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Title: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 13, 2019, 06:29:04 PM
In parallel with the 1/48 Mirage 5 from Wingman, I'm beginning another one but at 1/72 scale from PJ.
New tooling kit with all the interpanels more discrete...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on February 13, 2019, 07:11:12 PM
Mirage spirit possessed you  :-love :-jump :-clap
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 13, 2019, 07:23:08 PM
Mirage spirit possessed you  :-love :-jump :-clap

My love... Simply my love...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on February 14, 2019, 04:22:23 PM
looking forward to see it done !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 23, 2019, 12:19:18 PM
I've assembled the wings and the fuselage. As I will use the "late" tail, I just had to use a little bit of Tamiya White Putty on the back of the fuselage.
Annoying was the fact that a bubble in the resin damaged the tail of her forward extremity. I've decide tu use the forward part of the "early" tail that I've cut at the good dimension. Will glue that very soon...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on February 23, 2019, 02:16:36 PM
You put me on puzzle, now I will go to see what was early and late tail :))
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 23, 2019, 04:56:00 PM
😄
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 24, 2019, 11:54:10 AM
The resin tail was slightly curved so I put it in hot water to correct it. Then I glued the part in place and finally the little part from the early tail...
Putty (Miliput I think) will be needed now...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on February 24, 2019, 12:55:35 PM
Just small gap, it's almsot perfect :)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 24, 2019, 07:24:54 PM
Yes, not too hard...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on March 03, 2019, 06:26:07 PM
fitted very nice, well done
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 04, 2019, 08:07:17 AM
Thank you.
Putty was needed; I've used Magic plastic putty and Vallejo putty. Little antennas in photoetch are in place.
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on March 04, 2019, 08:56:25 AM
All right, understand... will get one of this Vallejo putty, you did tremendous job with it :))
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 04, 2019, 09:17:20 AM
Both putties are excellent ones I must say...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 18, 2019, 07:40:17 PM
After some control, I have to admit that putty was still needed...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on March 18, 2019, 07:51:53 PM
I guess putty period is over now ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 18, 2019, 10:01:46 PM
Well, for the time being...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on March 19, 2019, 07:19:02 PM
well done so far, dont give up now, putty and sanding is boring but its the ( sad ) part of the hobby.....
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 15, 2019, 06:29:48 PM
Still busy with the PJ kit...
Little work but important one: the Mirages 5 "late" had a little part on the left side of the fuselage that is not present in the box kit...
Made with Evergreen.
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on September 15, 2019, 07:12:25 PM
I don't think that real Mirage 5 is detailed as your ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on September 26, 2019, 06:35:48 PM
nice progress !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 19, 2019, 01:43:18 PM
Having the need to work on a good Mirage 5 kit, I'm coming back on the PJ one.
Little correction work: putty on the junction between wings and fuselage (both sides)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 19, 2019, 03:50:19 PM
In this scale more visible and better access ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 19, 2019, 07:30:36 PM
Ooooh yesss...
...And more easy and fun to work on it!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on December 27, 2019, 06:05:41 PM
I'm speechless, is it going even to be visible ? Can't find the words mate !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 27, 2019, 08:34:07 PM
I'm speechless, is it going even to be visible ? Can't find the words mate !

