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The Most-Lethal Mirage
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 02:14 AM UTC
Bill Cross shares the photos of his Mirage III C/J build of Israel''s most-decorated fighter aircraft.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 04:19 AM UTC
Thanks for making this one "live" Kevin!
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC
Hi Bill

Lovely job! Really impressive!

Maybe I missed it in the Feature's text, but what kit is it?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:09 AM UTC
Hi guys

Bill, if that's the Italeri kit, then I know getting your great result needed a fair amount of remedial action to the plastic.

Congratulations, its lovely build and a great scheme.

All the best,

Steve.
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Hi Bill.Very nice work!Christos
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Hi, Rowan, thank you for the compliments. I think I had a Freudian moment and completely blotted-out the details about the kit (which I have subsequently added). It's the Italeri, which Steve has correctly identified and for which he gets three of the buggers as a prize!

The fit issues on the fuselage halves and the nose landing gearp panels cost me a lot of putty and rescribing, but the results in the end were satisfying.

Steve, it sounds like you have experience wrestling this pig to the ground! Thank you for the kind words.

And the same to you, Christos!

Merry Christmas gang!
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
Hi Bill

Once again - Great job! - and I've no doubt we've all had those Freudian moments!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and here's to great modelling in 2019.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC
Excellent job Bill! I've always considered the Mirage to practically scream "Israeli Air Force" and was very excited that Italeri chose to do it in 1/32. As you probably picked up in my review, that excitement was quickly dashed.

You did a great job on yours, Mazel Tov!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
Thank you, Rowan, I hope you had a Happy Christmas and a joyous New Year.

Thank you, Michael, תודה. I have always admired the IAF and their underdog role, and like you, I was very excited when Italeri released the IIIC. The Mirage is a beautiful plane, and I look forward to building another-- just not an Italeri.