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Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIIC, Djibouti - Work in progress

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIIC, Djibouti - Work in progress
Posted by Nikola on Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:30 PM

Hi gents,

 

For those interested, I thought it would be nice that I try something completely new and tackle a jet for the first time.

 

My subject of choice is Eduard's Weekend Edition 1/48 Mirage IIIC, Djibouti camo (sand and dark earth), as I am a sucker for anything connected to the desert. :)

 

Again, I will be building it OOB and experimenting with my Complementary Pre-Shading method, meaning that I will be using mainly purple hues for this job.  

 

Any tips on assembling and painting a jet fighter, preferably a Mirage, would be much much appreciated!

 

Thanks for taking an interest! :)

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:52 PM
No tips but I'll be watching

 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:30 AM

Hi gents,

 

Just a little update, nothing special.

Cockpit completed. Needs a few touch-ups but that's that. 

 

Primed with Vallejo black primer, filtered with Vallejo Intermediate Blue and washed with a black wash. Slight wear drybrushed with aluminium.

The seat was painted with Tamiya Olive Drab and filtered with Tamiya yellow followed by a brown wash. Then the seatbelt decal was applied with some more brown wash. 

 

As I said, nothing special.

I didn't plan on putting too much time into the cockpit and investing in interior details as the canopy will be closed anyway. This will be a simple weekend edition OOB, more of a practice and painting experimentation model. :)

 

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:41 PM

Hi gents,

 

The cockpit is in. 

Since I will have the canopy open due to some misalignment of the canopy and the fuselage top (could be my own doing) I thought to add some interest by painting the ejection pull handles as they should be.

The handle is wrong as it should be a "D" handle, but I just didn't have enough patience and will to change it this time. It is what it is.

I masked the darn thing which was very touchy, nevertheless interesting, so the scale of the spiral is probably off.

I could have just painted it without masking but hey, why do it easy when you can complicate things. :)

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Best,

Nikola

 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:21 AM

I shouldn't have thinned down the yellow that much for brush painting since now I have it in a slightly thicker layer than I intended.

Lesson learned.

 

A couple of closer (bad) shots:

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:59 AM

That's a nice-looking cockpit, Nikola.  

 

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:41 AM

Hutch6390

That's a nice-looking cockpit, Nikola.  

 

 

 

Thanks Hutch! Glad you like it.

It's OOB so not too interesting but I am giving it a shot to make it slightly better.

Still got to add red to the handle attachment point. Forgot that completely. :) 

 

Best,

Nikola

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