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  1. Quite right, the original ESCI main canopy (too short) and windshield (too long and too much outward taper in the front) proportions are way out. This is also the reason why the forward fuselage has to be replaced with the resin one, to accommodate the correct canopy, as well as the cockpit tub that was too shallow. Cheers, John
  2. Correct, very odd/rare to see this. Usually the F-1AZ had it's own scheme and not the F-1CZ scheme.
  3. Andre, that looks like a CHAFF/Flare dispenser. Never seen those on any other photos. Cheers, John
  4. You might be right, the bomb on the outboard pylon looks like an M117. Interesting to see a mixed load out like this...
  5. Hi Dennis, Both F-1AZ and F-1CZ were equiped with the Matra rocket pods. Mirage F-1AZ Mirage F-1CZ Cheers, John
  6. Paul, you can actually get the H-2 with the comms pod and jammer from Shapeways https://www.shapeways.com/product/SGXCN6WBC/buccaneer-h-2-raptor-weapon-pack Cheers, John
  7. Hi Werner, Good going on the F-1AZ, and glad you are enjoying the build so far The bombs appear to be 460kg bombs, jokingly called a "Varkie" (that is Afrikaans for piggy) by the armorers. My boy always enjoyed playing on one at the Ysterplaat Air Force Base Museum. Cheers, John
  8. True, the old Heller kit can be turned into a beautiful model with some scratch building and rescribing the panel lines and elbow grease. Converting the Kinetic IIID is much less work though. Here's a link below of one built. https://www.saairforce.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9837
  9. Via email scaleworx@yahoo.com Alternatively, you can find the conversion set at the Aviation Megastore https://www.aviationmegastore.com/mirage-iiibz-conversion-kinetic-mirage-iiid-sw48-18-scaleworx-resin-models-sw48-18-aircraft-modelling-conversion/product/?action=prodinfo&art=155154
  10. Hoops, Yeah, it's been about 7 years ago that the F-1AZ was announced, and I've been waiting patiently, but gave up. Wouldn't hold my breath, especially with the small SAAF market. Totally agree with you that one can save some money to scratch build the mods, if one has the skills. The nose cone is by far the trickiest part. It would be super cool if you did that, and would love to see your work Cheers
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