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  1. Please, we need parts to convert Italeri IIIE to a Venezuelan 50EV or a Chilean Elkan !!!!
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    Aus Model Expo Pics

    Nice build ! SAAF 7111 was actually a Mk.IIA. She's still flying with the SAAF Museum and is known as "Nelson" for obvious reasons. I envy you guys. At the local model meets we're lucky to get more than five 32nd scale kits on show.
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    What happened to thoses Trumpeter kits!!

    They'll need to pump up the tyres first ....
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    Tanmodel.

    No combat history for the Bucc ??? Ask the Cubans and Angolans what the SAAF Buccs did for them.....
  5. Gerhard, have you tried Humbrol Klear ? It was brought out a few years back to compete with / replace Future. Available from Jix in P-town if you're near there. Personally. I use tamiya polishing compound followed by a good dose of Sunlight dishwashing liquid and warm water.
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    Mirage information guys

    Atar 09C exhaust and MB.Mk.4 seat in resin from ScaleWorx in South Africa. I used them on my 32nd Italeri IIIE and they are good. Owner is John Weideman based in Cape Town, SA. He has a Facebook page - search on ScaleWorx.
  7. Dit is nou verskriklik mooi. !!!!! Awesome Mirage. BTW - ask your better half to translate .
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    Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000-5F !!!

    Gerhard, you're right. However, SAAF didn't operate the 2000 but we love those deltas nonetheless ! I'm really hoping for an F1 !!!!
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    Italeri RAAF Mirage IIIO. FINISHED

    No, it looks like an E intake from Eric's pics. The leading edge of the intake is in line with the rear of the cockpit. Italeri may have it 1 or 2mm too far forward but no need to worry.
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    Airfix 1:24 Harrier T.2 - All Done And Dusted!

    Absolutely awesome !!!. Magnificent paint finish with understated weathering. Best I can recall seeing.
  11. I did exactly that - glued the wings to the fuselage first. Worked really well. Check out the link : http://www.saairforce.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8595&start=0 Hope this helps.
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    Flying Legend 2016 - Duxford

    I believe you are correct. But the station Whittlesford Parkway is as near as dammit to the airfield. That's the one I was referring to. Apologies for confusion calling it Duxford. Down here in Africa we tend to get a bit confused when traveling long distances....
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    Flying Legend 2016 - Duxford

    Two years ago, I got a train direct from London to Duxford station. No need to go to Cambridge. Trip was about 1.5 hours. It's about a 2 to 3km walk from the station up to the airfield. Quite nice as you walk to the sound of aircraft. Stayed in the Holiday Inn Express which is right next to the station. Pretty expensive though. Nice pub next door with cold beers to soothe a parched throat.
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    1/32 O-2 Skymaster or O-1 Birddog

    I'd go for all three - OV-1, O-1 and O-2. Please. And Glen, please, a Mirage F1. You'll get at least 100,000 French modellers buying it and at least one SAAF fan buying three...
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    Review: Italeri 2505: 1/32 Mirage IIIC

    Hi TimW. I'm also going for a SAAF one. First IIICZ delivered to SAAF in 1963. Originally in silver with red flash on fuselage. Camouflaged in 1971 buff/green/grey. Some had hard edges to upper camo, some had feathered edges. They were flown by 2 Squadron based at Waterkloof. Camouflaged IIICZs were used operationally by 2 Squadron from Ondangwa in then South West Africa (Namibia) in the bush war in the early 1980s in the ground attack role and saw some real action. They were fitted either with wing tank / bomb combo or combined JL-100 combo wing rocket pod/fuel tanks. Have a look at the following website : saairforce.co.za. Lots of pics of SAAF CZs and some really stunning color profiles there. Look under the tab titled "Gallery and media". Seat was MB.Mk.4. Bombs were typically locally produced Mk.82 250kg items and Mk.81 125kg units. Missiles used included AIM-9Bs but I don't believe operationally as air to air role was by the F1CZs. Also delivered with R.530 and later equipped with V3A/B Kukri IR missiles. Hope this helps.
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