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PostPosted: 22 May 2018, 18:48 
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Hi to everyone. I am Patrik from the Czech Republic and I want to show you my first build here. It is my 4th model after almost 5 year pause from modelling.
Some time ago, I've decided to build Mirage F1-AZ. I am using this:
Mirage F.1CR made by Special Hobby (Czech producer)
Mirage F1-AZ conversion for Hasegawa made by Scaleworx
Wheels set made by CMK (Czech producer)
Pitot tube made by Master
die-cut masks made by Eduard (Czech producer)
MAV decals (custom set)

I've decided to not use any PE parts since it will be even more time consuming build.
Kit itself is nice but require some work (filling gaps in parts joins etc.)

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I have to add a plastic card to fit air intakes properly

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air intakes glued, front part dry fitted

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PostPosted: 22 May 2018, 19:01 
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Work continue. Kit is suplied with 3 different variants of dashboard, I choose one, that looked similar to AZ type. Painting it wasn't easy and maybe PE part would be great here. I painted it black and made white wash to highlight any details. Cockpit was painted and glued inside fuselage. Fuselage halves was easy to glue together but I had to use putty to seal the gaps. I used Tamiya polyester for this purpose because I was afraid that regular putty could show gaps after few weeks again. I had to rescribe few lines on fuselage too.
I glued together plastic nose from kit and than made measurements to cut it. Attaching resin nose was easy job, but required some putty. Once it was done, I connected nose part to fuselage and fill the gap with Tamiya epoxy putty again.
Wings needs to be modified. I had to thin lower part so it can join upper part properly (othervise almost 1mm step will occure). I also dry fitted vertical stabilizer.

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I worked on vertical stabilizer and connected resin antennas to it. It is great that there is 3 variants of stabilizer in kit. I also made doppler antenna since there's none in kit.

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I continued again. I had to rescribe lines on resin ventral fins and adjust them to fit properly to fuselage. I wasn't satisfied with retracable probe so I made new one using IV needle and aluminium foil. Wings and vertical stabilizer are glued and gaps filled with surfacer 500. French corails are modfied to looks like flare pods used on AZ. I also modfied rails under wings so they can accept Mk. 82 bombs. I am finishing scratched centerline pilon for bombs. I am using Matra rockets from box as Kukri V3B missiles since they look very similar. Wing drop tanks are from box. Mk. 82 bombs from AMK KFIR. All rails and armanent is connected using tac-it rubber.

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PostPosted: 22 May 2018, 19:33 
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Welcome patrikf

Great work, looking forward to seeing it when its finished.


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PostPosted: 23 May 2018, 07:36 
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Welcome Patrik, great to have you join us. :smt006

Very nice so far. :smt023

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Vítejte Patrikf :smt023 . Always great to see an AZ, the prettiest jet ever \:D/


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PostPosted: 25 May 2018, 00:49 
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Many thanks to everyone. This plane is beatiful I want to build another F1-AZ in 1/48 in future.
I made some progress today. Mirage was sprayed with Surfacer 1000 which showed lot of stuffs to repair #-o Mostly it only needs putty and sanding and it should be done. Hopefully it will looks fine after 2nd try of surfacer.

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everything prepared for surfacer

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surfacer showed lot of places for repairs

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some Tamiya putty here and there, hopefully it will help :lol:


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PostPosted: 07 Jun 2018, 20:07 
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Great work :smt023

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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2018, 23:02 
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Many thanks John. I can't wait for paint job.
Project is sleeping little bit, because I am waiting for new clear parts. I was trying to help the fitment with Tamiya tape, but unfortunately small cracks appeared.
Hopefully it will arrive soon so I can move on again.


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So after few month, update is finally here. New wind shield arrived some time ago only to make angry, because I demaged it again... It's wide enough to fit around console, but so narrow, that it almost touch it. So little space that glue rises and demaged it. I had to finished another kit to find enough power to continue on this project. So clear wind shield was sanded from inside and than finished with Tamiya compounds. I don't know if it's caused by me but wind shield was not tall enough and there was almost 1mm step on wind shield/top cover. I had to glue a strip of plastic under wind shield and use some Tamiya putty. I am waiting till it cure for few days so I can sand it. I guess I can get soon to painting stage. \:D/
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Following with interest - looks good


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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 13:54 
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I hope this project will end up as I wish to.
After some discussion on Czech model forum, I decided to cut nose away and will fix it again. Hopefully I will get better fit and mirage will looks better. I also sanded putty around nose and made only minor repairs. I will sand it again before fixing nose.
I have to finish this kit before special hobby release their own AZ version :lol:
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Some update. I drilled holes and glued copper vires in connection of nose and fuselage. I than glued nose in its place and fill gaps with CA glue. For final smoothing I used Tamiya polyester putty. Seam was smoothed and now waiting for surfacer (hopefully tomorrow). I will than rescribe panel line and its should be finished.
I am not sure if I will go only with preshading or also with dots and blobs with light cote of base color.
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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2018, 07:01 
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I rescribed panel lines, smoothed most of it. It required some minor putty work but it should be in final layer of surfacer soon.
I also painted excellent resin Scaleworx seat.
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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2018, 07:57 
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Lot of work going into this one. =D>

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