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Mirage IIIC - Shahak from Italeri kit in 1/32 scale


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1 hour ago, alberto49 said:

OK, but I think it's still a good kit and probably the best in this scale.

But the best since it’s the only one. The old Revell kit is from the 70 ties and the actual Revell is a reboxed Italeri. 

I really love challenges Alberto but from my point of view it‘s not a good kit when you have to rework most of the parts even if the details are good.

But this is only my opinion.

Have you been able to overcome the problem with the fit of the cockpit tub and the lower fuselage? 

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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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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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4 hours ago, alberto49 said:

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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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! 

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4 hours ago, alberto49 said:

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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Great looking seat Alberto!

I‘m curious how the fit in the cockpit will be especially with the details at the back of the seat! 

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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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14 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Great looking seat Alberto!

I‘m curious how the fit in the cockpit will be especially with the details at the back of the seat! 

Apparently the fit is good, but the seat is too toll for the pit and I will have to cut the portion marked in the picture, then test with the canopy and, in case file a little bit.

 

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24 minutes ago, alberto49 said:

Apparently the fit is good, but the seat is too toll for the pit and I will have to cut the portion marked in the picture, then test with the canopy and, in case file a little bit.

 

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I would also check how close it is to the stick...

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Hi everybody, here some pictures of the fit test on the seat after removing the lower portion of the ramp.

Also a picture of the next challenge: wings are glued to the fuselage, just with the need of a little putty, but there is an area that requires a lot more work, see the picture comparing the real plane and the model.

More to follow

Alberto

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1 hour ago, alberto49 said:

Hi everybody, here some pictures of the fit test on the seat after removing the lower portion of the ramp.

Also a picture of the next challenge: wings are glued to the fuselage, just with the need of a little putty, but there is an area that requires a lot more work, see the picture comparing the real plane and the model.

More to follow

Alberto

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Nice progress on your build!

The seat is really beautiful but in my eyes is still much too high when I look at the fotos. Since nobody will see it I would cut away a bigger piece from the bottom. 
The fit of the Isracast seat on the other hand is perfect.

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As you can see the upper edge of the seat is well below the upper edge of the fuselage.

For the rework of the intakes you really need to have a good stash of sanding paper and rescribing tools. 
I‘ve already finished it as you may have seen in my posts. 

I‘m curious how you will go on.


 

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Hello everybody,

I'm here again with some pictures.

First I will show you the seat, 95% complete and then the current status of my attempt to seal with Tamiya all unwanted imperfections and finally push rods added in the afterburner.

 

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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? 
 

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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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On 5/19/2021 at 10:04 AM, alberto49 said:

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.

 

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…

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