Mirage 2000 B 1/48

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    Andrewt

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    Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  Andrewt on Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:05 pm

    cockpit almost complete. Ejection seats still to be painted




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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  Ray on Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:46 pm

    Looking good Andrew  cheers 

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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  Andrewt on Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:11 pm

    Thanks ray  Very Happy 

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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:38 pm

    Eh.. Andrew your making progress already... bravo.... cheers 

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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  Panos Gaoutsis on Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:12 pm

    Hello Andrew, looking good so far!

    This walkaround can be useful
    http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/mirage_2000b_french_af/

    A tip when it comes to assembling wings that can minimize any gaps, is to glue lenghts of sprues or toothpicks at the bottom edges of the fuselage (like in spoiler). This causes fuselage edges to scretch to the proper width, i applied it on my Mirages and saved me from a lot of putty and sanding
    Spoiler:

    And a couple of notes concerning the kit from what i noticed till now.
    Make sure to dry fit the part of the spine (parts E10/E11) and the small piece at the fuselage ending (parts E27/E28), as they may seem wider on the fuselage. I had to sand join points before gluing them together (see spoiler again).
    Spoiler:
    The red line where i sanded the parts, in order to adjust their width and align them with the rest of fuselage (blue lines)
    The air intakes may also need caution, i used plastic to fill the gaps.
    Assemble parts E17/E18, they are used by all production aircrafts.
    Don't forget to also assemble parts C34, C32 (two pieces), they are not mentioned by the instructions.

    Hope i've helped!
     cheers

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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  Gordon on Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:03 pm

    well done looking good

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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  Andrewt on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:45 am

    Thanks for the tips. I noticed that the instructions have some mistakes when it comes to part numbers

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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:49 pm

    Coming along nicely, keep up the good work.

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    Re: Mirage 2000 B 1/48

    Post  Andrewt on Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:14 pm

    Panos, you are right about the spine (parts E10/E11) . it is too wide! and even to high.

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