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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 16:58 
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Thanks mamba :oops:
It's not my cleanest build so far but this kit doesn't fit quite well and I just want to finish it. I'm focusing on paint job.
Today, I applied decals (mix of MAV and custom made) and sprayed them with Tamiya gloss clear diluted with IPA. I am using Tamiya gloss clear for customs decals due to preventing them from demages that could be caused by Gunze lacquer clear coat.
I will let it cure for an hour or so and I'll start with dusting and covering them with base color.
I would also welcome, if someone could tell me the name of pilot of this Mirage III number 809. I will try to hand paint his name under windshield according to picture of real machine.

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It started snowing outside :o
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 19:01 
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patrikf wrote:
It started snowing outside :o

A beautiful, sunny 25 degrees in Cape Town ... :wink:

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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 22:09 
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I miss those sunny days :-x
So as promised, I oversprayed decals. From one pic of tailfin, it seemed to me that 2nd Squadron sign was sprayed with black background and oversprayed with highveld gray. I put air pressure to minimum and tryed to replicate it.
I also decided to use Masters brass pitot tube, because plastic one out of box is warped too much.

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And the name of pilot should be Lt Col Bob Crinall

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That's looking good :smt023 :D


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PostPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 09:59 
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I'd call it finish. Only addition in future will be pilot name because I am not able to paint it :lol:

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PostPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 10:01 
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Very nice! =D>

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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2019, 08:01 
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Great job ! :smt023 =D>


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 18:21 
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Many thanks guys, I am now concentrating on SAAF spitfire IX bubbletop. Some update will be uploaded soon.


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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2019, 22:48 
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Hi patrikf

I saw 809 on Saturday, she did have the modified faring. So your model is correct :smt023, good call.


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