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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2020, 09:43:26 am »
The Special Hobby F1 has lots of very fine engraved detail, which is a pity as any PSR work means you have to re-engrave the devil out of it to restore that detail.  :banghead:

The wing joints have notable steps in them where they meet the fuselage, and the real thing is very smooth all over, so I've done two lots of PSR there so far. Looks like a mammoth re-engraving session ahead, and I hate that almost as much as I do PSR. :(
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2020, 06:25:57 am »
I simply work  on the basis that from 72 foot away you can't see panel lines  ;)
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2020, 03:37:33 pm »
The last PSR's done, the panels have been rescribed and the last coat of primer has been applied.

I think I'm ready for colour coats, if only I could think of a scheme that DOESN'T include grey!

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2020, 04:28:21 pm »
PRU Blue?
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2020, 01:38:13 am »
What about a South African colour scheme?  I don't think they used much grey ...

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2020, 02:22:10 am »
...but I assume that some rather naval livery is intended?  :o

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2020, 02:26:24 am »
I had no trouble.
Mirage F-1C022 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2020, 03:11:55 am »

...but I assume that some rather naval livery is intended?  :o


Exactly Thomas.  :thumbsup:

So by Fred's rules it has to have some blue in there somewhere.  ;D
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2020, 03:32:55 am »
Not so much a rule as a guideline.

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2020, 04:11:45 am »
I may invent a totally new Aeronavale colour scheme, one which majors on Humbrol 14 of course.  ;D
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2020, 06:46:10 am »
IIRC, some Étendards deployed on carrier in the Mediterranean carried not the usual dark bluish-grey/white livery, but rather bright blue upper surfaces - a bit like PRU Blue. Not certain whether this was intentionally or just a painting accident, though.

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2020, 07:34:45 am »
It'll do as a starter for me. Thanks very much.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2020, 07:01:50 am »
I've been working on the stores for the F1P, and while the Magic missiles are fiddly, and the ECM pods just needed tidying, the underwing tanks are ATROCIOUS!  :banghead:

Not only are the two halves of each tank different sizes, so that they need lots of filing and PSR after assembly, the rather complex fins don't fit the tanks in the slightest! In the pic you can see the massive gaps where they meet up to the tail of the tank, and they need a lot of PSR as a result. For some reason SH have added a small part to the inside of each fin which is meant to fit in a slot in the tank, but they're far too large, and I've had to cut them off. That means MORE PSR to fill in the gap!

I wish I'd decided on something other than the tanks to go in the inner pylons now. :(

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2020, 07:42:47 am »
Perhaps a set of tanks from a different manufacturer would be better, such as Airfix or Hasegawa?

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