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Eduard 1/48 Mirage 2000N Progress (updated Jun 27)

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Thanks for the kind words gents.

Jack-Swiss: The camo was not done freehand as there would be too much overspray into the adjacent color. However I do not just use tape but rather suspend cutout paper patterns over the paint using bits of Tamiya tape rolled into little 'o's' if that makes sense ;-) This way I still get the same result as if using Magic Tac ... I'm always afraid of using that stuff as it does contain oils that have ruined a number of my posters over the years... so I just stay away from it.

Terry: No way could I finish by Saturday... I work slow due to being busy at work and with the family and all. I've never been to TorCan... worth going?

-Greg

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She is lookin' incredible,Greg! Glad to see you got past the warpasaurus issues.

As always,I'm very impressed with the effects you achieve with your pre-shading.

Cheers

-Dave

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Wow nice work Greg!!

The pre-shading comes through just right!! lovely work on all the hanging bits!

Richard

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Camo finished and details painted on...

Looking great! What paints did you use?

Cheers,

Andre

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Andre: so long as I can continue to get my hands on Gunze Acrylic paints here in Canada I will continue to use them. Already I have had to substitute a few colors, namely white, black and the light gray I used on the underside for Tamiya paints as Gunze is no longer being distributed in Canada. I have a few stock piled but I will have to go to a Japanese supplier to get future stock :-( Still I swear by Gunze Acrylics... Everything about them is great... adhesion is super - even without any prep... they are not FULLY MATT either which I like... I think it's a more natural look. They work great with Tamiya Acrylic Thinner and because they are acrylic the smell is kept to a minimum.

Cheers,

-Greg

PS: And thank you all so much for your kind words... they are very encouraging :-)

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Well progress is being made... slow but I'm quite happy in how it's turning out... so to start with here's a reference photo I will be using for the bottom...

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So the jet was glossed, panel lines put in, another coat of gloss. Now time for the decals... then matt paint, more weathering... oil/grime streaks and such after... anyhow, here she is so far...

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That's it for now... as always criticisms, opinions, hints/tips on improving ... are always welcome....

-Greg

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Greg,

This has turned out SO STUNNINGLY...

She is a HELLUVA BEAUTY.....AWESOME...the Camo is FANTASTIC. and I think you have done a brilliant job...

HOLMES.... :trolls:

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Wow! That Mirage is great!! well worth the wait for the update :trolls:

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Been a long time since I've checked back. Your Mirage is looking stunning.

Is that one missile with the two intakes the Meteor or a what if as I thought the Meteor had only one intake?

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Well, I was able to get some more work done on the Mirage. Sorry for the 'not-so-great' photos... it was late and I rushed it :-(

So, gloss went on, then decals, then a quick matt coat, weathering, then another gloss coat...

Keep in mind that all the colors are much more vivid and exagerated with the gloss coat... When the matt coat goes down it will tone down the all the colors and the weathering...

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As always, feedback is tremendously appreciated.

-Greg

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Wow. Shes a beaut!!

The underside weathering is outstanding!!!

Great work mate! :(

Richard

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Demn that´s a good looking Mirage! :(

Wonderful finish!!

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Ahhhh just gorgeous lookin mirage!!!

You've made me bought one of those because of your thread here!!!

two weeks ago,voilà...bought one!!!

I just wanted the fonderie miniatures F1 but is "un-find-able" LOL!!!!!

anyway...great job again!!

cant wait to see her on her wheels!!!

Cheers

:P

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great job!i'v to build the same plane and your job will be a great guide for me!!

thanks for the show

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