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Aussie Revell Mirage 1/32..one more before I finish, promise!


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G'day,

I am building the ancient revell Mirage with the aim of using as little of the kit parts as possible! The only parts that I will be using (at this stage) will be the wings, fuselage, clear parts and some of the drop tanks. Where no aftermarket part exists for it, I will be scratch building the part and casting it in resin. I will be making multiple copies and offering them for sale if there is enough interest.

So lets start. As the nose cone needed re-scribing I decided that I would master it and cast it. This is the end result and I have run a wash through the panel lines to show them up a bit. It adds approx. 10 grams to the front of the model. The kit part was `sharpened' up a bit, panel lines and access panels added and a hole drilled down the end of the nose. As I dont have the same methods as Aires etc, there are a few pinholes but once primed will fill in fine.

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wings after a rescribing session. (sorry about the poor pic, battery was running out on the camera)

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Stay tuned, lots more coming!

Eric.

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Fantastic choice for a project Eric, and one I plan to do myself some day.

 

I will be making multiple copies and offering them for sale if there is enough interest.

 

Count me in! I already have the Fisher cockpit set, but am interested in whatever else you might come up with.

 

Kev

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Thanks for the comments guys.

 

At this stage, I will be doing quite a few things with this kit as far as making parts that will be a straight swap for the kit items, just detailed and made a hell of a lot better. My plan will be to make multiple copies of the items that I make and then offer them to you guys. I dont want to make a huge amount of money but I will put them out there at a price that I think is reasonable and that will cover my costs that I incur from making the moulds etc. I recoignise that my methods are not going to be quite as good as Aires or Black Box etc, and my parts will need some pinholes filled (as I stated before, nothing a coat of primer wont fix). I reckon I will go as far as sending them out once I have the payment. If you dont think that the part is worth what I have asked then I will refund the difference no questions asked. If you arent happy with the product at all then I will refund the whole amount and you can keep it. What do you guys think?

 

I should have some pics of at least one other improvement up later today.

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Hey Kais,

 

Thanks for the offer mate. I have now finished the master for the 500 Litre supersonic tank and will hopefully get it into resin tonight. I just dont like the way the RPK 10's look! If you can assist me with dimensions of a Matra R530 missile (as in the dimensions that you cant get off google)I will happily sling one your way when I am done.. on the house!

 

Eric.

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Most cool! I will watch with interest as I have a couple of these in the stash. One (someday) will be an a Mirage IIIJ with the retrofitted Snecma Atar.

 

The other may be an Argie Neshr but that's way in the future.

 

Tim W.

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I'm in and will buy copies of whatever you make for this kit.I have a couple of kits in the stash and I would really like to make an ARDU version one day as I got to ride in one back in 1984.Oh what I would do for a twin seater version!!!

Great job so far with the wings and the new nose cone. Can't wait to see more!! :speak_cool:

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Thanks for the comments guys.

 

At this stage, I will be doing quite a few things with this kit as far as making parts that will be a straight swap for the kit items, just detailed and made a hell of a lot better. My plan will be to make multiple copies of the items that I make and then offer them to you guys. I dont want to make a huge amount of money but I will put them out there at a price that I think is reasonable and that will cover my costs that I incur from making the moulds etc. I recoignise that my methods are not going to be quite as good as Aires or Black Box etc, and my parts will need some pinholes filled (as I stated before, nothing a coat of primer wont fix). I reckon I will go as far as sending them out once I have the payment. If you dont think that the part is worth what I have asked then I will refund the difference no questions asked. If you arent happy with the product at all then I will refund the whole amount and you can keep it. What do you guys think?

 

I should have some pics of at least one other improvement up later today.

Good for you. That kit needs a lot of help. Let me know if you need anything. I can do casting as well.

I did the masters for the Fisher 'pit set, and was going to more things for it as well. But you are well on your way.

Harold

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