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  1. Small pleasant model that I had chosen to clear my mind after my first Mirage IIIE Modelsvit, to make a "quickly done" model.... Well, not so easy for me.... six months anyway ! This does not come from the model but only from me, which drags me miserably. The kit itself is very easy, no pitfalls, super assemblies. I also took a little time to have fun doing a two-tone camouflage (while the green suited him very well too...). And also to try various patina techniques. On a tank, we risk less. On the historical side, this SS-23 was designed at the end of the 1970s, entered service in 1979. Its fatal purpose was to transport nuclear tactical missiles. Intended to replace part of the Scub-B fleet, it was reputed to be very effective and made it a formidable weapon. The entire SS-23 fleet was disbanded in 1987 following the US-Soviet FNI disarmament agreements of 1987. And now photos : I hope you will like it. Complete set of photos can be find there and the work in progress there. Alain.
  2. I totally agree about these SAMP bombs. There are not so easy to do. And those from the PJ set are too tiny. A good news. Alain.
  3. Only one this year Mirage IIIE, opération "Tamara". Modelsvit 1/72. I hope more next year. Alain.
  4. Thanks everybody for your comments. @Ad-4N : for the backdrop, you can see how it is done there : http://maquette72.free.fr/articles/2006_HunterF6/index76.php (at the end of the page) @Sturmovik : the fit of this kit is very very good. A lot of pieces and sometimes a little bit complex to assemble but the fit is overall very good. Thanks again. Alain.
  5. Excellent. Bravo. I love this plane and your build is beautiful.
  6. Hi, We no longer present the Mirage IIIE, flagship of French aeronautics from the 60s to the 80s which equipped many air forces around the world. The plane presented here has a rather particular history because it is one of the two planes which took part in the operation Tamara in July 1973. This secret operation at the time consisted in dropping on the atoll of Mururoa on August 28, 1973 a 6KT nuclear bomb AN52. The decoration of the plane corresponds to the standard scheme of the time but with some markings specific to this event, in particular the pennant of the C46 on the left fin, emblem of the EM 85 "Loire" based in Mururoa. The model used is that of Modelsvit.. The decoration is also from the box. The model is excellent. Detailed in every nook and cranny with high quality engraving, even if some are skeptical about riveting. In addition to its extreme details, the model is also very precise with high quality of all the assemblies. The whole is at the price of a sometimes a little high complexity and an equally important number of parts. This is the brand's first Mirage III box. The few defects of this box (seal on the rudder, lower surface seal, fixed elevons, dimensions of some cans a bit too short) are all corrected in the following boxes. Well done to Modelsvit for this quality. Make way for photos. Complete set of photos can be find here and the work in progress there. Hope you will like it. Alain.
  7. Any news from Trumpeter or Hobbyboss for 2021 ?
  8. Hi, I'm very far from some of you but three finished models for this year, it's not so bad. First at all : a F-86F-25 Sabre (F-40 Wing) of Imperial Ethiopian Air Force. Hobby Boss, 1/72. A second : Blockade Runner Tantive IV. Bandai. A nice build. Bandai models are beautiful. And a last one, just for fun, during the lockdown : Grendizer Infinitism. Bandai, 1/144. Photos of the family : Hope you enjoy. Happy new year to everybody. Best wishes. Alain.
  9. Thanks. The plaque is included with the kit. It is simply cut from the box. Alain.
  10. There was a problem about seeing photos on Chrome browser. I fixed it. I hope it's better now. Alain.
  11. Finished ! These little Bandaï models kit are superb. Very fine détails and very easy to build. As this Tantive IV is the very first spaceship seen in the first movie, this model must be done !! I hope you will like it. Alain.
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