MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 BOX PACKAGE I will make Mirage III CJ of Israel Defense Forces. This is a Hobby Boss product. Is this Hobby Boss Mirage III a copy of Eduard? The parts are almost the same. It’s even worse if it’s a dead copy.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING Just in case, I decided to put one small fishing weight in the nose.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING The cockpit doesn’t fit very well, so I’m doing a lot of trial and error. Let’s paint it later and think about the assembling. The process is quite different from usual.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKINGThere are a lot of gaps in the front of the cockpit, and I’m worried, but when I put a canopy over it, it seems that these gaps are hidden.
(2020/06/29)

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING The parts of this kit have a lot of burrs and it doesn’t fit well. I don’t know when it was released, but maybe it’s an old kit. I don’t remember when it was bought.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING When I made Eduard’s Mirage IIIc before, I had a hard time. This time I feel that the difficulty in assembling is slightly higher than that. The accuracy may be low even if the parts are similar.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING Well, the upper part of the seat interferes and the canopy doesn’t fit well. Why? I usually prefer not to have the canopy open, but I think it’s less risky to make it open than to shave the seat. Did I put the seat wrong? I don’t think so, but I’m in trouble.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKINGIt also doesn’t fit well to glue the delta wing to the fuselage. They were forced together. I can fill the gap later. I was worried that the landing gear hanger in the lower part of the cockpit would fit with the fuselage, so I temporarily assembled it and it looked fine. Hobby Boss’s kit is basically suspicious of my past experience.
(2020/07/01)

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING Some parts have been treated with light-curing putty.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING The wheels and landing gears will be attached later, so I’ve assembled them as much as possible.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING The assembly is almost complete. I haven’t painted the cockpit yet.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKING These are brush-painted later.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 MAKINGThis kit also has a parting line on the canopy. I heard that it is unavoidable for forming, so shall I remove it later?
(2020/07/04)

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING I polished and washed the canopy, but it might be better to polish a little more.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING I used the F-14 seatbelt without thinking that I should put something on the seat. So the shape is a little different from Mirage.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING If you look at other examples, the inside of the cockpit is mostly black, not gray, so that might be the right choice. I put a decal on the cockpit panel.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING
I finished the cockpit in an open state, so I masked the seat with masking tape as much as possible.
(2020/07/07)

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING I painted the panel line in black,

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING Airbrushed Mr. Color 314 Blue FS35622. I think it’s better to shade it a little.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING It takes time and effort, but if I do this masking properly, I’ll have less retouching later and it will be easier.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTINGThis fighter is painted camouflage. I used the Israeli Air Force’s camouflage colors, Mr. Color 43 Wood Brown, 44 Tan, and 312 Green FS34227. The color seems to blend into the desert in the Middle East.

I’m worried because the number of infected people in Tokyo is increasing. So is the Go to campaign really going to start this month? As the homecoming season for the entire Japanese population begins, I have a hunch that the virus will spread from Tokyo.
(2020/07/10)

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING
The quality of the decal seems pretty good. Yellow is vivid and beautiful.

MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING MIRAGE III CJ HOBBY BOSS 1/48 PAINTING
The yellow delta mark looks good. There is a gap in the large decal, so I have to retouch a little. Maybe I should cut and paste the leftover decal and use it like I did last time.
(2020/07/12)

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