FRENCH FIGHTER DASSAULT MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48

Box package of French fighter Dassault Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

I have been stocked around five Eduard airplane models for a couple of years. There is a sense of high-quality. I try the fighter jet of the French air force. Can a weekend edition be made speedy? I do my best till completion.

Compared to the same kit of high grade version orange box, Eduard 1/48

Compared to the same kit of high grade version orange box, Weekend Edition is omitted the instrument panel and colored photo etched parts. Since the seat belt is decal, I added it with my spare parts.

Parting line is in the middle of the optical sight clear part. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Parting line is in the middle of the optical sight clear part. After having put it out, I polished it with the compound. I can easily polish it with a motor tool with a cotton swab. Too much revolution melts the part.

The cockpit and the canopy were temporarily assembled. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

The cockpit and the canopy were temporarily assembled. It would fit even without adjustment.

jet engine nozzle Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

The parts of the jet engine nozzle are precise.
(01-Sep-2016)

inside of the cockpit, Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

There are some small decals inside of the cockpit. When it is the mat black surface, decals don’t adhere very much.

detailed cockpit

I painted the sight panel in clear blue.

Printing of the meter is beautiful. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

I finished this work in a very good feeling. Printing of the meter is beautiful.

Small areas are painted with a brush after I finished putting decals. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Small areas are painted with a brush after I finished putting decals, and the cockpit is completed.

The large parts of the delta wing. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

The large parts of the delta wing. I hope these parts fit with fuselage perfectly.
(03-September-2016)

Parts like the tube are included in an air intake. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Parts like the tube are included in an air intake. I think this is built that the inside isn’t seen hollow. Air for jet engine combustion is really dead-end when it is such a structure?

easy to understand to see the illustrations. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

There is no Japanese in this manual, but easy to understand to see the illustrations.

uneven surface has been made right behind a cockpit, Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Because an uneven surface has been made right behind a cockpit, I piled superglue and having a smooth panel. I painted surfacer and checked it, maybe almost smooth. I don’t mind, the body undersurface too much, now I want to make it as beautiful as possible, the top surface is an outstanding point.

The rear end of the delta wing has finished very thin. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

The rear end of the delta wing has finished very thin. Because one of the important points of the Airplane plastic model is the thinness of the wing edges, this would be a nice kit.

There were many landing gear parts of the body color.

There were many landing gear parts of the body color, I attached them before the painting.
(05-September-2016)

I forget to put a sinker in

Umm,… I forget to put a sinker in, and falling to the rear. A sinker wasn’t being written on an instruction manual, but I should have checked it when I build such a jet fighter. Though I was not able to confirm it until a landing gear was fixed, I am completely beyond cure if I glue the landing gear and missiles at the last timing as usual. I have begun to make a 1/144 F-14 with a shock. It is a bad habit to build other kits when I come across a problem.

The soft board weight rounded can be put in.

By the way, I did not yet adhered to clear part and there are small hole on the back. The soft board weight rounded can be put in. When pouring instant adhesive with a tissue at the end, it does not have a rattle sound.

The soft board weight rounded can be put in.

I round a board weight into a pipe form and into the nose.

successfully managed to avoid the tail heavy touching on the ground.

Yes, I was able successfully managed to avoid the tail heavy touching on the ground.

French pilot 1/48

There is a pilot in this kit. I rebuild the hand, which held a ladder, and change to the standard standing pose. The pilot figure, it’s cool, but take a time. I began to build a 1/48 Tamiya Zero fighter very long time ago, in fact, stops before the painting of many pilots. It’s good timing to paint all the holding figures.
(08-September-2016)

masking Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Unusually accurate masking. Especially the tire wheels.

painting Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Lightly blowing the black before the silver paint.

metallic color painting, Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Painted in metallic. It is a little darker color than silver.

masking the main wing, Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Once again masking. I have been accustomed to this kind work.

painting of French fighter Dassault Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

When it was seen rather far, it could be painted beautifully. The difference in the metallic tones of the panels changed, I referred the instruction color pages and my feeling.
(10-September-2016)

The decal is bright and very beautiful.

The decal is bright and very beautiful. I think the adhesion is good because it is considerably thin. I’ll be careful about the overuse of the softener.

Red lines are the accent.

Red lines are the accent. Because an appearance change suddenly, it’s fun to paste decals.

I put many small decals on the undersurface.

I put many small decals on the undersurface.

decal bands of missiles marking. It’s nice looking.

This time, it was all decal bands of missiles marking. It’s nice looking.

I had to make the lost part of landing gear by myself.I’m ashamed to say, there are many missing of small parts recently.

