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Graeme H

Mirage IIIO 3 Sqn RAAF

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Looks good Graeme, :thumbsup:

 

Sounds like an interesting trip planned. Looking forward to seeing the QANTAS museum shots. Have fun at QMHE as well!

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Only just noticed you changed your BM name Ray, I have been sleeping on the job

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Since the HPM site lists all their Mirage kits as "new tooling", how do I tell which kits are the "new new tooling" ... or "revised new tooling" ... or "based on our new tool Mirage IIIE/5" ...:rage:

Thanks,

Gene K

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On 8/20/2017 at 11:37 PM, Antoine said:

I assume that the "revised new tooling" has replaced all the others by now.

According to HPM, YES!

 

Gene K

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Well viewers quite a bit of work has gone on since I got home nearly a week ago

 

Firstly I found my Mirage jig when doing the undersides, makes it so much easier

 

36844072552_50403d8b94_b.jpgDSC03793 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

 

When using the Red Roo decal sheet, I noticed a discrepancy between the colours on the 3 Sqn Fin markings between it and the HPM decal sheet that comes with the recce conversion.

 

36207086903_ac672336a9_b.jpgDSC03802 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

 

There are differences between the markings though the trailing edge of the dart shape is correct for A3-86 that I'm doing, but the marking on the HPM sheet is for a recon bird that had a different shape at the back end of the dart marking, so just have to live with it.  Another curiosity with the Red Roo decal is that it gives coloured 3 views of the aircraft, but no instructions at all on where they should go, so obviously for experienced modellers only.

Another part was the external canopy emergency release just behind the canopy on both sides, which Red Roo only give in the more common black, but the photo reference I'm using shows it was actually in red, which fortunately for me was on the HPM Recce decal sheet.

 

So the underside all decaled up, not many really

 

36179490064_32104c543f_b.jpgDSC03803 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

 

and the topside near enough complete, I just have to add the pitot tubes, and some nose gear doors and an odd stencil or 2  

 

36179494844_42a9aa1f52_b.jpgDSC03805 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

 

Now off again for a few days, and hoping to catch up with Steve the former owner of High Planes, who is holidaying nearby with his family, so see what happens

Once I get the exterior matted down it is back to finishing off a MB Mk4 for the interior, and should be good to go

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great to see the lizard scheme being done Graeme, as you don't see it modelled that often.

The Mt Isa Rodeo is great fun, although I was still sneezing out dust a week later.  good on your grandkids for having a go

 

Bruce

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10 hours ago, Graeme H said:

Firstly I found my Mirage jig when doing the undersides, makes it so much easier

 

Wonderful update, thanks.

 

As concerns the jig, did you wing it, or do you have patterns (that you could/would share)??:D

 

Gene K

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4 hours ago, Gene K said:

 

Wonderful update, thanks.

 

As concerns the jig, did you wing it, or do you have patterns (that you could/would share)??:D

 

Gene K

I just wingdd it adjusting as I went, glued together withwhite glue

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OK, small update, as I haven't done a lot of external stuff on this yet, doing up an Ejector Seat, MB Mk 4 for the cockpit, sorry didn't take any photos of that yet

 

A matte coat added while it waits

 

37073674300_cc1995589c_b.jpgDSCN0820 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

 

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Looking good standing on its own gear

 

Does looks like a good rendition............of the mirage...........

 

Hope to see it completed soon

 

rgds

 

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Getting the cockpit finished seat in, but not yet attached, I have to paint up the single loop face curtain for the MB OMMk4

I sort of dropped it and the pitot was the only casualty :swear:

 

 

37230110290_87bf5bb152_b.jpgDSCN0828 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

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OK, first one started and first over the line, will put some up in the gallery

This one was a good build except for breaking off the nose probe, several times  

 

37291601394_3be1488e09_k.jpgDSCN0861 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

37291605764_9294028601_k.jpgDSCN0860 by qfa_tsv, on Flickr

 

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Lovely job Graeme, love all the subtle details such as the tonal variation on the radome for instance, really well done.

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