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1/72 - Dassault Mirage III/5 Nesher/Dagger family by Special Hobby - MIIIC & CJ released


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20 minutes ago, Wez said:

Well, mine arrived today and as @Enzo Matrix predicted, I am a verreee happpeee bunnneee!

 

I'm mightily impressed with this kit, the surface detail is a great improvement on previous Special Hobby kits, also I pleased I don't have to devote any thought on how to fill the divots on the surface.

 

A great kit, I shall be buying many more!

 

Mine arrived a few days ago and I can only agree with these comments. Surface detail is particularly delicate yet very sharp, should look good with a natural metal finish.

I am very tempted to move this kit to the very top of the pile... and I don't know how many I may buy once the III-E and 5 are released...

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1 hour ago, Giorgio N said:

 I don't know how many I may buy once the III-E and 5 are released...

 

 

Those kits sound like a licence to print money!  :D 

 

I really want to build a IIIE with bombs mounted on fuel tanks!  Oh...  and a Belgian 5BA.  That's gotta be a high priority. 

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19 minutes ago, Enzo Matrix said:

 

 

Those kits sound like a licence to print money!  :D 

 

I really want to build a IIIE with bombs mounted on fuel tanks!  Oh...  and a Belgian 5BA.  That's gotta be a high priority. 

I want to build many IIIE especially an EC2/4 "Lafayette" nuke alert jet, a 5F, a 5BA in the early and late schemes, some more Adl'A IIIC/E and...  ... just so many!

 

You're right, they're a licence to print money!

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33 minutes ago, Wez said:

I want to build many IIIE especially an EC2/4 "Lafayette" nuke alert jet, a 5F, a 5BA in the early and late schemes, some more Adl'A IIIC/E and...  ... just so many!

 

You're right, they're a licence to print money!

Good evening Wez

I hope that SH will be able to produce enough kits to allow you and all the Mirage fans here on Brittmodeller to build so many Mirage III 😉

Best Regards

Patrice

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7 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

An R/RD ..... hope, hope, hope 🤞

Having seen a sprue shot showing the camera nose transparencies, your wish will come true, quite when is another matter...

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13 hours ago, Enzo Matrix said:

Do we know what will be the next release and when?  

 

Not counting the French IIIC and the Atar 9C engined IIIC. 

Good morning Enzo

 I just asked on the SH Facebook page and when I get an asnwer I will let you know ..

Best Regards

Patrice

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Good morning Enzo and everybody interested by the Mirages 

Here is the answer from Mr Riedel on Facebook :

 " Next spring, there will be a French Mirage IIIC with a different armament and rocket engine. Then the Mirage IIIE and Mirage 5 will follow in various variants. A. Riedel "

 

Best Regards

Patrice

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9 hours ago, TEMPESTMK5 said:

Here is the answer from Mr Riedel on Facebook :

 " Next spring, there will be a French Mirage IIIC with a different armament and rocket engine. Then the Mirage IIIE and Mirage 5 will follow in various variants. A. Riedel "

 

 

Thanks Patrice.    I think the French IIIC will simply be a rebox with new decals.  The rocket engine is already included in the IIICJ boxing.  I don't know what the different armament would be.  The Special Hobby photos released show lots of air to ground ordnance yet to be released, but I don't think they would be appropriate for a IIIC in French service.

 

Incidentally, parts for an Atar 9C engined variant are also included in the current release, so if one can find suitable decals it's good to go! :thumbsup: 

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1 hour ago, Enzo Matrix said:

I don't know what the different armament would be. 

No difference. In AdlA service the vast majority of IIIC's carried the MATRA R530 and AIM-9B, which are included on runner I of the current IDF/AF boxing, while the fuel tanks for the French version will consist of partsmarked as not for use in the instructions of kit 72352.

 

Only a small number of C's were wired for the MATRA Magic 1 very late in their lives, and I'd wager that whoever buys this kit is bound to have at least a number of SH Mirage F.1C's in the stash which have both Magic 1 and 2's .

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

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7 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Now that’s a good question :)

I'm sure a SAAF boxing will eventually occur - after all, we've had the SH F.1CZ/AZ - but I'm not sure I can wait that long without taking refugee to the inevitable aftermarket the SH IIIC will cause. 

 

After all, who could resist.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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1 hour ago, RidgeRunner said:

My resistance will waiver when a R/RD comes out ;). I will melt in to a quivering mess when/if a D appears 

The R id a given. Even if the Doppler bulge of the IIIE / RD is not included as a seperate part, I'm sure there are a lot of Heller or even Revell spare parts floating around. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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1 minute ago, Tbolt said:

 No, the Mirage III looks best like this 😂

 

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ArtScale.eu is, in preparation for this French SH Mirage III boxing, releasing about 10 different decal sheets for various operators (some already available, some in the future), and this nice pink scheme is included. Must buy for me.🤣

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