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The insignia decals are on. 
As usual I tested the reaction of the decals to my setting solution (Mr. Mark Softer) with a decal on my DC3-fuselage:

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Everything was ok!

It was a good decision to mask the places where the insignia are placed over the yellow/ black triangles. On the left fuselage side the green demarcation line shone through the white of the decal. There was no other option than placing another decal over the first one. This was possible because there were some extra decals on the Isradecal sheet and because they are very thin.

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 I also added the Parachute housing (lots of rework to be done because the diameter of the white part was much too big) and already build and painted the ladder for the pilot which still needs weathering:

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The external tanks were also weathered with AK Extreme Metal Steel over Alclad II White Aluminum and blended in:

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That’s all for tonight. Tomorrow I will go on with the other decals.

 

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Thank you all for your feedback!

I was also thinking about the blue of the Israeli Stars. At first glance I thought it was too dark. But I found fotos in my literature that showed the blue really was that dark on many (but not all) Mirages:

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So I decided to use the Isredecals. Hope that Ra‘anan Weiss researched correctly.

This is how they look in natural sunlight:

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What do you think?

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Kai

As we talked earlier,the blue Star of David does seem a bit dark. I've been doing some research and have found the blue does appear darker in some photographs as compared to others but can not determine what the actual FS number of the blue is.  For my money, the blue looks good, fills the bill and should be left as is.

Keep 'em comin

Peter 

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Hi Kai, looking great.

I had similar doubts about the blue when I built the Tamiya F15C but in the end decided darker was better as the IDF do keep their airframes pretty tidy, so fading too much was unlikely.

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8 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Thank you all for your feedback!

I was also thinking about the blue of the Israeli Stars. At first glance I thought it was too dark. But I found fotos in my literature that showed the blue really was that dark on many (but not all) Mirages:

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So I decided to use the Isredecals. Hope that Ra‘anan Weiss researched correctly.

This is how they look in natural sunlight:

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What do you think?

I think its great !......harv

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I think the blue is in keeping with the pics, Kai.  Or course...  if you were feeling bold, you could modulate it with some oils later.  Besides...   once you hit it with a matte coat, things will change.

 

Keep up the excellent work!

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All decals on the fuselage and the upper side of the model are applied now:

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And some closer pictures:

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12 kill markings…

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Tomorrow I will apply the decals for the bottom side, the tanks and the pylons. 

The end is clearly in sight now Hubert 😉!

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18 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Tomorrow I will apply the decals for the bottom side, the tanks and the pylons. 

The end is clearly in sight now Hubert 😉!

Sooooo … Is it done now :popcorn: ?

Hubert :rolleyes:

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17 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Kai

OMG 🏆 what a stunner. Absolutely awesome work

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank you Peter!

17 hours ago, harv said:

Now she looks the business! The red lines must have been a bear....harv

Thanks Harv! The red lines were not that  difficult to apply. I don’t use a paper handkerchief to fix them to the model but a cotton swab with which I roll carefully over the surface of the decal. This avoids unwanted movement of it.

14 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Looks great,Kai.   Very nicely done.  I hate doing red lines myself.  They seem to be straight until after they are dried.

Thanks Gary and Murphies Law is always present…;)

11 hours ago, mark31 said:

its a beaty almost there now

I love it

 

Mark

Thank you Mark!

9 hours ago, DocRob said:

Wow, the Mirage is looking great Kai. Are you planning a panel wash? I could imagine, a heavy black wash could give a bit too much contrast.

Cheers Rob

Thank you Rob!

Actually I just plan to accentuate the panel lines covered by decals with a pencil after the flat coat. 

All others will not receive any panelliner. Thats the plan so far. What do you think?

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