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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2020, 06:35:57 pm »
Those wings look a bit short to me...

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2020, 08:03:06 pm »
Ooooh, a Mirage F.1!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

<...> Many decades ago I had a fighter plane poster on my bedroom wall and my girlfriend at the time picked the F.1C as her favourite.

Your then-girlfriend was obviously a woman of taste!  :bow:

<....> They also include some resin wingtip missile rails, but why I have no idea as there are no less than FOUR styrene wingtip rails included on the main sprues, and they're better than the resin ones.  :o

The resin parts are for the Spanish marking option. The Spaniards used Sidewinders instead of Magics, hence the need for different rails.

<...> four piece ejection seat (Why?) and it's a different seat to the front one too, very odd. <...>

To make it detailed?
I think the front seat has canopy breaker "horns" because of the curvature of the canopy. If the MDC didn't shatter the canopy, the pilot's helmet would hit the canopy before his seat's headrest would. Not good.  :wacko: For the backseater, that's less of a problem as his seat's headrest would probably hit the canopy before his helmet does.
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2020, 04:52:31 am »
Those wings look a bit short to me...

 :o

 Indeed!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


I might have guessed you two would come up with something on those lines.  ;D

Just for once I'll stay with the standard length, but I have at least 3 or 4 more Mirage F1 kits in The Loft...……..  ;)


<....> They also include some resin wingtip missile rails, but why I have no idea as there are no less than FOUR styrene wingtip rails included on the main sprues, and they're better than the resin ones.  :o

The resin parts are for the Spanish marking option. The Spaniards used Sidewinders instead of Magics, hence the need for different rails.

<...> four piece ejection seat (Why?) and it's a different seat to the front one too, very odd. <...>

To make it detailed?
I think the front seat has canopy breaker "horns" because of the curvature of the canopy. If the MDC didn't shatter the canopy, the pilot's helmet would hit the canopy before his seat's headrest would. Not good.  :wacko: For the backseater, that's less of a problem as his seat's headrest would probably hit the canopy before his helmet does.


Ahah, thanks for that, although I always thought that 'winders and Magics could be fired from the same rails.

The 'breaker horns' make sense, yes, but they could have moulded them in one piece, they're not that complex when they're assembled. They do look very good though.
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2020, 08:34:08 am »
After 3 or 4 PSR sessions the new PR nose of the F1P's looking OK, or it is to me anyway. I've PSR'd the intakes too, which didn't fit all that well, as all F-4 style intakes tend to do, but they're not too bad now.



It's almost time for adding the wings and tail etc.
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2020, 09:20:56 am »
That nose has been tamed! ;D Well done, kit! :thumbsup:
Somehow reminds me of this guy, though... :rolleyes:



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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2020, 09:53:19 am »

Somehow reminds me of this guy, though... :rolleyes:


Very true, it does.  ;D
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2020, 10:56:26 am »
Kit has switched from long wings to long noses.  ;D
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2020, 03:49:43 pm »
And now it's got wings and things.  ;D

Starting to look like aeroplane...………

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2020, 06:08:20 pm »
And now it's got wings and things.  ;D

Starting to look like aeroplane...………

And looking very good!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2020, 11:27:29 pm »
And looking very good!  :thumbsup:
I have the same feeling, and this reco nose on a 2-seater for sure makes it a whif, even without Aéronavale colours yet! :thumbsup:
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2020, 12:36:32 am »
Lovely.  Can't wait for paint.
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2020, 12:42:06 am »
This build makes me wonder about an F.1C with the (bigger) wings from a Jaguar?

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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2020, 01:49:34 am »
This build makes me realise I need another Mirage F.1 for my stash.
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2020, 03:01:34 am »
This build makes me realise I need another Mirage F.1 for my stash.

Got one you can have, Fred.
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Re: Mirage F1P
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2020, 03:25:24 am »
YGPM Womby.
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