Mirage F1 AZ 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build. Part 1
Well its that time again.”The scores are tie, and now its time for the big one”, Yip, I have taken the plunge again and started another long term project in the form of the Mirage F1 AZ of the South African Airforce. Needless to say she is going to be quite a big model in 1/32 scale, 478.13mm long and a wing span of 262.5 mm.
I managed to get some scale drawings that I scaled up to 32nd scale , bought a roll of .5mm plastic and kicked off.
This is what I have done so far,
1. Used tracing paper to cut out the side views , transferred to plastic card and cut out,
2. Cut out all the rib sections and glued into position.
3. Tomorrow I will fill in between the ribs with balsa wood and start to shape the fuselage for vac forming.
I will be using a lot of the techniques I used on the PC 21 that I built, this is just a lot bigger.
I would like the end result to be as accurate to the real aircraft as possible, just in case some one out there decides to release a kit in the near future.
I look forward to all your comments and encouragement.
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