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Avgas

1/48 KH Mirage F1 BE Tiger Meet 1988

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Wez    1,944

Your rendering of the camouflage certainly puts me in mind of dusty Spanish plains and shimmering haze on a hot summers day!  Very good indeed!  Keep up the good work:thumbsup2:

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Avgas    379

Cheers guys.

 

I got the metal work done, gloss coat on and started decalling. First one I put on (kit decal) silvered slightly. By slightly I mean completely. Broke into bits while adjusting it too.

 

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Not such a big deal. I was probably only going to use the walkway demarcation lines from the kit in any case. I'll mask and spray some time and for now move on to the aftermarket set.

 

First up

 

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hmm..

 

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C'mon Xtradecal - that's just sloppy. I'll have to mask and spray those too.

 

On a more positive note, I decided to add actuators to the Atar petals as they're quite prominent on the real thing. KH supplies PE actuators in the F1 C kit but decided not to include them with my F1 B. I used some .2mm rod instead. Still needs drybrushing!

 

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That's it for now :)

 

 

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Wez    1,944

Those petal actuators are quite effective, good job!

 

As for those decals, that's a crying shame, I wonder if they were ever scaled to the kit or is the kit wrong?

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Avgas    379

Thanks Wez.

 

About the decals - I stand corrected, but I'm pretty sure the decals pre-date the Kittyhawk kit, which means they were probably intended for the Fonderie kit. The placement guide mentions the Kittyhawk kit so it's probably a case of updating existing instructions and releasing.

 

However, when checking against the Fonderie Miniature F1-B, the same problem exists

 

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My next guess is they're incorrectly upscaled from one of the 1/72 kits, or just plain incorrect. Who knows :shrug:

 

In the interests of time saving, I might just end up slicing the decal to size.

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Jabba    1,542

It is a pity that decals do not fit the kit for they are supposedly made for. I wish you good luck with this decaling venture.

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exdraken    2,682

Hmmm nice work!

But tjose decals.....

Albatros made a Dark Mirages sheet with these decals as well.....

Maybe they are better sized?

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Avgas    379
10 hours ago, exdraken said:

Hmmm nice work!

But tjose decals.....

Albatros made a Dark Mirages sheet with these decals as well.....

Maybe they are better sized?

Perhaps, but I don't want to put any more cash into this kit :)

 

I've sprayed the walkway demarcation lines. The hatched line is not 100% accurate but from a metre away it serves its purpose.

 

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They need a bit of toning down, which will be done with some diluted Tamiya smoke.

 

I'll tackle the tail decals next.

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Mr B    1,642

Really nice work....!

 

awaiting the final product....as like you, I like them dirty as well ....:)

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