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Marc Barris
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Mirage F1 AZ 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build. Part 5

July 15, 2019 · in Aviation · · 8 Comments

Here is a update for all of you that are following the progress of this build, I had a hard time getting the correct shape of the nose section, and this involved quite a bit of sanding to get it to where I was satisfied with the out come, here is how I progressed,

After sanding the nose, I split it into two halves,
I then cut out the cockpit floor and the side panels and glued them into position.
I started to cut out and drill the instrument panel and cut out a backing panel with the gauges.
I used Aero Scale bezels for the instruments, ( the only non scratch built components)
Did all the piping and instrument boxes behind the seat.
I then laminated some balsa wood and sanded to the shape of the nose cone which I will vacuum form next.

Hope you are enjoying the build so far, needless to say this is by far the most intense build I have done to date.



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8 responses

  1. Marc,

    It looks like you are making good progress. The cockpit looks terrific. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.



  2. Great-lookin' 'pit, it !

  3. Fab work Marc, keep us posted!

  4. Lovin' it Marc - keep the updates coming...!

  5. Great craftsmanship at work here, nice!

  6. Thanks for all the comments Guy's, yes indeed, this is turning into a labour of love, lots of work still to do, but I am really enjoying this project, beats a kit any day.

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