Well... If I would'nt have to work so intensively on the Mark one Mirage 5 to obtain an "accepatble" result, perheaps I would not be so precise for the PJ.
But the PJ is a beautiful kit that ask for... Well, let say: "respect" ;-)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 28, 2019, 07:15:25 PM
Cockpit interior is black painted
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on December 28, 2019, 07:25:32 PM
nice progress mate
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 29, 2019, 08:15:27 AM
Thank you mate
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 15, 2020, 07:02:41 PM
Little progress on the cockpit painting...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on March 15, 2020, 07:32:49 PM
Paint this details is biiiig progress!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 16, 2020, 06:47:56 AM
Sure. Time to progress faster with that wonderful Mirage...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 21, 2020, 02:31:42 PM
Cockpit interior painted... Seat asked for three hours of work...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on March 21, 2020, 02:50:29 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on March 21, 2020, 08:48:35 PM
Stunning !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 22, 2020, 10:28:12 AM
Thank you friends. Still progressing a little bit today... Photos will follow later
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 22, 2020, 03:16:10 PM
Front part attached to the fuselage. Some putty needed... (Perfect Plastic Putty + Vallejo + AK Grey)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on March 22, 2020, 04:07:29 PM
Continue, mate!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 22, 2020, 05:39:47 PM
;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on March 22, 2020, 10:33:37 PM
keep up the good work mate !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 28, 2020, 02:28:00 PM
Cockpit corrected ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on March 28, 2020, 03:24:38 PM
Hope it will be closed with canopy soon ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 28, 2020, 04:28:33 PM
Yes my friend ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on March 31, 2020, 01:42:34 AM
Looks great !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 31, 2020, 06:55:17 AM
;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 04, 2020, 07:42:21 PM
Cockpit interior done. I'm really happy with the result.
Then canopy is closed and nose in place. Looks like a Mirage 5 now  :-love :-love :-love
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 04, 2020, 09:01:23 PM
As well I have seen your kits in real, no doubt that this also look far better in real life ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on April 05, 2020, 08:24:50 AM
Looks excellent !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 05, 2020, 04:13:24 PM
Thank you friends!

Perfect putty was used between the nose and the front of the fuselage. Then the sensors were positionned. The "mouses" received Tamiya Black Panel Liner.
Now I have to remove excess of glue near the canopy...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 05, 2020, 05:12:57 PM
This filler work perfect!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 05, 2020, 07:56:15 PM
Yes, really excellent one
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on April 05, 2020, 08:29:07 PM
So nice!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 06, 2020, 11:15:33 AM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on April 07, 2020, 01:06:50 PM
looks great !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 09, 2020, 08:49:00 PM
Black base for AK metal paint
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on April 10, 2020, 12:19:19 AM
well done my friend, wait to see the metal finish on this one !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 10, 2020, 06:58:04 AM
Hhhmmm... why just landing gear bay, not entire surface in this primer?
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 10, 2020, 07:13:51 AM
Hhhmmm... why just landing gear bay, not entire surface in this primer?
Yes it was a possibility... but the lower surfaces will also be camoflaged in 3 Vietnam tones
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 11, 2020, 10:07:54 AM
AK Xtreme Metal day, today:

Exhaust airbrushed with Burnt Metal for the interior and steel for the exterior. And then Aluminium on the wheels, wheel bays, door traps...

Excellent result with those paints.
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 11, 2020, 10:23:14 AM
Beautiful metal effect!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 11, 2020, 01:19:31 PM
Yes, very good brand for that...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 11, 2020, 04:22:50 PM
Air intakes are in place
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 11, 2020, 05:21:18 PM
Precise fit, good work :)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 11, 2020, 07:27:55 PM
Thank you ;)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 13, 2020, 11:52:54 AM
Today I've put Perfect Plastic Putty on the space between the air intakes and the fuselage; then I've used Tamiya Black Panel Liner on the metal paint.
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 13, 2020, 03:25:03 PM
Smooth and fine work with liner :) lovely result!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 13, 2020, 03:58:14 PM
Thank you my friend :)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on April 14, 2020, 04:03:07 AM
Very fine work my friend !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 14, 2020, 12:33:45 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 17, 2020, 09:47:26 PM
Little progress: exhaust assembled. I'm happy with the result.
(Exhaust put on the aircraft just for photo; not glued yet)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 18, 2020, 06:30:53 PM
Another little progress...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 18, 2020, 07:40:05 PM
Precise hand work!!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on April 18, 2020, 10:00:46 PM
Excellent work!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 19, 2020, 03:32:00 PM
Thanbk you!  :))

White primer airbrushed...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 19, 2020, 03:46:27 PM
 :-razz :-clap
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 20, 2020, 07:43:23 PM
Thank you  ;)

Gunze H86 Garance Red airbrushed...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on April 23, 2020, 05:13:15 PM
Looks nice mate !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 23, 2020, 06:15:55 PM
Thank you! More progress during the week-end I hope...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 24, 2020, 07:20:52 PM
Red parts masked; white airbrushed to remove the excess of red
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 25, 2020, 04:36:31 PM
Tan (AK Real Color RC225) airbrushed. Minor corrections to do: tail was not perfectly covered
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on April 25, 2020, 04:37:32 PM
Looks excellent !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 25, 2020, 07:29:16 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 26, 2020, 07:16:04 PM
Painting of the tail corrected  :))
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 26, 2020, 07:26:10 PM
Masking putty for other colors?
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 26, 2020, 07:51:11 PM
Masking putty for other colors?

