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, Weekend Edition has omitted the instrument panel and colored photo-etched parts. Since the seat belt is a decal, I added it with my spare parts.
The 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.
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.
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.
By the way, I did not yet adhere to a clear part and there is a 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 rattling sound.
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 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.
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.
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 for the trouble. I am sorry that as this continues. It is almost completed in another breath.
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.
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 Airwing 2nd Fighter Squadron “Seine” in April 1976, it’s the beautiful red line accent on the metal plates. The other marking is the 10th Airwing 3rd Fighter Squadron “Vexin” in October 1984, it’s sand color camouflage pattern.
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 the 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.
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 success, and let’s do my best again. Mirage itself is cool, very much!
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.