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About Mistral

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    Big smoke, South Africa
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    Anything SAAF

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  1. Mirage F1 please - used in numerous aerial altercations including Angola in the 80's having taken care of some Cuban MiG-21s.
  2. Those were Mk81s on wing mounted TERs. The Most common bush were fit was the 8 x config. Used with great effect. Just love this aIrcraft.
  3. All this talk of RAF and what if schemes . What about a nice dark grey/PRU blue SAAF Buc from the late 80's armed with 8 x 460kg bombs in the Angola Bush War
  4. Hey John, that E is looking sweet. I have my 32nd IIIE lined up ready and waiting. Simple grey Cheetah E camo. Please make the intake pylons as well !!!! And then of course, please scale up your 48th Cheetah C set to 32nd. We appreciate aftermarket guys like yourself putting in the hard work to give us some great options. As a side note, once your E is done, maybe look at doing an F1 nose and refueling probe so that we can make the prettiest of the species : the Venzuelan 50 !!!!
  5. Generally speaking : Shorter intakes for 09C and later engInes scallopped splitter plate for 09K50 engines
  6. Hey Sean, great looking Hind. I really like the patchwork on the blades. It's only right that it dominates the "ground target". Now we just need a SAAF Impala Mk2 attacking from above.
  7. Ja nee. That's the one - bring it on !!!
  8. Hey Sean, that's looking really great so far. I'm with Greg - where's the 32nd Impala - Italeri ????
  9. So further to the above, I spoke to John of ScaleWorx. I've done some review builds for John in the past. He was still a little cryptic about this noting that it's a single engine delta fighter "with a futuristic design, ahead of it's time, was in service for many decades and of European origin". I think we may have a 32nd Draken on it's way. Wouldn't that be cool.
  10. What about one of these ? IMG_0594 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr
  11. A little birdie told me that Scaleworx Resin Models might be considering a future release of a complete 32nd scale resin kit of a classic single engined delta wing jet fighter. Apparently it's one which has not yet been covered previously in this scale. I'm guessing something European. I'll keep probing for more clues.... Check out ScaleWorx on FaceBook.
  12. 2000 grit sanding sponge, followed by various grades of Micromesh down to 12,000. Finish off with 10 minutes in front of the TV using digit finger and Tamiya polishing compound,. Rinse carefully in Luke warm water and dish soap. Hey presto. I always battled to get that final clear look until a fellow modeller told me to use my fingertip to apply the Tamiya polishing compound. Circular movements work. For a seam line, as above, but preceded with a coarser sanding stick.
  13. Yes please !!!! Glad they're going with the two seater. It'll go nicely with my 32nd Mirage III collection. Now where's that ever elusive 32nd scale F1 ????
  14. I strongly suggest you dunk the sprues in a bowl of Balvenie to clean them of mold release agent and then drink lots of Laphroaig whilst cutting off the fiddly bits to keep your hand steady
  15. I recall my first trip to Hannants when they were still next to Colindale pre-2010. Imagine the scene : having arrived fresh from South Africa where our hobby shops had limited stock to a fully packed floor to ceiling collection of models I had always read about. Talk about sweaty palms. I instructed my wife to grab a coffee next door and spent 2 wonderful hours deciding on what to buy and trying to convert everything from £ to the once mighty ZAR to match my budget. That was followed by a gentle walk up the road to the Hendon museum which is incredible. The next time I went to Hannants 2 years later and they had moved. I was incredibly disappointed in what little was to see in the shop.
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