I’m ashamed to say, there are many missing of small parts recently. I lost the parts of the 1/144 F-14 the other day. I made the one side of the part which held a front wheel, with polyester putty by myself. In Japan, I can order the piece of the parts about Hasegawa and Tamiya, final way, I repeat buying the same kit. When it is an imported plastic model, the re-purchase is difficult.

I lost the parts of the 1/144 F-14 the other day.

Whether I should review the work environment from the first, I shouldn’t have spent making many kits and left at the same time….., maybe it’s one reason of trouble. I am really sorry that like this continues. It is almost completed in another breath.
(14-September-2016)

French fighter Dassault Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48 build and painting to finish

Mirage IIIc is the typical delta wing fighter. This fighter, most of the parts were made in France or made in Europe.

Mirage IIIc is the typical delta wing fighter.

The Six-Day War in 1967, it was the fight of the Israel Mirage and the Arabic MiG. The Mirage won the air combat and proved the high performance.

The Six-Day War in 1967, it was the fight of the Israel Mirage and the Arabic MiG.

It was very harder than Hasegawa and Tamiya which I usually build. I was surprised a little. I can’t say all the Eduard kit plastic is harder than Japan maker, after trying a couple of kits, anyway, this kit was hard.

making of Dassault Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

The length is around 30cm. I need to care many small parts.

The length is around 30cm. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

Parts are small….. It’s a weekend series, but was impossible in the weekend. A mold is small and I have a good feeling. Anyway a European plastic model is fashionable for me.

The clear parts were adhered after a temporary assemble, but did not fit perfectly.

The clear parts were adhered after a temporary assemble, but did not fit perfectly. I am very sorry that an appearance was not finished so neatly. Firstly, I should have adhered and masked it.

jet engine nozzle paint is successfully finished.

I think this jet engine nozzle paint is successfully finished.

I should have put the decals on the vertical tail from the left side.The decal itself is very beautiful. Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

I should have put the decals on the vertical tail starting from the left side. There was an irregularity on the left and avoided the part, the position was not equal to the right side. Viewers may not notice it if I do not say. The decal itself is very beautiful.

There were two kinds of markings. One is the 10th Air wing 2nd Fighter Squadron "Seine" in April 1976.

There were two kinds of markings. One is the 10th Air wing 2nd Fighter Squadron “Seine” in April 1976, it’s the beautiful red line accent on the metal plates. The other marking is the 10th Air wing 3rd Fighter Squadron “Vexin” in October 1984, it’s sand color camouflage pattern.

the beautiful red line accent on the metal platesThe inside of the air intake was painted in dark metallic.

The inside of the air intake was painted in dark metallic.

The outside is Matra ATM-9D H8 air-to-air missile, which would be derived type of Sidewinder? Next are JL100R rocket pods.

It carries a lot of attack weapons, no loading belly tanks. The outside is Matra ATM-9D H8 air-to-air missile, which would be derived type of Sidewinder? Next are JL100R rocket pods, the middle is Matra 530C/K middle range air-to-air missiles. It seems to be very strong.

the middle is Matra 530C/K middle range air-to-air missiles.

Because it was just silver painting, I thought it’s only needed to blow silver simply, but I needed to do masking small panels.

I lost small part of landing gear.

I become strangely always sleepy when I am adjusting the landing gear. Therefore did I lose a small part this time? It was serious damage when I lost important part.

missiles on the Mirage IIIcIt was a much better atmosphere after puts a small decal on missiles.

It was a much better atmosphere after puts a small decal on missiles.

it is difficult to decide the angle of the landing gear pole

Like myself who does not get used to making a jet plane too much, it is difficult to decide the angle of the landing gear pole. A simple figure is on the Eduard manual.

It was finished by moderate gloss overall. Mirage IIIcFrench fighter Dassault Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48 build and painting to finish

It was finished by moderate gloss overall.

inking lightly, Dassault Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

I did inking lightly. Fine panel lines are emphasized, increased the sense of precision.

French jet pilot, Dassault Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

The 1/48 figure is small; is too tiny. I drew the eye with the effort this time.

French jet pilot, Eduard 1/48

The instruction comments the pilot suit only light brown. I thought it’s too simple, so research and drew some insignias, not perfect.

French jet pilot and red ladder silver jet fighter

Leaning the ladder and set the figure, it’s nice.

making of Mirage IIIc Eduard 1/48

I had some small troubles, but was completed somehow. Without any trouble I could have completed it earlier. I think the kit quality is good. The failure is the basis of the success, and let’s do my best again. Mirage itself is cool, very much!
(16-September-2016)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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