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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 06:25:09 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

Thank you for the tip! :)

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2019, 06:53:58 PM »
 :-ok

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2019, 02:10:40 AM »
Lovely project!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2019, 05:42:30 AM »
Thank you my friend

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2019, 12:15:51 PM »
The 1700L fuel tanks received putty again for some gaps... There are asking for a long work!
I've also sanded the recce nose to equalize the camera door with the nose. Sounds better; but I have to use some Vallejo putty for the junction that is not pleasant actually.
Prudence asks me to prepare a "plan B" so I'm also working on the attack version nose (BA). Again, resin is not perfect and there were some little gaps to fill with Tamiya White Putty...
"Patience et longueur de temps..." (Patience and lot of time spent...)

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2019, 02:14:38 PM »
Maybe nose from old Heller Mirage IIIR could be better?

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2019, 04:49:03 PM »
Maybe nose from old Heller Mirage IIIR could be better?
Well,  it's possible but those noses can be Nice- but are asking for lot of work...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2019, 12:01:00 PM »
After three times using cyano/putty and then sanding, the fuel tanks look a little bit better!
Another big problem with the kit: the resin instrument panel for the Belgain version is not correct (central part of the panel). So I've cut one of the instrument panels furnished with the Kinetic kit; cut the central part; sanded the central part of the resin part and then glued the plastic element.

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2019, 12:58:25 PM »
Well, this turn into nice educational subject, now know that instrument panel on belgian Mirage 5 was different! Excellent!!!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2019, 07:30:19 PM »
Yes  thank you.
...But big mistake from Wingman...

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2019, 08:05:22 PM »
I have removed the original tail of the Kinetic kit, to use the "late" type... (resin part from Wingman)

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2019, 08:32:11 PM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2019, 12:40:56 AM »
Resin-corrector!!!

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2019, 06:23:46 PM »
lot of work mate ! looks excellent !

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Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Wingman 1/48)
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2019, 08:09:32 AM »
Thank you!

Well, I really don't want to use "plan B"; so I came back on the recce nose again! I've used Vallejo putty to reduce the jointure between the windows door and the nose. Look better now.