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Joeltc

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  1. Oh wow that is pretty! Ive been wanting to build this airplane in this livery for a while now. But there is now way I can free up enough shelf space for it. Think I might try the 1/200 Hasegawa kit instead.
  2. I'm patiently waiting for someone who is willing to take the F-111 serious enough to do some actual research when designing a new kit. Manufacturers like AMK are starting to become more commonplace nowadays so There is some hope.
  3. Haha me too! I can't really bring myself to actually build a model of any 5th generation fighters. The stealthiness just seems to take a lot away from an aircrafts aesthetics. Yep both this model and all of the aftermarket I used on it I bought off Ebay. I can't remember how much it cost but Im pretty sure it more than doubled the kits retail price.
  4. That looks good! We had one of those fly into Adelaide last week and yours looks like a great representation of the real thing.
  5. Here is my 1/72nd Hasegawa F-111F. I usually only build in 1/48 but the amount of work required to update and correct either the Academy or Hobbyboss kits is way to expensive and time consuming for my liking. Hopefully one day someone will give us a Tamiya/ Hasegawa/ AMK etc etc standard kit one day. This is an older build I completed in around 08-09. For aftermarket I added Verlindens cockpit update, Master Model pitot and various weapons from Hasegawa 1/72 weapons sets. Decals are a mixture of Superscale, Xtradecal and the kit decals. Painting was done with the long out of production Aeromaster Warbird acrylics and Tamiya acrylics.
  6. Enjoy the experience mate. I know I did. Tackling that paint job definitely has lifted my paint game since thats for sure! Yep Ive only seen them in more specialised hobby shops plus they are a pretty expensive kit too. I guess I just wanted a Viggen on my shelf pretty badly.
  7. 1/48 Eduard Mirage IIIC

    It was an interesting experience. I remember thinking the quality of the moulding and the type of plastic on the Eduard kit to be nicer. Also in the box it has coloured etch and masks too. I found the instructions in the Eduard kit to be excellent while the Kinetic ones to be less than average. Both kits were a bit tricky around the intake area but with a bit of modelling skill its nothing too daunting. Once completed It is apparent the Kinetic kit is the more accurate of the two. Still I wouldn't hesitate to do either kit again if I waned to do that Variant of the Mirage III. I do plan to get the Kinetic two seater at some stage also. Cant say I know any history on this particular aircraft as it was just an option in the box and that I was working from about 2 or 3 reference photos I had found on google. However it is nice hearing about the history of the aircraft being modelled though. Nice one. You'll love it! Which boxing do you get?
  8. 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIO

    Yep and on their replacement the F/A-18A too.
  9. 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIO

    Thanks mate! Thats where the pic was taken that I was using for reference on this build. After that this aircraft ended up here in South Oz but it ended up crashing into the ocean. Thanks! Yes the Kinetic kit did require a bit of extra attention especially with the fitment of the intakes, cockpit and wheel wells when closing the fuselage. Ive also read about at least one person getting it to work without trimming parts but not me. When closing the canopy I had to shim it on one side in order for it to be seamless too. Also the instructions caught me out on a couple occasions so I would recommend doing some thorough research on the specific variant you are going to build. In the end its still a very accurate kit of the Mirage III so I still highly recommend it.
  10. Hi Simon, Ive been using IMGUR. After the drama recently about Photobucket I saw ann article on the Hyperscale page that explains how to use it. I found it very easy to use and most importantly its FREE!!! Give it a go mate! Also keep going on that F-111B. The "Vark" or the "Pig" as we like to call it here in OZ is my favourite airplane. I have an older build of the Hasegawa F-111F I think Ill post some pics of on here soon too.
  11. 1/48 Eduard Mirage IIIC

    Thanks Wez. Originally I wasnt going to seal it with a clear coat as I did apply the decals straight over the paint. I was a bit worried I would loose that metallic sheen but I saw Flory's review of the AK Shine Enhancer. It looked good on his Straighter build so I ordered some. I only ended up using it to seal everything in at the end.
  12. Yes it was a very challenging paint job. It sure kept me on my toes. There was a lot masking and re masking ( pluse a few choice words here and there). Thanks! I usually bounce back and forth between about 2 or 3 builds at a time. I usually stay with a build once I get it to the painting stage. So as a result I only get a couple builds competed every year. I've only just acquired a photo studio so I still may take some more pics of some older builds and post them here too..
  13. 1/48 Eduard Mirage IIIC

    Hi Mario, yes they are the kit decals which are as good as any aftermarket decals I've used. This is the Profipac version of the kit which has about 5 options I think. The AK paints are a big improvement over Alcad paint. It sprays evenly and is very opaque. Also I was able to mask over each shade within half an hour of it being sprayed.
  14. 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIO

    Thanks Ray. The picture I was using for reference was an old black and white image from the 1970s. So it could've actually been the same grey as the underside but the picture looked like it might of been metallic to my eye so I went with that.
  15. And my last post for today is yet another delta. This time the Kinetic Mirage IIIO.
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