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alberto49

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  1. On 8/29/2021 at 5:49 PM, Kaireckstadt said:

    As promised Hubert: 

    It‘s finished now:

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    Already started with the diorama-plate and will add 2 maintenance crew and their tools:

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    I think they fit perfectly regarding era and clothing for the hot environment. 

    Thanks for following my build, for all the positive and critical feedback and the tipps. It’s really a great community here with lots of awesome modelers. 

    Cheers

    Kai

    Hi Kai, my model is progressing well, I will post some pictures very soon, but I have question for you, could you please post an other picture of the canopy positioned in open position? I'm struggling to understand how it's fixed to to the cockpit. Many thanks in advance. Alberto

     

  2. On 4/19/2022 at 7:19 PM, Kaireckstadt said:

    Looks very nice Alberto. Great work with the decals!

    One thing regarding the taxi-lights on the front landing gear: it is not installed on Israeli Mirage III CJs. 

    Hi, many thanks for your comment! taxi-lights will soon disappear from my model! In the mean time I've found that blue color of Israeli star is probably too pale and I'm preparing new darker ones.

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  3. Hello everybody, after a lot of time I come back to my Shahak project.

    In facts, when I came back from my vacation place, I got almost immediately involved in a big commitment regarding the inauguration of the new church just finished to build in the area where I live, so modelling was put aside for another two and half months.

    But eventually, I stared painting the camou, see pictures if you like.

     

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  4. 1 hour ago, Kaireckstadt said:

    Hi Alberto,

    long time now since your last update.

    Have you already finished your Mirage?

    Would be great to see the progress of your build…

    Hi, not finished yet! On early June I left Milan to go to my holiday place in Tuscany, I will continue the job when I will be back in September. Before leaving I just gave a coat of the lower surface color and a coat of the main upper color.

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  5. On 4/30/2021 at 10:53 AM, Kaireckstadt said:

    Yesterday I added all the missing rivets to the airframe. Took some time but now it’s finished. Here are some sample pictures:

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    Then I moved over to the guns. The representation Italeri created is more than poor. 
    Since the caliber of the gun is 30mm I used 0,9mm cannula to replicate them. I used reference fotos from the Duke Hawkins Book. The damping-rings are not the same for the C and DS but the arrangement is the same:

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    The damping-rings (although prominent on the real plane nothing provided by Italeri) came from the Eduard Exterior Brass Set and were really fiddly to bend and glue:

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    But the result was acceptable for me.

    The last thing I did was to add the pitot tube to the nose. It has to be attached already at this stage because it’s partly painted. 
    I used the Master pitot which needed some rework to make it fit  perfectly.:

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    That’s all for today. 

    This is how my Mirage looks like now:

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    I now will go on with the landing-gear and the preparation of the plane for priming.

    Very good point, gun barrel must be added! I will see if I can manage something similar in my own Mirage model.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Kaireckstadt said:

    Nice progress on your build Alberto! The bangseat turned out very well and the nozzle is awesome. Looks absolutely realistic! 
    I can see that you also had some fit-issues with the Istacast tailcone like me. 
    Nice rework also on all the fuselage-flaws offered by Italeri.

    Next step now painshop? 
     

    Yes, in coming days I will start with primer and I'm a bit afraid that some more imperfections will show-up ...

    Let's wait and see.

     

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  7. 14 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

    The exhaust nozzle looks really nice.

    And finally you got the fuselage parts together! Which rework helped? 
     

    Here are some pics of the afterburner section. Lots of different colors to be seen:

     

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    These actuation-levers are prominent but missing in the Isracast exhaust nozzle! 

    Hi, many thanks for these pictures, they will be very helpful! May be I will consider to add actuation-leveres or, at least, I will try.

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  8. Also, today arrived the new seat from Sparkit and the supersonic drop tank made by Matterhorn Circle.

    The seat is great, details are astonishing. The tank is just doing the job, look at pictures!

    Seat dimension are ok, I will only have to cut a portion of the ramp (is it called so?) in order to align it with the seat lower surface.

    More to follow, soon or later ...

    Alberto

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  9. Hi everybody.

    I decided to glue the left side of the fuselage to the wings and compensate the seems with a little putty, not much really, so I was able to position the back panel. Also I did a first attempt to paint the ATAR 9C engine. According to photos, I should add inside a few green and some brown, I will see later how to accomodate that. Some picture here:

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