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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #90 on: October 26, 2019, 08:14:38 PM »
Just can imagine what would be after three Belgian beer :))

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #91 on: October 26, 2019, 08:30:44 PM »
Just can imagine what would be after three Belgian beer :))

"The fly of the Mirage" ;)

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #92 on: October 27, 2019, 01:19:38 PM »
So much work in such a small package....three Belgian beers indeed!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #93 on: October 29, 2019, 11:18:20 AM »
this is excellent mate, I see the beer did help  :)) :)) :))

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #94 on: October 29, 2019, 06:06:03 PM »
Good Belgian trappist beer is always helpful...  :-tri

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #95 on: November 10, 2019, 05:24:49 PM »
Still busy with that little... thing  :-wall :-wall :-wall

First photo: comparrison between the original nose for Mirage III and the one for Mirage 5, heavily modified by myself.
Then I've tried to give the illusion of a complete seat including in the cockpit a little part of plastic painted in khaki...
The Belgian Mirage 5 had also the particularity that the cover of the instruments in front of the instrument panel in the cockpit was removed, to avoid those instruments to become too hot.
I've removed the "cover" and represented the instruments with some plastic parts painted in black with some touch of grey to give a little bit of volume.
Finally the canopy is placed... And as you can see fitting is far from perfect...

...I'm really tired with that bad kit...  :( :( :(

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #96 on: November 10, 2019, 07:22:51 PM »
This microsurgery is definitely not easy...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #97 on: November 11, 2019, 07:26:14 PM »
...Not easy at all my friend...

...But I'm still progressing: the "5 BA" nose is placed. Looks better like a Mirage 5...
I've also removed the canopy and put it in place again; this time with cyano and pressing the canopy against the fuselage (nothing to loose doing that after all): it's a little bit better now.

Lot of work remains to do...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2019, 10:54:04 PM »
You're making all this work into a great build, and I'm enjoying your successful combat with the kit.

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2019, 05:36:48 AM »
Thank you my friend

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2019, 09:35:52 AM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2019, 07:20:04 AM »
this excellent mate !

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #102 on: November 24, 2019, 05:31:00 PM »
Thank you!

Today I've delimited all the ares where putty (miliput, Vallejo, Tamiya/AK, Magic Putty in function of the locations) will be needed with masking tape...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #103 on: November 24, 2019, 07:37:24 PM »
Lets hope finish will be smooth

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #104 on: November 25, 2019, 01:25:56 PM »
Lets hope finish will be smooth

Well... I'm not sure at all...