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Mirage III CJ Heyl Ha'Avir - Eduard 1/48 - finally done!

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Good night to all!

 

here the last birth directly from my workbench... an israeli Mirage III CJ!

Base kit is the Eduard, but I used the resin set for cockpit and wheel bays from SBM. Other details are from Eduard photoetched set, pitot from Master. 

For the natural metal finish I used the Aclad Lacquers and Mr.Paint semi gloss for the final coat. The decals are a mix from the kit and Isradecal set.

 

Hope you'll enjoy. Cheers from Rome, Italy! :bye:

 

35989361770_9d7fdcae7d_b.jpgMirage_End 20 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989361880_9ede5e3e33_b.jpgMirage_End 18 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217932942_aca36a1533_b.jpgMirage_End 19 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217933242_279e888a48_b.jpgMirage_End 17 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989362600_f6f85d5ed5_b.jpgMirage_End 16 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989362210_a5e1dc8dac_b.jpgMirage_End 15 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217933732_6a7ee19969_b.jpgMirage_End 14 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989362410_dd432db69f_b.jpgMirage_End 13 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217934062_a788cd4a3b_b.jpgMirage_End 12 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989362770_5f7029c76e_b.jpgMirage_End 11 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217934372_42df5d67ce_b.jpgMirage_End 10 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989362860_6b3a908f02_b.jpgMirage_End 9 by valerio, su Flickr

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Your MIrage is fantastic!  Great work on the metal finish and decals.  

 

Rodney

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Crysis,

 

As you stated, this is the "Critique Corner" and constructive feedback is allowed.  As stated from the forum header:

 

"Post pics of your models here and get polite, constructive feedback on how you can improve your future models. Comments are only in response to pics posted by the builder of that model in this forum."

 

However, in reading your first post, I didn't find it to be constructive or polite.  You did not provide any information on how the builder could improve the model but simply insulted him.  The delivery is just as important as the message. 

 

Rodney

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Good job on a less than easy kit!

Capturing the gloss that the Mirage IIICJ's had is difficult in 1/48 because truly glossy paint would be overpowering. It's hard to get "gloss in scale" like that. 

Did you flat coat from a spray can or mix it through the airbrush? 

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20 hours ago, Jonathan_Lotton said:

Did you flat coat from a spray can or mix it through the airbrush? 

 

Thanks Jonathan!

I used the semi gloss lacquer by Mr.Paint... i like the coat that it leave on the natural metal finish.

 

Some other pics of the model... for you!

 

36217932862_2f9d915ba1_b.jpgMirage_End 8 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217934682_8eb8dc72f7_b.jpgMirage_End 7 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989363180_ab22812269_b.jpgMirage_End 6 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217935152_ba3aab9b58_b.jpgMirage_End 5 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989363660_efb17f0e0e_b.jpgMirage_End 24 by valerio, su Flickr

 

35989364220_1141b07021_b.jpgMirage_End 23 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36217935622_1cb4d34655_b.jpgMirage_End 22 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36206835482_001ed601da_b.jpgMirage_End 2 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36375023005_51ee09aeb4_b.jpgMirage_End 1 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36206835672_c79b60b23d_b.jpgMirage_End 4 by valerio, su Flickr

 

36375023165_51ee09aeb4_b.jpgMirage_End 3 by valerio, su Flickr

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Excellent bare metal finish, don't listen to those that says it's not realistic, the criticism was totally not valid imo. Build it the way you want it.:thumbsup:

 

 

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3 hours ago, barkin mad said:

Excellent bare metal finish, don't listen to those that says it's not realistic, the criticism was totally not valid imo. Build it the way you want it.:thumbsup:

 

 

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Thank you! :thumbsup:

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Nice model ..... too clean looking at the picture .... the red and white lines in the tail are wrong in the dimensions ... initially I did not seem elegant to point out, considering the commitment that the modeler deep, but this is always the corner of the critic ...... Hello, the next one will be better!

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Thank you very much for the appreciation!

 

2 hours ago, Enrywar67 said:

Nice model ..... too clean looking at the picture .... the red and white lines in the tail are wrong in the dimensions ... initially I did not seem elegant to point out, considering the commitment that the modeler deep, but this is always the corner of the critic ...... Hello, the next one will be better!

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Thank you for your answer Enrico! I'm not a "Facebook modeler", so I'm content to accept your critique. Maybe the next one will be a Tsniut Mirage, like the model you made some years ago:

 

But I'll change the color of the rudder because, in my opinion, the white is wrong. It is so strange... our Mirage III always has problems with the rudder!!

Cheers! Valerio.

 

 

Edited by Starfighter84

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opinions are opinions...while photos say the truth....in the book Camouflage and markings N°4,The Israeli Air Force Part 2,1967-2001,pag 54 show the plane I built.......white tail...no stripes....read the caption......obviusly  I'can't see the real plane....but if you have a photocolor please show us.....over and out....

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Thank you for posting the pics... the gallery I linked is incomplete due to the Photobucket problems! so, now also other users can recognize what we are talking about!

I have the book that you've flagged, and I've read it many times. I think you're being misled from a sunshine reflection that impact on the rudder (in the picture, in that moment, was turned to the left).

Pay attention to this detail the next time... but dont' worry! nobody's perfect. ;)

Edited by Starfighter84

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2 hours ago, Enrywar67 said:

in the book Camouflage and markings N°4,The Israeli Air Force Part 2,1967-2001,pag 54 show the plane I built.

 

 

The pics below show the same image that is printed in the book (instead, this is the Isradecal instructions sheet):

 

IsraDecal_IAF-71_Instructions4.jpg

 

Looking at the rudder... in the upper section you can see the green of the camo. Furthermore, looking at the sun reflection... under the rudder hydraulic actuator is clearly visibile the shadow. I would confirm what I wrote previously Enrico: the rudder isn't white, you get wrong.

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