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Unboxing Italeri's New Mirage IIIC
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 08:56 AM UTC
Jim gives us a look inside the box of this new 1/32 scale kit from Italeri, the French Mirage IIIC with 100% new tooling.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 11:58 AM UTC
Nicely done once again Jim, really looking forward to this one!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 02:42 PM UTC
I think that those 4 knobbly wheels are for the engine cart. Presumably you can display the engine separately, which means that the superdetailers can have a field day. I suspect that the photo-etched ring part goes inside the open fuselage.

Too bad Italeri didn't include Australian markings.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 03:01 PM UTC

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Too bad Italeri didn't include Australian markings.



Too bad indeed

I am sure that there will be some AM decal sheets available in no time! It looks to be a nice kit.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 12:41 AM UTC
I'm not sure the Aussies flew the IIIC. I think the IIIO had the lengthened forward fuselage, so this kit wouldn't be appropriate for them. Sorry about that! Still, should be a great kit for IDF/AF fans! And I don't see an engine cart, though I do see a smaller wheel that's probably the nose wheel, so not sure WHAT those tractor tires are.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 01:19 AM UTC
It's there. Look at the instruction booklet photos just after the paint schemes.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 01:20 AM UTC
Nope, you're quite right. Looks like the parts are on the weapons trees. Thanks for spotting that Jessie!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 07:27 AM UTC
Rumor has it IsraDecal is working on IDF AF aces.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 09:46 AM UTC
Hi there

Those "tractor" tyres for the engine cart still look pretty chunky compared with shots of most similar items in a quick web-search. Surely, major servicing like that would be carried out on prepared surfaces, not going "cross-country"? A lot of engine cradles have what look like heavy-weight casters.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 01:17 PM UTC
Here's a photo I found which shows the 'tractorish' tires:
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 02:08 PM UTC

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Rumor has it IsraDecal is working on IDF AF aces.



Would not be surprised, they're pretty good that way!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 06:16 PM UTC
The detail on the Atar is incredible. It looks like a promising model.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 07:24 PM UTC
Hi Jessie

The tread doesn't look as heavy as it seems from the video. More "truck" than "tractor".

All the best

Rowan