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.
Just in case, I decided to put one small fishing weight in the nose.
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.
There 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.
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.
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.
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.
It 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.
Some parts have been treated with light-curing putty.
The wheels and landing gears will be attached later, so I’ve assembled them as much as possible.
The assembly is almost complete. I haven’t painted the cockpit yet.
These are brush-painted later.
This kit also has a parting line on the canopy. I heard that it is unavoidable for forming, so shall I remove it later?
I polished and washed the canopy, but it might be better to polish a little more.
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.
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.
I finished the cockpit in an open state, so I masked the seat with masking tape as much as possible.
I painted the panel line in black,
Airbrushed Mr. Color 314 Blue FS35622. I think it’s better to shade it a little.
It takes time and effort, but if I do this masking properly, I’ll have less retouching later and it will be easier.
This 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.
The quality of the decal seems pretty good. Yellow is vivid and beautiful.
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.
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.