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  1. Mirage III E & R Update sets - For Italeri Kit 1:32 Eduard Update Set (32908 R)(32907 E) This is one brass fret.& one colour nickel one. Differences in the two sets are accounted for in the cockpit. The colour fret provides instrument panels, ejection seat handles & other small parts. The large set includes parts for the ejection seat, HUD, canopy mirrors, and other cockpit parts. Zoom sets are available if you just want the colour fret. 32907 Mirrage III E 33166 Mirrage III E(Zoom) 32908 Mirrage III R 33167 Mirrage III R(Zoom) Exterior (32403) This is two brass frets, the smaller of the two is for the exhaust. The bigger fret provides parts for the camera windows, gun port, undercarriage doors, undercarriage bays, and access panels. Seat-belts (32909) This small fret provides seat-belts which are the same for the E & R Conclusion These sets will enhance an already impressive model. Recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  2. So here we go! Finally the Mirage GB is there. Waited for a long time :). In my stash I have this 1/32 Mirage III and the 1/48 Mirage III (SEA) box. Despite the time frame which for me means 'pressure' I did not choose my Mirage 1/48. As a reader on Britmodeller I especially enjoy builds which are kits that are rarely seen. So this time it's my turn to do so. The Italeri Mirage III box is huge and I bought back in November. I opened it a few times to look at the sprues. Italeri did a good job on the kit and there is a small PE-fret supplied too. Although I ordered 1/32 decals to make an Australian IIIO I have seen that it needs a fair bit of modification, and thus I've choosen to make a Swiss Mirage IIIRS. The recce version. The only thin I need to do is scratch build to canard wings of which I have a drawing in 1/32 scale. Matterhorn decals released a new comprehensive sheet covering basically all the verson flow with the Swiss Air Force. The decals were orderd to day so they should be arriving somewhere within the next two weeks. So what I'm aiming for looks like this: © Airscene.co.uk Some photos of the kit: IMG_3631 Boxart Content Huge decal sheets Small PE-fret Clear parts Pretty nice OOB details The tub Nose gear bay details Wheels Camera parts for the IIIRS nose Wing surface details And finally the engine So now wait for saturday to actually start on the Mirage, till then I'm still collecting as much info an pictures as I can. Cheers, Evert
  3. Yes another 1/32nd Mirage III is in the pipe. Kinetic has just announced a new tool 1/32nd Dassault Mirage IIIE/O kit in progress for 2015 - ref.K3209. Not bad as this variant of the Mirage III opens the door to a family of aircraft like Mirage 5/50 and their numerous widely-exported versions. Source: https://www.facebook.com/Kineticmodel?fref=nf V.P.
  4. Pitot and Refuelling Probes 1:32/1:48/1:72/1:144 Master Having released the Sukhoi collection, Master Models have also recently released several sets for Western aircraft, with particular emphasis on the three V Bombers in both 1:72 and 1:144. [AM-32-090] – This pack contains two parts to build up the pitot probe and fairing for the Italeri 1:32 Mirage II. Rather than brass, the two parts have been turned in alluminium and is a simple direct replacement for the kit part. [AM-48-118] – Another simple replacement pitot probe, this time for the Airfix 1:48 BAC TSR-2, it may have been along time in coming, but it is, nevertheless, a very welcome addition. [AM-72-097/AM-144-009] – These two sets have been designed for the Airfix 1:72 and any of the 1:144 kits from the likes of Micro-Mir, Anigrand or Welsh Models. Each set contains two very fine pitot probes to replace the slightly clunky kit items. [AM-72-098/AM-144-010] – These sets contain only one item, the prominent refuelling probe. The 1:72 for he Airfix kit and the 1:144 for either the Anigrand or Great Wall Hobby kits. Unfortunately even though they are meant to be different scales the review samples re exactly he same size, so do check when you buy your 1:144 as it would be absolutely massive when compared to even the kit part. In each case though, you will need to cut the kit part where it joins the nose fairing, drill out the hole then fit the metal part before adding to the model. [AM-72-099/AM-144-011] – The last of the V bomber sets is naturally for the Victor, either the Matchbox/Revell 1:72 kit or the Anigrand/Welsh Models kits. Whilst he 1:72 set contains the two wing tip mounted pitot probes and the probe end piece for the refuelling probe, the 1:144 set does provide the whole refuelling probe as well as the pitot probes. Conclusion Five more very useful additions to the Master Models range. If you thought the 1:72 scale stuff was small, you really should check out the 1:144 scale parts. I would love to know how they produce such small items, with such finesse of detail. Very highly recommended Review sample courtesy of Piotr at
  5. AML is to release a 1/72nd Dassault Mirage IIIB/BJ kit - ref. AML 72020 Source: http://www.aml.cz/en/coming.html AML single-seat Mirage IIIC review: http://www.internetmodeler.com/2007/october/first-looks/aml_mirage.php Source: http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=49&products_id=2663&osCsid=c2e6b018bba7ef49652a81380a0dca6d V.P.
