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Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:14:46 PM »
Wingman Models boxed the Kinetic Mirage IIIE with resin parts and decal sheet for Belgian Mirages 5BA/5BR.
The resin parts are nice but will ask for attention when removing from the carrots : some corrections will be needed.  The 1700L subsonic reservoirs presents lots of little bubbles in the resin at the top of the part, surrounding the fixation to the wing. That will ask for minutious work… Those reservoirs are in two elements ; assembly was OK but a little bit of putty is needed at the junction of the parts.
Decals are made with the help of DACO. DACO is producing many decals for Belgian aircrafts
Actually I don’t know if I will use the decal sheet of the box or the specail Mirage 5 decal sheet (also made by DACO)…
My documentation consists in two excellent books…

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 07:15:32 PM »
Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles...
...Putty, putty, putty...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 07:17:32 PM »
I plan to build a Mirage 5BR late version. Trying the fitting pf the clear part in the nose, I constated that the clear part is too large end deforms the plastic cover. So I have cut the clear part into three elements; that's better so doing the cover is not deformed...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 07:35:10 PM »
This look like so promising project!!!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 09:42:07 AM »
Yes, but I think that lot of work will be needed...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 05:50:01 PM »
The interior of the camera cover is painted in black ; same for the other little windows

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 08:13:42 PM »
Black for effect or interior was real black?

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 05:42:10 AM »
Interior was black. More than that if you look at photos of the 5BR, all the cameras  windows seem To be black

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 06:01:02 AM »
Thanks :))

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 11:15:00 PM »
lots o bubbles..... lots of work but seems well worth it, keep it on mate !

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 05:42:09 AM »
Thank you mate

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 06:27:20 PM »
The nose looks OK now. I have to repaint in glossy black all the windows. I've put miliput in the interior; that will give some weight and more than that, that will avoid the fact that in the building process some windows to fall out of their emplacement.

For the fuel tanks, I completed the putty with cyano at some locations. Sanding done. But the attachment system to the wing don't fit; I will have to use evergereen and probably miliput too...

I've also looked how the resin "BA" nose would fit: poorly, really poorly... It is a little bit too big...

Actually I'm a little bit deceived by the kit...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 07:10:05 PM »
One detail- did you clean up this resin with acetone first, then go with filler?

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 07:22:23 PM »
I cleaned the resin with wash soap...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 04:27:07 PM »
You can make a great glass effect with Vallejo still water. It equalize itself by gravity and you will have perfect glass effect. I use it before for periscopes on AFV models