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12 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Einfache klasse!

Dankeschön Gary! 

3 hours ago, DocRob said:

Funky scheme, Kai and you made it to perfection.

Cheers Rob

Thanks for your feedback Rob! This will be a colorful bird in the end (I hope).

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1 hour ago, HubertB said:

Beautiful work, Kai :thumbsup2: !

Hubert
PS: is it done yet :popcorn: ?
 

Thank you Hubert ! Doing my best to finish it soon…;)

1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

Kai

Right with Harv - awesome painting and masking  .. looking fantastic

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank you Peter! Used a lot of Tape! And still 4 more triangles to do…

19 minutes ago, Anthony in NZ said:

Me too!!!

Wow

Thanks Anthony! 

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Really nice masking work Kai. Glad there wasn't too much touching up to do.

Nice thinking with the circular masks to ensure a uniform background under the decals. :thumbsup2:

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The triangles had to be reworked a little bit more since I made a mistake:

The triangle is a complete one. I cut of the edge near the fuselage which is wrong:

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This is the original plane

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and this was my mistake!

To correct it I had to prime the black portions with white (yellow will never cover the black!) and then I did the touch-ups and painted the missing corner:

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Now it’s ok and I can go on with the top side. 

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2 hours ago, GusMac said:

Really nice masking work Kai. Glad there wasn't too much touching up to do.

Nice thinking with the circular masks to ensure a uniform background under the decals. :thumbsup2:

Thanks Gus. As you can see above I had to correct a little more. 
Should have looked at the pictures with more care…

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Tonight I managed to airbrush the light sand color on the upper fuselage and wings.

I decided not to do a patchy paintjob, because on the real plane the camo isn’t patchy: 

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I also detected a scratch on the left intake which I have to rework:

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Otherwise it looks like this now:

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The demarcation lines. Airbrushed with 0,15 mm nozzle freehand:847F4135-0988-4F85-87FC-CE74ED506401.thumb.jpeg.b09846ed6a1660609bd6204b94718622.jpeg

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With the color on the tail the nozzle really comes to life:

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Next color to follow will be the green. 

 

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Wow Kai, as Peter said, nice smooth finish on the sand color, and you are right, the exhaust now really stands out with the sand color on, how thin did you make your paint?. I'm curious about the next phase with the green, good work so far, the extra mile you took in preparing the Mirage now pays of,

Frank

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16 hours ago, harv said:

Loving this buddy !....harv :popcorn:

Thanks for your nice feedback Harv!

Any update when you will be back to the bench? 
 

12 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Kai

The light tan looks smooth as silk and I’m glad you decided to do the finish mostly clean as the photos. Any update on the the “scratch”?
Keep ‘em comin

Peter

Thank you Peter, reworked it already and have to prime and paint it again:

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not a big thing to deal with…

12 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Probably well know dogfight, but still.  Gloria Epstein took on 11 Mig-21. Hell yeah !

 

Super Video Martin! Love it! 

3 hours ago, Trigger said:

Wow Kai, as Peter said, nice smooth finish on the sand color, and you are right, the exhaust now really stands out with the sand color on, how thin did you make your paint?. I'm curious about the next phase with the green, good work so far, the extra mile you took in preparing the Mirage now pays of,

Frank

Thanks you Frank. I always thin the paint 50:50. This gives some scope for playing with the airbrush. 
As you see above I still find some faults to correct. Sloppy work at control after priming…;)

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Kai, Glad to see some color...  I've been looking for it the past few days.  The exhaust really stands out compared to the sand color. 

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