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Mirage IIIC. 1/48 Eduard Weekend Edition

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My entry will be Eduard's Weekend Edition 1/48 Mirage IIIC.

 

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Won't be starting for a while, as I still have to finish a couple of other ongoing group build entries, a MIG-21R and Mk2 Transit.

 

 

 

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Cool! Which scheme?  Nice to see another delta!

 

Welcome to the GB.

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On 6/25/2017 at 8:28 PM, Wez said:

Cool! Which scheme?  Nice to see another delta!

 

Welcome to the GB.

 

Original plan was the NMF finished, but the more I looked at the instructions the more I found myself drawn to the desert scheme of the Djibouti aircraft.

 

Made a start with the cockpit.

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 03

 

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2 minutes ago, Jb65rams said:

Original plan was the NMF finished, but the more I looked at the instructions the more I found myself drawn to the desert scheme of the Djibouti aircraft.

 

 

I can understand why, they somehow look more rugged in that scheme and it also gives you the scope for some extreme weathering.

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Hi JB

Nice start, but sorry to point out Eduard have got there instructions wrong, for a French Mirage IIIc and most other users of the C they used the D type Face blind Handle on the top of the E- seat not the B one that you have done.

Its some thing most do, it should be easy to fix.

If you need any more info just ask.

Paul

 

 

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On 7/26/2017 at 8:53 AM, PaulT 876 said:

Hi JB

Nice start, but sorry to point out Eduard have got there instructions wrong, for a French Mirage IIIc and most other users of the C they used the D type Face blind Handle on the top of the E- seat not the B one that you have done.

Its some thing most do, it should be easy to fix.

If you need any more info just ask.

Paul

 

 

 

Thanks. Following I bit of googling I understand I am look for a single larger handle. Should be able to produce one with some fuse wire.

 

 

 

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Bit of a big update.

 

First up, changes to the ejection seat to change the face blind handle.

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 15

 

Fuselage & wings assembled.

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 08

 

To ensure a good fit of the wings, I used a scrap piece of plastic strut to build up the mating area, to ensure a flush fit.

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 09

 

 

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 10

 

After a trip to the paint booth, primed with Halfords Plastic primer.

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 14

 

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Coming together well, like the detail of the cockpit and seat.

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Today's rain gave me a chance to get some more paint on (as opposed to mowing the lawn etc).

 

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 19

Still have some overspray to deal with.

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On 9/10/2017 at 7:43 PM, exdraken said:

Good colors and pattern!

Thanks, first attempt at feathered edges using blue-tac sausages. Not perfect but I am happy with the result. 

 

Progress continues at a snails pace. Made a start of the decaling

 

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 22

 

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looking real good JB

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With the deadline looming, progress continues with a half hour here & a half hour there.

 

Decals finished, she has had a coat of Klear and been given a light wash of Flory Models "Grime".

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 23

 

Start made adding the under carriage, found them quite fiddly and don't look that strong.

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 24

 

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Looks lovely, JB; the wash has added some character to the desert scheme (which really suits the Mirage apparently). Hope the undercarriage holds up well.

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On 10/12/2017 at 11:29 PM, Andrew said:

Looks lovely, JB; the wash has added some character to the desert scheme (which really suits the Mirage apparently). Hope the undercarriage holds up well.

Thanks. she is still standing. I was originally planning the NMF scheme, but the more I looked at the kit I found the desert scheme calling me. It does look good.

 

Light matt coat applied.

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 27

 

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 Calling this finished.

I am happy with how it has turned out. Just need to finish the standing figure and then I will take some pictures for the gallery.

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Very impressive stuff, well done sir!

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On 10/14/2017 at 6:41 PM, Jabba said:

That looks very good indeed, well done.

 

On 10/16/2017 at 6:18 AM, Wez said:

Very impressive stuff, well done sir!

 

On 10/16/2017 at 6:54 AM, Graeme H said:

Terrific job on that one, and yes the desert scheme looks great

Thanks.

 

Photos have now been uploaded into the Gallery.

 

Mirage IIIC 048 Eduard 39 Finished

 

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