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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2019, 01:24:15 PM »
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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2019, 10:07:15 PM »
Inside the cockpit... Pilot'stick replaced; made from scratch and not finished yet

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2019, 12:24:36 AM »
Not finished yet... just wonder how many parts you will add in this scale

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2019, 04:28:43 PM »
Wonderful!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2019, 07:34:22 PM »
Stunning !

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2019, 07:30:31 PM »
Thank you friends!
Well, I have to scratchbuild the front of the cockpit; Belgian Mirages didn't had a cover to avoid too high temperature for some instruments. At 1/144th scale: lenght 3.5mm; large 3mm behind the instrument panels and 2mm in front of the nose. With instruments to be placed on it of course...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2019, 04:18:05 PM »
Before to continue the work on the cockpit, I've begun to resolve another big issue of the kit : the interior doors of the main undercarriage.
On the kit, there are closed (like the ones of an Albatros L39 by example).
...But the photos of the actual Mirages 5 show that those door are open the most part of the time (it's just the prudence that ask me not to say: all the time).
So, I've created new doors with Evergreen. Fitting looks good enough for me.
... Now, the hard job to do: to remove the kit's doors...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #52 on: June 29, 2019, 06:43:18 PM »
Well, after all of this modifications and details update, must ask you- you have Mirage 5 in garden?

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2019, 11:42:09 PM »
Ah ah, no but I would like To....

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2019, 08:11:07 PM »
Patrick Bouclans, a friend of mine who is THE specialist of the Mirage 5 gived me some informations about the closed doors:
Engine shut down and accus empty, the doors are open.
When the engine is on, the doors are closing themselves.
...But you can also close them manually...

...Anyway, I want the doors open on my aircraft!  :-green

So I have begun the work. Slowly, to avoid to damage the part. One door ready; must continue with the second one and then to make nice wheel bays...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2019, 08:35:26 PM »
Second door trap OK. I've reinforced with a plate in the interior. Work not finished yet.
I've also modified my arrester hook: I forgot the triangular metalic plates that protect the hook

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2019, 11:17:00 PM »
When you first mentioned these doors I immediately looked at some photos--you're correct to open them! This is just like the D model Mustang, the doors bleed open after the engine is shut down.

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #57 on: July 04, 2019, 05:22:36 AM »
It look like this will be your best kit made last period :))

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2019, 05:41:49 AM »
Thank you my friends.
Don't know if it will be my best kit made... I like the result obtained for the Dornier 27; and the Renard is still under construction... But sure it's one of the most corrected ;)