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 Post subject: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2019, 01:50 
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Hi guys,

Busy with correcting and detailing the 1/32 Italeri Mirage IIIE to a SAAF Mirage IIIEZ.
Here's some pics of the work done so far. Original parts displayed next to modified ones.

The Martin-Baker Mk.BRM4 ejection seat will be a resin copy of the same one I built quite a while ago.
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The ATAR 09C will also be a resin copy of the same one I built some time ago.
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The instrument panel has been corrected.
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Instrument cowl corrected.
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Bulkhead detailed, the one on the left will be for the Mirage IIIRZ/R2Z.
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JL-100 rocket pod cones being corrected.
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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2019, 10:40 
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baie mooi :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 13:56 
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Thanks Theuns :)

The angle of the rudder hinge line on the kit is not correct, and the bottom of the rudder is too high up. First the rudder actuator fairing was removed, as it needs correction too.Then I glued the rudder in place, making it easier to mark the new lines. The resized rudder was then cut out, and filling done with Tamiya putty. Here's a picture of the original tail fin, and the progress on the corrected one below it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 22:06 
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Work in progress on the JL-100 rocket pods, with the kind assistance of "Battlebirds Models" lathing the basic shapes :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2019, 07:07 
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I saw the JL-100 rocket pod sample by Battlebirds Models last week, he does good work. :smt023

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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2019, 01:35 
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Dean wrote:
I saw the JL-100 rocket pod sample by Battlebirds Models last week, he does good work. :smt023

Yes, indeed :wink:

CRP 18 pylon progress.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
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Main wheels tread added, which also sorts out the increased diameter required.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2019, 09:05 
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Some more progress :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1/32 Mirage IIIEZ
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2019, 19:32 
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Nice John. Was wondering how it was going. Are you going to cast an entire vertical stab ?


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