thanks Alain !

Looking forward to your build too as I love your Kfir ;)

So many inspirationnal Mirage build going on actually !


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In the work :   Dornier Do 335   /   A-1H/J Skyraider   /   Mirage F1 (Scratchbuild)  /  Mirage IIIC

Completed builds :   Hawker Tempest (kitbash)   /   Nakajima B5N Kate (Scratchbuild)   /   Spitfire Mk I

Master pattern work:   DB-603 Engine    /   F4U-1 Corsair engine bay 


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:16 PM

Nice to see you back.

 

I have also been a nice guy, Santa give me also a Mirage III.

I love the desert sheme on this bird. So i go for the sand color.

Happy modeling,

RogiƩr


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:46 PM

Enjoy!

 

But check before the intake fronts and the clear parts, which could be damaged given the reports from different LSP members.

 

Regards

- dutik



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:46 PM

Welcome back, Loic!

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:41 AM

@ Rogier : good choice, I like the sand camo too 

 

@ Dutik : fortunatly, everythibg seam to be OK on intakes and clear parts, thanks

 

@ Kevin: thanks mate, I have been away for too long according to my taste  ;)

 

I spent a couple of hours on the bang seat yesterday trying to give the various cushions some "life" and texture.

Not sure this makes a big difference but that was fun. I shall share a few pics later.

 

Thanks for the kind words and talk to you soon ;)


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In the work :   Dornier Do 335   /   A-1H/J Skyraider   /   Mirage F1 (Scratchbuild)  /  Mirage IIIC

Completed builds :   Hawker Tempest (kitbash)   /   Nakajima B5N Kate (Scratchbuild)   /   Spitfire Mk I

Master pattern work:   DB-603 Engine    /   F4U-1 Corsair engine bay 


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:28 PM

Loic

Welcome back and looking forward to your upcoming Italeri Mirage IIIc thread

Keep 'em coming

Peter


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#9 Loic

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 01:33 PM

Thanks Peter ;)

 

I currently am looking all over that mess I call my workbench trying to find my camera... without results so far :(


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In the work :   Dornier Do 335   /   A-1H/J Skyraider   /   Mirage F1 (Scratchbuild)  /  Mirage IIIC

Completed builds :   Hawker Tempest (kitbash)   /   Nakajima B5N Kate (Scratchbuild)   /   Spitfire Mk I

Master pattern work:   DB-603 Engine    /   F4U-1 Corsair engine bay 


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:21 PM

Hi,

 

I finaly managed to get my hands on the camera (thanks to my wife ;) ) so here are a few shots of the seat.

This does not make a big difference compared to the kit part but I had fun and I like it so that was worth it I guess B)

 

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I started to work on the rear wall in order to add some plumbing and cables...

Talk to you soon ;)


Edited by Loic, 29 December 2015 - 06:22 PM.

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In the work :   Dornier Do 335   /   A-1H/J Skyraider   /   Mirage F1 (Scratchbuild)  /  Mirage IIIC

Completed builds :   Hawker Tempest (kitbash)   /   Nakajima B5N Kate (Scratchbuild)   /   Spitfire Mk I

Master pattern work:   DB-603 Engine    /   F4U-1 Corsair engine bay 


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 05:38 PM

Hi,

 

quick update today about the rear wall of the cockpit.

I used pics of a Swiss Mirage III as ref so I am not sure this is 100% accurate but it does not bug me much.

 

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I also started to work on the IP today... more to come tomorrow hopefully ;)

Thanks for following !


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Cheers!________________________________________________________________________________________________________
In the work :   Dornier Do 335   /   A-1H/J Skyraider   /   Mirage F1 (Scratchbuild)  /  Mirage IIIC

Completed builds :   Hawker Tempest (kitbash)   /   Nakajima B5N Kate (Scratchbuild)   /   Spitfire Mk I

Master pattern work:   DB-603 Engine    /   F4U-1 Corsair engine bay 


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 05:58 PM

Hi

promising build !!!!! if you need more  walk around pictures.... you can't miss the target 

Alain

 

http://ckclub31.ipms...e.org/wa/Mir3c/

 

https://plus.google....pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1


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#13 Loic

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:16 PM

Thanks for the kind words and for those awsome walk around Alain !

;)


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In the work :   Dornier Do 335   /   A-1H/J Skyraider   /   Mirage F1 (Scratchbuild)  /  Mirage IIIC

Completed builds :   Hawker Tempest (kitbash)   /   Nakajima B5N Kate (Scratchbuild)   /   Spitfire Mk I

Master pattern work:   DB-603 Engine    /   F4U-1 Corsair engine bay 


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:47 PM

Hi All
another WA here:
http://www.cocardes....irage-iiic.html

Ooooops, looks like the same Alain talk about...with a different Url.

raf

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

Loic

Nice start on the ejection seat and looking forward to each update

Keep 'em coming

Peter


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