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Dassault Mirage III/5BA Heller 1/72
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7

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Hi folks!
Again thank you, Gabriel and Oliver for your words.
And thanks guys for looking, hope it's quite enjoyable .



Thomas, yes this build thread is really enjoyable. Got chair and beer ready.
Very nive progress. Love the tubing!

Oliver
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
Hi folks!
Again thank you, Gabriel and Oliver for your words.
And thanks guys for looking, hope it's quite enjoyable .

Some more progress on the above shown parts.

The instrument panel gets an update from styrene parts.





While detailing the cockpit's rear I had to leave the fuselage halves unglued, otherwise it's impossible to attach finally the pit/bay-part inside. So that made it all a bit tricky for the tiny parts and dryfitting procedures.

Now took again the halves, inserted some nose weight (care:tailsitter!) and gave a first shot of primer.
Also primed the pit and the front wheel bay. For all I'm using Vallejo Black Primer (for some depth/preshade-reasons).

I must say, that I'm quite happy how it turned out and think that should be enough scratching there without looking overdone.










Have a good time; Thomas
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 08:31 AM GMT+7
Thomas, you're overcoming beautifully the kit's shortages. Following. Learning. Thank you!

Gabriel
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 02:14 AM GMT+7
Wow, great and inspiring work on the nozzle! This one will be very nice. Keep on posting.

Oliver
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
Hi there!

Not very much to show, wish I were few steps ahead.

Went little on with the instrument panel of the kit, no details at all - just plain styrene. Yet to be finished.
Than had a look at the nozzle that needs attention and went on with it.







Thomas

goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 04:53 AM GMT+7
Hi guys!
Thanks for the kind comments, Gabriel and Oliver!

Slow but steady little progress. I'm still working on the pit and modified the kit's seat. Gave another shape, scribed some lines and added some styrene. Didn't finally glued the back cushion/parachute for better painting later on and still some touch up's to do. Although I think that's all I can manage to do with the seat.














Thanks for looking, cheers Thomas
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 02:45 AM GMT+7
Thomas,

very nice work on plumbing the landing gear bay and cockpit. Good You chose to make a seperate blog of Your build. It really deserves one.

Oliver
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 08:20 AM GMT+7
Nicely done, Thomas. Following with interest this build.

Cheers!
Gabriel
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 06:17 AM GMT+7
Hi guys!
Decided to show a seperate build log for my recent job.
HELLER'S 1/72 Dassault Mirage III / 5 BA

It's part of the "2nd Gen. Jet Fighters" campaign and will be shown there partially as well.
Since it is a very basic and old/well known kit I try to improve something and practise myself in doing that.

The kit offers 3 options with differen parts to use:
III E - Spain
III R - France
5 BA - Belgium

Not yet sure which one I'll go for...










First started with the cockpit/front gear bay part...
The part offers nothing! So I went for some addional parts.
After the bay I'll try to improve the pit a bit as well. There is only a basic seat, a simple joystick and a plain instrument panel. No engravings, no decals.








Now went for he upper side...
Adding a plate glued to the back of the seat to close up the side openings. Than some scratched parts on the rear wall of the pit.






Next will be the seat itself, dials, dashboard, interior etc. ...

Thomas