Dassault Mirage IIIC from Eduard 1/48 Scale Kit
Christmas break build here – an Eduard weekend edition (lol, took much longer than that!) Mirage IIIC kit with the very eye-catching early Armee de l’Air scheme.
Had some serious fit issues requiring a lot of filler, sanding and fuselage warping corrections, and had some serious torment with the AK Xtreme metal range polished aluminium in that it was basically useless and gave a worse finish despite surface prep than their standard aluminium. Also, it was extremely fragile, scratched and lifted at the slightest provocation and reacted with the adhesive on standard tamiya masking tape necessitating hours of sanding and re-painting.
Anyway, build video here for those interested:
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