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Mr B

1/72 High Planes Mirage IIIO RAAF

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Hi folks

 

i will support this gb with a small mirage. Thanks to our wonderful host....i got some decals as opposed to the drab greys in the box. Will start soon

 

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rgds

brian

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Brian,

 

Welcome to the GB.

 

Australian Mirages are proving to be the most popular subjects in this GB, but given the range of colour schemes available, quite understandable!

 

We look forward to you starting.

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Thanks a lot for the welcome......wez

 

i aim to start the next sitting on the bench.......hopefully within this week.....

 

yes many australian versions for this g/b......hope to do my rendition justice.....

 

best reagrds

 

 

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Hi folks

 

just a small update. Got some cockpit work done. Man i forgot how small 1/72 is...my giant paws found it hard to paint the harness .....the plus side its faster to finish assemblies 

 

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looks like a nice kit clever design so far...only the lines a bit deep in my opinion

 

rgds

mr b

 

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Nice start Brian, do you have the original release of this kit, it had the deeper lines. I have a few of these and will put up with them. Perhaps sanding the external surfaces will help though I have heard priming also helps to reduce the depth.

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Cheers Ray

 

No I do not have the original release....seldom buy 1/72 for the past few years now, this was a good deal at the local hobby shop hence me taking the plunge plus it was a Mirage with Australian options :) ...thanks for the suggestions and I will see how it goes..............primer looks like an option..............

 

best regards

brian

 

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Nice work - following with interest. Any ideas as to which Squadron?

 

Jay

 

 

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13 hours ago, Mountain goat said:

Nice work - following with interest. Any ideas as to which Squadron?

 

Jay

 

 

Thanks Jay

 

Its going to be a 3 SQN bird with the blue painted rudder ....based out in Butterworth.....Malaysia......

 

Cheers

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2 hours ago, Mr B said:

Thanks Jay

 

Its going to be a 3 SQN bird with the blue painted rudder ....based out in Butterworth.....Malaysia......

 

Cheers

Great choice!

 

Jay

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Cheers Jay

 

Hope to do it justice....

 

rgds

 

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I'm sure you will Brian after seeing you other builds here :thumbsup:

 

Though I was never at 3SQN I did like the tail flash colours :D

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Cheers Ray

 

going quite well but i lost the fin leading edge....will need to imprevise on that

 

progress

 

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Panel is sorted. One of the best decal and size for a panel. Just sat in place

 

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Rear section all done up just for the missing part. Next will be the wings and mating session

 

rgds all

 

brian

 

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Brian,

 

I'm taking notes on this, the fin certainly needs a lot of filler at the base but I'm surprised at the amount of filler required in the rest of the kit.

 

I'd started painting the IP, quite forgot that there may be a decal...

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Cheers Guys

Wez

It is actually not that bad ....as the pic was taken right after a wet sanding session so there is residue all over the place.......but the fit is not shake and bake either..........is a mix bag so far........no modelling time today ......out with the mates ............so next sitting as eariler mentioned should see a complete airframe..........thanks ....

 

Jay

I too wanted to paint the panel.........but with my eyes and ham fists .....it would have not been a pretty sight.........

 

Best Regards

Brian

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Thanks man - much appericated

 

got most of it together now.....the current state of affairs. Sqn Decals as kindly donated by Enzo has also arrived. Next update should see her with some paint on

 

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piggy back on a russian freind 

 

rgds n happy modelling guys

 

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Almost complete

 

then a nice rub down and wash n paint. Hopefully the next update we see it with paint.

 

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happy modelling guys

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Hi Brian,

 

Lots of stuff to look at..! A true artist's workplace for one, a giant Fulcrum and the lovely looking Mirage. Must say shape-wise the model looks very authentic. 

 

Jay

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Cheers Jay

 

thanks for looking in mate.Yes alot of things going on....glad you approve on the mirage and my work bench as well 😁😁😁 artist lol ....

 

meeting up the family this evening and will

collect the sexy two seater which has already arrived from hong king  and most likely throw it into the mix as well

 

best regards and have a great week ahead

 

brian

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Mr B, you are making great progress with the Mirage, I'm at the stage I need to throw some filler at mine, I'm not so worried now I've seen just how much you've used!  Keep up the good work and please do bring us the IIID!

 

 

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21 hours ago, Mr B said:

Cheers Jay

 

thanks for looking in mate.Yes alot of things going on....glad you approve on the mirage and my work bench as well 😁😁😁 artist lol ....

 

meeting up the family this evening and will

collect the sexy two seater which has already arrived from hong king  and most likely throw it into the mix as well

 

best regards and have a great week ahead

 

brian

 

Cheers, you too - If the two seater is going to join -very much looking forward to that!

 

Jay

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Cheers jay

 

guys could not progress to paint yet. I forgot some vital parts underside n the canopy...well its ready now....

 

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nice wash down n fine sand n onto the paint process. Does anyone know the roo markings from the box is it translucent and would a white backgroud. Thanks

 

brian

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Brian,

 

The decals are good, Wilks is a member here and on the Aussie Modeller Forums who has built around 10 of the High Planes kits and he has reported no issues with the decals being translucent. Unfortunately, the Photobucket saga has blocked all his pictures.

 

Here is one of his High Planes builds from Facebook

 

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