DASSAULT MIRAGE IIIc FRENCH AIR FORCE FIGHTER EDUARD 1/48

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 BOX PACKAGEI 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGCompared 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThe 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThe cockpit and the canopy were temporarily assembled. It would fit even without adjustment.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThe parts of the jet engine nozzle are precise.
(01-Sep-2016)

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThere are some small decals inside the cockpit. When it is the mat black surface, decals don’t adhere very much.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGI painted the sight panel in clear blue.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGI finished this work in a very good feeling. Printing of the meter is beautiful.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGSmall areas are painted with a brush after I finished putting decals, and the cockpit is completed.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThe large parts of the delta wing. I hope these parts fit with fuselage perfectly.
(03-September-2016)

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGParts like the tube are included in the air intake. I think this is built that the inside isn’t seen hollow. Air for jet engine combustion is dead-end when it is such a structure?

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThere is no Japanese in this manual, but easy to understand to see the illustrations.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGBecause 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThe 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThere were many landing gear parts of the body color, I attached them before the painting.
(05-September-2016)

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGUmm… 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGBy 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGI round a board weight into a pipe form and the nose.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGYes, I was able successfully managed to avoid the tail-heavy touching on the ground.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 MAKINGThere 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.
(08-September-2016)

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGUnusually accurate masking. Especially the tire wheels.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGLightly blowing the black before the silver paint.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGPainted in metallic. It is a little darker color than silver.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGOnce again masking. I have been accustomed to this kind of work.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGWhen 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)

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGThe 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGRed lines are the accent. Because an appearance change suddenly, it’s fun to paste decals.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGI put many small decals on the undersurface.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGThis time, it was all decal bands of missiles marking. It’s nice-looking.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGMIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGI’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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 PAINTINGWhether 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.
(14-September-2016)

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKMirage IIIc is the typical delta-wing fighter. This fighter, most of the parts were made in France or made in Europe.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe length is around 30cm. I need to care for many small parts.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKParts 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKI think this jet engine nozzle paint is successfully finished.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKMIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKI 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKThere 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKMIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe inside of the air intake was painted in dark metallic.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKBecause it was just silver painting, I thought it’s only needed to blow silver simply, but I needed to do masking small panels.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKI 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 an important part.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKMIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt was a much better atmosphere after puts a small decal on missiles.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKLike 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.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKMIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt was finished by moderate gloss overall.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKI did inking lightly. Fine panel lines are emphasized, increased the sense of precision.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 1/48 figure is small; is too tiny. I drew the eye with the effort this time.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe instruction comments the pilot suit only light brown. I thought it’s too simple, so research and drew some insignias, not perfect.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORK MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKLeaning the ladder and set the figure, it’s nice.

MIRAGE IIIc EDUARD 1/48 FINISHED WORKI 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!
(16-September-2016)

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