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Mirage F1 AZ 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build. Part 3

May 12, 2019 · in Aviation · · 10 ≡

Some feed back for those of you that might be following this build,

I have finished the molds as per the last post, and I started vacuum forming this week end, with the fuselage being so long, I molded each side of the fuselage in 3 pieces, then I did the nose section. No major issues were encountered and I started to join the fuselage sections, and added ribs for strength.

I will be starting with the detail in the nose section of the aircraft, with the cockpit detail and nose wheel well next. Then the main wheel wells and main undercarriage will follow.

I am planning to do a lot of internal detail, so I don't expect to be joining the fuselage halves for quite some time.

Stay tuned, I think things are going to get really interesting.

As always, If you guy's want a more detailed description, give me a shout, and I will be more than willing to help.

Hope you like the progress so far,



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10 responses

  1. Quite an endeavor, Marc, and looking good.

  2. Can't imagine what's going on 🙂

  3. Wow ! Your vacuum forming machine is getting a workout ... I have been collecting parts to build one. I may ask some questions about yours soon.

    This project separates the builders from the craftsmen. You sir have some special skills...Thanks for sharing this with us.


    • Yip, this is a big job, the detail work I have planned is going to be quite a challenge as well.
      Give me a shout if you need help with your Vac Machine.

  4. 🙂 … Greeting … 🙂 :
    I recall saying that I was going to follow this project , and here I am Marc … and enjoying what I see.
    Thank you for sharing these pictures as well as your skills.

  5. It almost wears me out to watch you work! Love it...

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