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Here is the roll-out of my Mirage III CJ of the Israeli Airforce which will be part of the Mirage SIG in Telford this year. I won’t tell any more details of the build here. This can be read in the work in progress category:

So here are the roll-out pictures:

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And finally 2 fotos of real IDF Planes:

One showing how less weathered they were - even on the undersides and being in combat - and the other one from the aircraft I built:

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That’s it and now up to the next:

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Happy modeling!

 

 

 

 

 


 

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She is a beauty, Kai!  No need for any more weathering as you have captured everything perfectly.  I'm really glad you persevered with this kit and made it into a stunning example of the Mirage.  You should be very proud of your accomplishment.

 

Now...   tell me about the Tornado....   I've been thinking about a Luftwaffe Tornado recently, myself.

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Wow Kai, she's a beauty. What a relief it must be to have such a great result on display in the end. I love these 'pure' jets of her era, only wings, an engine and not much more. The paintjob looks great and vibrant an eye catcher for sure, congratulations. Ah, have I mentioned the display, simple and effective and supplements the pure beauty of the beast.

Cheers Rob

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Kai

BRAVO, simply a fantastic build. 🏆🏆🏆

From start to finish, it was a fight of epic proportions, you never wavered and the results speak for themselves. Love the display base and presentation.

Awesome work - so beautifully done

And now a Tornado build - I'll be with you for the entire journey.the

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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16 hours ago, Rod Bettencourt said:

Very nice!! Thanks for sharing.

 

Rod

Thank you Rod, much appreciated! 

13 hours ago, GazzaS said:

:omg:

She is a beauty, Kai!  No need for any more weathering as you have captured everything perfectly.  I'm really glad you persevered with this kit and made it into a stunning example of the Mirage.  You should be very proud of your accomplishment.

 

Now...   tell me about the Tornado....   I've been thinking about a Luftwaffe Tornado recently, myself.

Thank you for your compliments Gary! The kit is really challenging but can be turned into a nice model with some effort. 

The Tornado will be one of the 2 jubilee planes of 617 Sqn. on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Dambuster raid in 1943:

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It will receive a set of electronics like my Dambuster Lancaster and I plan to exhibit both of them in Telford 2022:

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I will add more information about the goodies I have when I start the build.

10 hours ago, DocRob said:

Wow Kai, she's a beauty. What a relief it must be to have such a great result on display in the end. I love these 'pure' jets of her era, only wings, an engine and not much more. The paintjob looks great and vibrant an eye catcher for sure, congratulations. Ah, have I mentioned the display, simple and effective and supplements the pure beauty of the beast.

Cheers Rob

Thank you for your great feedback Rob! 
I also love the jets of this era like you. All iconic: F-104, F-4, F-100, Mirage, Lightning, Hunter, MiG21. Just to name some of them. The baseplate should add some life to the plane so that the viewer gets an impression of the size

12 hours ago, mark31 said:

nice modeling you have done on the mirage.

I just love it

Looking forward to see your tornado build.

Thats a kit still on the wish list but hoping for a ecr version

Thank you Mark! Much appreciated!

I‘m also waiting for the ECR-Version which I will also build.

9 hours ago, GusMac said:

Stunning finish Kai after fighting the kit all the way. 👍

Thank you for the compliment Gus. You also won the fight against it and I really can’t wait to see your beautiful Cheetah finished!

3 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Kai

BRAVO, simply a fantastic build. 🏆🏆🏆

From start to finish, it was a fight of epic proportions, you never wavered and the results speak for themselves. Love the display base and presentation.

Awesome work - so beautifully done

And now a Tornado build - I'll be with you for the entire journey.the

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank you for all your compliments Peter! 
I improved the base-plate and replaced the info-plate by a better one:

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I will start the Tornado as soon as I‘ve finished the diorama. Nice to hear that you will follow the build!

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