Mirage F1 AZ 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build. Part 9
Well, its time for another update,
I spent 2 weekends getting the undercarriage built, doesn't sound difficult, but this has been the most challenging part of the build, the undercarriage on the F1 has always been the focal point of the aircraft, with the complex way it retracts into the fuselage, and this will be what people will look at first when they see the completed model, so, I had to get it to look right, but I will let you all be the judge of that.
So, the majority of the material was aluminum tubing, and brass tubing, cut and glued together, with Tamiya masking tape used to simulate the clamps for the hydraulic lines and electrical wiring.
The last picture is a dry test fit of the main landing gear to the fuselage.
Hope you like the progress so far,
I have also started a web site to do commission builds for collectors, have a look and tell me what you think. http://www.barrismodels.co.za
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.