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  1. Beautiful Viper! The camo and weathering look superb. How did you do the gold tinting of the forward portion? It looks very convincing. Cheers, David.
  2. Nice choice! David
  3. ok thank you Craig. Is there a particular pressure you spray at? And how many layers do you usually do? I know, Egyptian Mig-21 schemes all look fantastic, I'll tackle a Mig-21RF some day!
  4. That is a beauty Glynn, amazing job! The work on the canopy really paid off, loads of details and loads of weapons, just superb! David
  5. Simply amazing painting, that has to be the best scheme I've seen you do yet Craig on here! I love that scheme but crikey it really does confuse my eyes, very effective and perfectly executed on your model, a huge well done. Can I ask how you spray the Revell acrylics, the finish you get is the smoothest I've seen, I tried recently and I was hopeless with them David
  6. Yes Wez. For some reason the link refused to load the images so I thought it was broken, seems to work fine now for me oddly! The content was made by Jean-Paul Poiseroux, a member of BM. I asked some specific Mirage questions (and that canalblog page) in the linked topic below. It probably is worthwhile contacting him for some more specific information if he can help. Yes the extended leg/fork pitched up the nose, depressing the tail, so the vertical stab could fit in the tunnels IIRC, quite a novel idea. According to the information given by Jean-Paul Poiseroux the extension was 30cm for the IIIRS, though this is just a general dimension and no more specifics. I was going to use good reference images and take measurements and scale factors off them to try and replicate it, very much 'if it looks close enough it is good to go' approach :). Also very much guided by the LSP forum IIIRS build I linked before, that guy did an amazing job on his. The best information I have seen, which Wez linked in the reference thread (the one I saved as a pdf) is this one by Jean-Paul Poiseroux: https://web.archive.org/web/20150423093419/http://replic.canalblog.com/ Hopefully it may answer some questions or contacting Jean-Paul Poiseroux may be even more help. I never started my build because of no decals at that time. In the meantime however Kinetic did announce they would release a 1/32 Mirage IIIE series and if it follows the same path as their 1/48 releases, a 1/32 IIIS/RS may be on the cards, though it could be years away...not sure I can hold out that long so will probably do the Italeri kit conversion too when I can. Anyways I look forward to your build Evert David
  7. Evert, fantastic choice! I have contemplated converting the Italeri kit for a while now into a IIIS (many things similar IIIRS) and admire you actually taking it on . The Matterhorn sheets are superb btw, some of the best decals I have seen, they should make your build a stunner. Not sure how 'rivet counter' you want to be with your build but there are a few more mods over just canards that would be required to fully convert a IIIR into a IIIRS. The hardest is probably the extended front nose gear assembly, IIRC the Italeri kit doesn't have the lengthened gear bay and front leg/fork. There was a great Swiss Mirage reference online once, unfortunately I cannot find it now, but luckily I made a pdf of it and can send it to you if you like? It includes things like the canard dimensions etc...also the other mods that you can choose to totally ignore or have a go at. Whatever way you go I really look forward to your build, Swiss Mirages are the best imho! This build could be of help here of a 1/32 (Revell) IIIRS: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=27348 . I know I will use that one a lot! Cheers, David
  8. Looking the business Glynn! Looks bigger than some 1/32 models!
  9. Another level Rich, amazing scratch building for the recon bay and the cockpit looks the real deal!
  10. Amazing build Muzz, fantastic! David.
  11. Flawless work Craig, look forward to the camo and like the weapon fit too! I quite fancy getting one of these for a DDR machine after seeing this, could do with a no fuss build! David.
  12. It looks too good to be rushed James, look forward to seeing it done when you can, don't think I've seen a RNoAF F-104 as nice as this one! David.
  13. That is a beauty John, well done! David
  14. Very nice, the cockpit looks excellently painted David
  15. Nice work again Craig, the cockpit looks very well done in particular. I really like the camo choice too, keeps the lines a bit better maybe. I say that as built a 1/72 Mig-21UM once in one of the Nile camo schemes like the second one in your initial post, it looks very different to the norm but it worked too well imo in that the nice lines of the Mig-21 were largely lost due to the pattern! It shouldn't have been a surprise but it really did trick the eye in real life, even on a small 1/72 model!