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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #165 on: February 09, 2020, 03:13:22 PM »
All right, thanks :))

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #166 on: February 19, 2020, 07:35:39 PM »
A new coat of gloss varnish is applied; then paneling (Tamiya Panel Liner) and finally matt varnish...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #167 on: February 19, 2020, 08:44:59 PM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2020, 05:48:06 AM »
Thank you my friend

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #169 on: February 21, 2020, 12:45:45 AM »
Beautiful airplane!!!!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #170 on: February 21, 2020, 06:38:36 AM »
Thank you my friend

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #171 on: February 22, 2020, 11:33:18 AM »
Use of pastels (Tamiya & MiG). End of the build is coming... But it's not finished yet!!!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #172 on: February 22, 2020, 04:57:59 PM »
This pastels work great!! Maybe I will soon try watercolor pencils, look like very good.

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #173 on: February 23, 2020, 10:56:40 AM »
I like pastels and watercolor pencils. It's a pleasure to use them.

Anyway, kit is finished. Little parts are glued. Two parts inexisting in the kit are created and added (see first photo).

...But when I put the aircraft on the wheels... Horror... The Mirage haves not the correct attitude. The floor of the front wheel bay is too high in the fuselage; so the Mirage has the nose too low... I've tried to correct that: my intention was to put Evergreen in the wheel bay but trying to remove the wheel leg I've broken that part (I'm using industrial cyano for little parts). Continuing would have given me a "puzzle" of that wheel leg... So, I've repaired the part and stopped.

Finished.

I'm disapointed.

Really a bad kit...

Positive meaning: it helped me to find solutions and to create lot of parts.
I will try to remember that point only...

OTOH, I like that deco. I think I will use the same (or the one of the Mirage BA-30: red in place of yellow) for my 1/72 PJ Mirage; that I will continue soon...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #174 on: February 23, 2020, 02:50:26 PM »
Art!! Mastery!!!  :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #175 on: February 23, 2020, 03:59:57 PM »
Thank you my friend ;)

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #176 on: February 24, 2020, 01:57:29 AM »
Yes, it's a wonderful finish, and can't wait to see it in the larger scale!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #177 on: February 24, 2020, 05:43:25 AM »
Thank you my friend

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #178 on: February 26, 2020, 05:56:36 PM »
Never surrender - NEVER SURRENDER!!!

Since the kit was finished I was really bothered with that bloody bad front wheel leg. I've found a solution that is not really accurate but that gives the good position to the Mirage and that's from far better than before!!!

I've measured the missing lenght of the leg putting plastic parts under the wheel. Then I've cut the wheel leg and intercaled a little part of Evergreen of good diameter - and that's it!  :-love

I'm not happy of the kit but I'm really happy of myself  :-tri

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #179 on: February 26, 2020, 08:33:47 PM »
This is it  :-tri