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Mirage IIICJ
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 12:45 AM UTC


Andy Brazier (Betheyn) lifts the lid on Hobby Boss''s delta-winged French classic and builds the Mirage IIICJ.

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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 07:48 AM UTC
Thanks Rowan for tweaking the text, it looks better now.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 08:20 AM UTC
Thanks for the review,it sounds like it went together pretty good,I had a lot of trouble with eduards royal class mirage,hopefully this one will work better for me.
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 08:39 AM UTC
Hi Anthony

I don't suppose you kept build-notes and pics did you? Eduard's Mirage is one that slipped through our reviews-net... and with the Weekend Edition available, your experience could be invaluable.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 09:14 AM UTC
Sorry it was about a year ago,and unfortunately when I get frustrated with a model I give up,and I scrapped the kit.I have improved my attitude but sometimes I just can't deal with a particular kit.I do recall that the kit looked beautiful in the box,it came with PE and seven sets of decals (which I did hold on to) but for me it had major fit issues,I might be spoiled but if my kits don't go together like Hasegawa or Tamiya I feel cheated.
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 09:20 AM UTC
Hi Anthony,
The Hobby Boss Mirage is very Tamiyaish in the fit department. It just falls together. The seams I had to fill are highlighted in the review, but they look worse in the photos then they actually were and were easy to do.
Can't wait to tackle the Eduard Weekend Edition one then .
Andy