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Italeri 1/48 Mirage F1 AZ (saaf 1980'S)

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    April, 2010
Italeri 1/48 Mirage F1 AZ (saaf 1980'S)
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:25 AM

I am building this Itaelri kit but it is super basic and NEEDS resin "bling"

 IMG_20180527_164343 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180527_164302 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I got this exhaust from a friend....way better than the kit one

 IMG_20180527_164250 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180527_163112 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Will be in SAAF late 1980's scheme 

http://www.saairforce.co.za/site/gallery_and_media/index.php/36/mirage-f1az?gallery_id=36

 

Theuns

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:36 AM

I'm assuming the first 3 shots are of "resin bling" and not the kit parts. Because if those are kit parts, then dang, that's very cool. I'll be watching this for sure.

BK

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:00 AM

No, those bling is what is needed to turn it into an accepta ble kit, the supplied plastic is very "amature"

I have yet to see that quality in ANY plastic kit, some have come close but not as fine with the detail as in resin.

 

Theuns

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    February, 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, May 27, 2018 8:18 PM

Yes!  Fun times ahead!  

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:32 PM

I hpoe it will be "fun build" LOL

Here is the resin bling sofar, it turns this kit from toy like to something special I recon...

 IMG_20180528_061435 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180528_061253 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I will have to cutt off the radar sight, there is a slight difference between the AZ that had the bomb computer instead of the air radar intercept.

I am cheat a little to make it into an AZ.

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, May 28, 2018 11:36 PM

The IP that I have is for the French CT/CR, same as the SAAF CZ F-1 with the radar scope on the right.

The AZ as used by the SAAF didnt have this but had a moving map display mounted centrally on the top IP, I will have to modify the IP to the correct shape.

 IMG_20180529_061630 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, June 02, 2018 11:19 AM

The office in the Mirage is black, now that presents me with a problem as it will hide all the lovely resin detail so I went for tamiya "rubber black"

It is not as "harsh" as normal matt black and I can still drybrush some areas and do a black pinwash in others to give some tonal difference.

 IMG_20180602_164227 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:40 AM

The tub..

 IMG_20180603_122352 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Seat, still needs some buckles to be painted

 IMG_20180603_122540 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

For the exhaust I used alclad burnt iron and highlited the pettals with a graphite pencil to look "metal" the pix dont really reflect the look as well.

 

 IMG_20180603_120847 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

On the indise I did the same but added tamiya smoke to tone it down a little.

 IMG_20180603_120826 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 03, 2018 8:21 AM
Looks great

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 03, 2018 10:38 AM

Ta.

Here is the office almost done..

 IMG_20180603_165203 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180603_165257 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:41 AM

Very cool and nicely done!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 18, 2018 11:23 AM

I had a hard time with the resin nose not fitting well, allot of filling and sanding was needed to fare it in. Then the canopy fit was poor and I had to modify this to fot aswell....then rescribe it all - so much for a quick easy build LOL

 IMG_20180616_094154 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180614_174212 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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