No; for the Mirage that will be Tamiya masking tape
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 01, 2020, 08:54:40 PM
So, as said, Tamiya masking tape generously used  :))
Then AK Real Color RC083 Green airbrushed
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 01, 2020, 09:35:20 PM
Excellent and pleasant to see how it progress :)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 01, 2020, 10:38:52 PM
Very fun to watch your camouflage!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 02, 2020, 08:03:53 AM
Thank you !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 02, 2020, 05:39:21 PM
After another masking phase, I've airbrushed dark green...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 02, 2020, 05:40:28 PM
Real Color paints are drying very fast; so I've removed the masks after a few minutes only. I'm really happy with the result: only two minor corrections needed...
Love that deco!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 02, 2020, 10:17:51 PM
 :-ok
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 03, 2020, 02:03:32 PM
Love that result, mate!!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 03, 2020, 06:47:04 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on May 04, 2020, 12:14:06 PM
Looks excellent mate !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 09, 2020, 03:35:05 PM
Thank you!

There is decals for the tail bur I prefer to paint those details...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 09, 2020, 06:52:36 PM
Me too :))
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on May 10, 2020, 12:48:20 AM
Looks excellent !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 10, 2020, 07:11:53 AM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 10, 2020, 02:05:30 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 10, 2020, 02:28:06 PM
Thank you Scott.

Black paint airbrushed and TACAN & UHF antennas painted
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 10, 2020, 04:05:09 PM
Perfect hand work!!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 11, 2020, 09:10:01 AM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on May 14, 2020, 01:01:42 PM
Excellent mate !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 17, 2020, 07:26:59 PM
Thank you mate!

Position lights painted, but also the parachute cap...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 17, 2020, 07:49:02 PM
Close to complete :))
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 17, 2020, 08:16:24 PM
Close to complete :))

Still a little bit of work to do but yes  we come to the end
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 21, 2020, 09:13:43 AM
After having airbrushed AK Real Color Gloss varnish, I've begun the setting of the decals.
Not finished yet but I will take my time for that...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 21, 2020, 10:27:12 AM
AK Real Color Gloss varnish vs GS Super Gloss, what is opinion?
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 21, 2020, 02:52:03 PM
AK Real Color Gloss varnish vs GS Super Gloss, what is opinion?

I don't use GS varnish but AK  RC compared To Pebeo : I like Pebeo but I prefer AK
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 21, 2020, 03:05:45 PM
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 21, 2020, 05:52:21 PM
Second sitting for decals setting: port side done and lower side done also... Starboard side for another day  :))
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 21, 2020, 06:31:36 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 21, 2020, 07:24:44 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 22, 2020, 12:44:13 AM
Looking wonderful!

Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 22, 2020, 09:55:01 AM
Thank you Scott!

This morning I finished with decals...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 22, 2020, 10:31:51 AM
Not so much decals if I can see, they set perfect!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 22, 2020, 01:25:53 PM
I find this a good place to ask you all---do you always put on decals in the same sequence, or start in different places on different airplanes? I always start on the bottom, then left or right, then top wing. A silly question, but interesting to me...
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 25, 2020, 07:22:52 PM
I find this a good place to ask you all---do you always put on decals in the same sequence, or start in different places on different airplanes? I always start on the bottom, then left or right, then top wing. A silly question, but interesting to me...

Not a silly question Scott, an interresting one indeed!
Habitually I begin with cockades, codes and finish with little ones (servitude, serials...).

But with that Mirage as you can see my method is different. And it's a better one I must say: you bnegin with one side, protect the decals with MicroSol and let dry before to continue... More secure for the good positioning of decals!
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: modellius on May 27, 2020, 07:07:17 PM
Amazing mate !
Title: Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (PJ 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 27, 2020, 08:49:21 PM
Thank you my friend