Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIICJ w/ 'Tzniut' nose

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3 years 2 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #1 by Craig Sargent
Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIICJ w/ 'Tzniut' nose was created by Craig Sargent
I bought the Eduard Royal Class Mirage IIIC back in 2004 and it's been on and off the bench ever since.


To the kit, over the years I've added
  • ArmyCast ATAR 9C engine conversion
  • AML Tzniut reconnaissance nose conversion
  • Master Models brass pitot
  • Brassin AIM-9Ds
  • Centreline pylon and supersonic drop tank from IsraCast Kfir tanks and pylons set
  • Sidewinder launch rails from a Hasegawa AV-8B

Just need to finish the wiring in front of the instrument panel and add the head up display, then I can get the canopy masked and start painting. I've also shortened the main gear legs 3mm and reduced the angle of the front landing gear fork to give the model a more prototypical sit.






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3 years 2 months ago #2 by Craig Sargent
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And the back end





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3 years 2 months ago #3 by grover
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Cool Craig. Will be bale to pick up some tips for my Mirage III. Is that metal landing gear?

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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #4 by Craig Sargent
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You may be finished yours before I am finished mine :)

Kit landing gear, which is plastic

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3 years 2 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #5 by Craig Sargent
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Todays effort - adding some detail to the instrument panel coaming. Some bits and pieces added:


With wiring completed:




Stores and wheels ready for some (more) paint: I sandwiched a piece of styrene sheet between the main wheels to get them to a correct profile thickness.

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3 years 2 months ago #6 by Craig Sargent
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For those that are interested, the rear end of the instrument housings are created using these, which I picked up in the US last year. Very useful set of generic shapes for adding details around aircraft. Note that although only one set of connectors is shown, there are actually 6 sets in the pack.

www.squadron.com/1-48-True-Details-Coupl...ectors-p/td48557.htm


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3 years 2 months ago #7 by grover
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Awesome detailing on the front there Craig

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3 years 2 months ago #8 by Xtr3meNZer
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Some excellent work there in replicating the piece there. Very nice.

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3 years 2 months ago #9 by CyNaKyL
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Looks very ungainly but very cool at the same time. Nice tidy work as always Craig.

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3 years 2 months ago #10 by Bishop
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Great scratch work there. Yes a very interesting nose

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3 years 2 months ago #11 by Craig Sargent
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Started working on the ArmyCast exhaust and for some reason it wasn't looking right. I couldn't get it to line up as it should on the aircraft, and I now know why. The ArmyCast exhaust only has 17 petals on the exhaust nozzle. whereas the real ATAR 9C has 18. This means that the nozzle will not line up correctly with the external airframe details. Bugger. I've placed an order for the HiPlanes ATAR 9C so will resume work on the Mirage exhaust once that arrives.

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3 years 2 months ago #12 by CyNaKyL
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Sucks when aftermarket stuff isn't correct either. Oh well, at least you've got another one on the way.

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1 year 3 months ago #13 by Craig Sargent
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Decided it was FINALLY time to kick this one in to touch - I started this 14 years ago, so it is long overdue. I've reworked the underside of the nose based on more recent info on the jet I'm building. I've also fitted the High Planes exhaust in to the ArmyCast tail cone, added some missing radar warning bulges on the fin above the rudder, assembled and base coated an Aires seat, assembled a pair of Brassin AIM-9Ds and fitted the resin inner wheel disks to the landing gear.










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1 year 3 months ago #14 by Bishop
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Never seen a nose like that on one of these, but I build tanks so that’s no surprise. Looks amazing so far. Nice blending of aftermarkets

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1 year 3 months ago #15 by Fritz
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Geez Craig that is looking great!

In Progress:
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www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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1 year 3 months ago #16 by Calum
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14 years ago.. sheesh... yeah it is time you finished it

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11 months 2 days ago #17 by Craig Sargent
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Sadly, long story short, this Mirage got taken out by a SAM and now lies in bits in a scrap yard somewhere. I retained anything that was useful as I will complete a model of this aircraft, just not this one and not any time soon.

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11 months 2 days ago #18 by Viperbuilder
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SAM = Some Accidental Misadventure? :ohmy:

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11 months 1 day ago #19 by Craig Sargent
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In a nutshell

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10 months 4 weeks ago #20 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Sargent Against Mirage?

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2 months 22 hours ago #21 by Craig Sargent
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This project has life in it yet.

So I just took delivery of a pair of these:


Which actually includes a very nice Brassin ATAR 9C engine which is light years beyond anything I was trying to use previously.


And another one of these:


And progress is underway on getting this one back to where it was and then finished.

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