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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 27 Jun 2019 13:34 #1

Hello again,

Here is the third Project on the series.

This one will be a challenge, a limited-series AML Kit of a 1/72 Mirage IIICJ flown at the 6-Day War in June 1967. Already on the first day it downed two Iraqi MiGs and a Lebanese Hunter.

I am a bit scared from what I have seen in the box, parts seem... mangled? I will try anyways.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers

Alex



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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 27 Jun 2019 15:14 #2

Hmmm ? Never built an AML kit . I read they were demanding :bat I have a couple on the shelf :popcorn or was that just a mirage :idonno

You go first :tomato

Cheers, Christian B)

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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 03 Jul 2019 10:33 #3

Well, Christian. If you have them on the shelf Keep them there. It is absolutely frustrating dealing with this Piece of crap. :bangs head :bangs head

Nothing fits! The instructions are useless, the pieces are simple, undetailed and really warped. I thought about chucking it a few times already. Haven't done yet, let's see what I can make of this kit. I don't expect much.

Cheers

Alex


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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 03 Jul 2019 10:46 #4

:popcorn
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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 03 Jul 2019 12:38 #5

My approach when I run into kits like that is to build it wheels up on a stand, then use it for weathering practice or some type of experimental run. No need for it to be a total loss, though it looks like you are whipping it into a Mirage-esque shape. :good

My 1/72 Academy F-104 was exactly that. I wasn't particularly enamored with the kit. The shape was wrong and no detail (fortunately the fit was ok). I used it as a guinea pig for a wheels up attachment for future addition to a diorama. I tinted the canopy to hide the lack of detail in the cockpit, a little trick to attempt to draw the eye away from areas usually full of details.
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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 18 Jul 2019 05:43 #6

Thanks Bob and Chris

Had a Long break but back on the Bench.

This is actually a good idea Chris, this kit will not turn out good anyways. I will think of an Experiment.

In any case I will finish it for the campaign.

Here is the final assembly and painting. Now on to the decals.

Lots more in the Pipeline to work on. However, AML kits no more... :bangs head :bangs head

Cheers

Alex


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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 18 Jul 2019 07:39 #7

:popcorn
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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 18 Jul 2019 15:34 #8

Flyingbabydoc wrote:
Well, Christian. If you have them on the shelf Keep them there. It is absolutely frustrating dealing with this Piece of crap. :bangs head :bangs head

Nothing fits! The instructions are useless, the pieces are simple, undetailed and really warped. I thought about chucking it a few times already. Haven't done yet, let's see what I can make of this kit. I don't expect much.

Cheers

Alex


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Ouch :sick: . Made me open the LA-5 and the H-75 boxes..... They look fairly harmless although there is plenty of extra plastic with them .

Can't find any flowery words in the available reviews....... Nearly made me want to build the LA-5 but I probably don't need the extra pain at a moment when nothing wants to be completed . :frantic

Cheers, Christian B)

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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 22 Jul 2019 11:12 #9

Indeed you don't Need the pain.

Never again. I have a Macchi Mc200 from AML but it will probably remain in the shelf for Generations to come.

In any case I am done with this Piece of... plastic and I am not even bothering to weather.

I think this is not worth of being in the "completed" section so for the 1967 campaign I will work on another model, probably an Egyptian MiG-19 Farmer.

So Keep tuned and let's see what Comes up next.

Cheers

Alex


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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 22 Jul 2019 12:08 #10

Probably did well just to get this far Alex

Cheers, Christian B)

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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 22 Jul 2019 15:07 #11

:thumbsup
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Doc's COF III - 1967 Israeli Mirage IIICJ 23 Jul 2019 00:25 #12

Good job my friend!

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