  6. To be a mirage - think that's what it means! Think its time to start putting up some picture of the latest build. It made a sneak appearance in front of my HAS diorama the other day but time to have a proper look at it. I was building a couple of US jets a while back (F104 & F100) and started thinking about the F102/F106 deltas. They look good & maybe one may come along one day. Until then the French delta came to mind. I have always liked the Mirage III and 5, and the Hasegawa kit of the Mirage IIIR is available on line pretty cheap in 1/48. So on the spur of the moment I ordered one. What problems could there be with a cheap Hasegawa kit? Well more of that later Kit shot: So what do you get? Not a lot. You could view it as cheap & cheerful or a bargain starting point. No recognisable ejector seat. Gaping holes in the wheel wells and the jet exhaust. No glazing in the nose camera recesses. One piece moulded closed canopy. I wanted to model it with no pilot & an open canopy. This is what you get for the cockpit: So options included buying a resin seat & interior (would probably cost more than the it) or bodging it up myself. Well anyone who has seen the HAS build will know – home made & do what I can. No seat cushion as the pilot is supposed to be there, so I made some up with cardboard & some filler for shaping. Seat belts are my first go with silver foil. Dial & displays are from a web picture of an etch, printed out & stuck on. Tried a throttle control from a bit of etch. I have boxed in behind the cockpit & over the front wheel well with plasticard. Air intakes are on & need some fillering to sit smooth. Loads of gaps in the fuselage fit at the dry fit stage. Weight made up to fit in the nose. Now, make up some glazing & fit it in the nose camera recesses before closing the fuselage or after? This web page gives a good idea of the kit: http://hyperscale.com/features/2002/mirageiiijr_1.htm
  7. Hello, I recently started the assembly of a pair of High Planes Mirage III kits. The in box review in pictures you can find on my blog: http://lietadielka.blogspot.fr/2012/05/mirage-iiio-nesher-s-high-planes-172.html. I would like finish both kits as an australian Mirages IIIO in a grey experimental camouflages. I'm currently working on an interiors.The basic cockpit color is a dark grey Tamiya acryl XF-24. The details are painted by various Vallejo, Revell Aqua and Humbrol Acryl colors. Pavol
  8. Hi mates, I`ve started with my MirageIII CZ from Hobbyboss. Truly surprised how many Eduard models of this "Belle du ciel" are built. The Hobbyboss kit is well detailed and here in Germany availeable for less than 16 Euro! So I was wondering as few kits of this brand are built! Since I`m a fan of the comic " The adventures of Mick Tanguy and Laverdure" it was only a question of time, that I would start to built this sexy sixty jet! As usual I`ve started not with step 1 of the instruction! Ussually I start with the sub components of an modell, as an welcome alternation! I`ve found some ncie pictures of the South African Mirage in the so called SAAF Forum. So my decision was fallen in favor of the AA Rocket Matra R 530. Only minor details are scratchbuilt. So I replaced all wings with thinner plastic. Additionally supplemented the two little control flaps and some missing panellines. Some original pictures has shown the Matra mounted on a yellow trolley! I decided to scratchbuilt one and used therefore the wheels of the old Italeri Trolley! Source: SAAF Forum Source: SAAF Forum Not sure what the original intention was, but I liked the very colourfull paintsheme of the SAAF Matra`s. Masking the rockets with Tamiya tabe and Laboratory Film I painted them with Gunze colours. I decided to use the 1600 liter tanks for my model.These tanks are so pretty huge! I rescriped some missing panellines too.
  9. Another old favourite, finished straight out of the box with Tamiya spray paint. Many thanks for looking.
  10. Hi, I've been working on this model almost a year now. It's a kitbash of a Eduard Mirage III CJ and a Italeri Mirage III EA. Since 2012 is the year of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, I thought I'd do a Falklands War aircraft. I bought a load of books, and some kits (A-4's, SHAR, Harrier Gr.3). This is the only one I've managed to finish so far... The kit itself was a clone between the better detailed Eduard Mirage III CJ and the poor Italeri Mirage III EA. As the Eduard Mirage III CJ is far superior in detail, and looks very similar to the Mirage III EA, I decided to bash the two together using the Italeri cockpit section and the Eduard kit from the area around the intakes and to the rear. I've scratched the weapons stations for the Magic AAMs and used a spare look-alike for the centreline station for the R-530C missile. The droptanks came from Italeri, however I scratched the fins in card. The Magic missiles are from the Esci Mirage 2000 box. I also made the various antennae needed on the fin, back and in front of the cockpit. Decals used were the new Falklands print from Aztec (highly recommended, as it has the toned-down Argentinian markings) and some from Aerocalcas and stencils etc. from Eduard and Italeri. As the engine is different on a III EA than on a III CJ, I used a Wolfpack Atar 9C resin part for the engine section with exhaust. I also used a Pavla MB mk.4 ejection seat and a metal pitot from Master. With regards to the paint; I had a small crisis, as I had pictures of the fin being overpainted in brown to cover som ID panels (probably in yellow). I had no pictures that were good of the top side of the wings, which some also claims were painted with the ID panels and then overpainted. I decided to do the fin, as I had good pictures of this, but not the wings. I used WEMs FS36622 grey, FS 34079 dark green, FS 34102 green olive drab, and grey-toned white for the antennaes. Undercarriage were painted with Alclad. I used RAF Dark Brown for the ID panels. EDIT. Forgot FS30219 tan. I hope you like it, and any comments are welcome - also constructive critque!