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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
I told you photobucket sucks...



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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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