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PostPosted: 24 Nov 2018, 19:38 
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hi gents

It seems that people in SA love the French lady , i am talking about Mirage III ( don't confuse :P ). As I am new here , and being French ( on top of that !! ) ( French people love Mirage III too)
I would like to introduce myself with this Mirage III C from Italieri at the big scale ...... enjoy ... or not
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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2018, 08:18 
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Magnifique! =D>

Even a map in the cockpit. :smt023

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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2018, 09:46 
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Inhdeed that is a super build, I love the metal look to it.
Was that out the box of with after market stuff?

I have the same kit to build for a mate next year.

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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2018, 11:10 
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Superbe.

Is there a reason why the squadron markings are not the same on left and right side of the fin?

What does the red bird of the left side of the fuselage signify?


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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2018, 13:49 
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Have a look at the SAAF Builds, there are plenty French aircraft, fixed wing and helicopter, as the South African Air Force operated a variety of French aircraft :)


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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2018, 14:43 
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Welcome to SAAF Forum Snoop. That is just the prettiest Mirage III build I've seen yet :smt023 . You have captured the essence in a magnificent manner. Couple of questions :
Did you scratch the rocket motor ?
I see you added quite a bit of detail to the u/c bays
What paints did you use for the natural metal finish ? I tried Tamiya on mine but didn't pull off the finish like you did.

Exceptional build =D>


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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2018, 16:01 
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Hi gents
thank you for your kind words , I appreciate
a few response ... about the different markings on the fin ( storks)... they are from French WWI aces .. we can consider that as a tribute
René Fonck SPA 103 ( squadron ) 75 kills
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on the other side , Georges Guynemer SPA 3 ..53 kills ......At that time SPA didn't really mean squadron , but Spad according to the aircraft the unit flown
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now about the small red stork on the fuselage , . no real info , I had just a picture of this particular aircraft taken circa 1968 , I think it can be a "tag" . note that the Guynemer's stork was red
and yes the rocket engine (SEPR 841) is scratch build ,( I like to add personal stuff ) wheel wells , and speed brake wells were ... " wired " . The model had been riveted , and paint is different shades of Alclad . roundels , markings ,and storks as well are painted ..no "after market " expect the ejection seat that comes from AMS
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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2018, 06:12 
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Did you use any of the large decals like the red balds ect or were they all painted on? I am interested to hear from someone who actually used them to find out how well/bad they went on.

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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2018, 10:29 
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hi
every thing that can be painted , are painted ( except the small stencils .. of course ) I think your are talking about the big red "markings" on the intakes ??!!! . ,I wanted to use them as a pattern in order to cut masks ( I first painted the red markings before painting the whole airframe ), but that didn't work very well , The " design " is not exactly as it must be (check )
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Thanks Snoop.


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