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Hi,

 

Never got round to posting my Mirage III in the RFI section.

 

Since my last WIP report, I addressed the wheel alignment issue ( no wonder they were out of line as I discovered I never glued them fixed). Since then I also reshaped the nose after I broke the pitot tube and re-attachment looked bad. Hence I did some rigorous material build up on the nose front and reshaped with files and sandpaper to try and blend the masters pitot tube back in. Hopefully it looks acceptable. The WIP report is at the bottom of this post.

 

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The WIP report:

 

 

Thanks for watching,

 

 Rgds,

 

Rob

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Nicely done.   The Mirage is one of those jets that just looks fast sitting there.   You did a fantastic job capturing the look of this amazing aircraft.

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Great work on the metallics. Looks awesome.

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15 hours ago, Charles68 said:

Yep, fantastic metal finish!   Ill go back thru the WIP thread and follow up on what you used for paint. 

Hi Charles,

 

It is AK Xtreme’s Polished Aluminium on gloss black coat ( mr Color GX2 Ueno Black).

Then a protective coat of Alclad Aqua gloss, since the polished Aluminium does rub off quite easily on wings edges when handling. (Better to not use solvent based gloss coats on Polished Alu). After the gloss coat is dry then panels are picked out using different shades of AK Xtreme, Alclad and Mr Color Super Silver and other tones.

 

Hope this helps

 

Rgds

 

Rob

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Hi Rob - I just finished admiring your Starfighter & this Mirage is another lovely job!

 

Chris

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51 minutes ago, russ c said:

Beautiful Mirage there Rob, really nice work

Thanks Russ,


Would like to learn how to photograph these models with a scenic backdrop. How do you go about this? You always do an amazing job. 
 

Thanks @russ c,

 

Rgds,

 

Rob

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18 hours ago, Rob K. said:

Thanks Russ,


Would like to learn how to photograph these models with a scenic backdrop. How do you go about this? You always do an amazing job. 
 

Thanks @russ c,

 

Rgds,

 

Rob

Hi Rob, the backgrounds are just wall posters ( or bits cut out of ), glued onto card. I take the pictures outdoors, preferably on a slightly overcast day. There`s probably settings on the camera to adjust for the weather but I can`t or can`t be bothered to set them up every time.

Cheers Russ

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6 hours ago, russ c said:

Hi Rob, the backgrounds are just wall posters ( or bits cut out of ), glued onto card. I take the pictures outdoors, preferably on a slightly overcast day. There`s probably settings on the camera to adjust for the weather but I can`t or can`t be bothered to set them up every time.

Cheers Russ

Thanks Russ,

 

I am going to give this a try.

 

Rgds,

 

Rob

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