This hobby that we indulge in is just amazing, we build, in scale, replicas of the original, look at references and pictures and read the History to create the model as accurately as we can, we even try to tell a story in diorama’s. How many late nights, long hours we dedicate in the pursuit of the elusive “perfect model”.
I am a 52 year old Project Manager that loves Flying and Aircraft, I have a wonderful Wife and Daughter, and this Hobby, I am Blessed. I build Aircraft in 1/32 scale and I have built a few aircraft in 1/24 scale, from WW2 to the Vietnam era. I am also very much into scratch building 1/32 scale civil and military aircraft not found in kit form.
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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 aircraf[...]
Yes, its time for another progress report on the F1, After joining the wings and sanding to get the fuselage smooth, I started to scribe the elevators and the vertical stabilizer, then I added rivets.
I then had the urge to paint the elevators [...]
Another update for all you die hard modelers out there,
Man, this is really turning into a labour of love, and hate.
I managed to finish the intakes, this was not as bad as I thought it would be, and I managed to get the fit ok, did a little [...]
Another update from the modeller suffering from '' Dissonance Disorder'', We had a public holiday in South Africa last Friday, and I took the liberty of doing some work on my Mirage F1,
I built up the air brakes, they were made up of 15 parts p[...]
Time for some more progress pictures on the F1,
The first nose section of the fuselage I molded, and did all the interior work on had to be scrapped, yip, I managed to get the shape wrong, and when I started to test fit I could see that the fus[...]
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 i[...]
Hey Guy's, Firstly let me apologize for not posting in a while, been busy with day to day life issues, namely work, work and work, and if that was not enough, my Mom passed away as well. So, I had a trying last couple of weeks.
I did manage to [...]
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, the[...]
Glued in the Balsa wood between the fuselage ribs, and started sanding the to get the shape, to make the molds for vac forming.
This project is much bigger than anticipated and the amount of detail that I want to add is going to be mind boggling[...]
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 goi[...]