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 progress report on the SAAF Mirage F1 AZ, I hope all of you are being entertained by this build, and are enjoying the progress pics. I was thinking on posting pictures of me throwing a tantrum from pure frustration, bu[...]
Its time for another progress report for you die hard followers of this build, Firstly I just want to thank all of you for the kind comments that you have given me so far during this build, you have no idea how much you all have motivated me.
Here we go again,
I was sitting at my work bench un-motivated and lacking any inspiration what so ever, started paging through some reference material, and decided to do some camouflage on the upper surface of the model, well, it didn't stop the[...]
Here we go again, some more progress reports for you interested guys out there,
Started with the spoilers and added the flaps to the F1 one of the spoilers will be open to show some detail, did a lot more scribing and riveting and will be ready[...]
Well its time for another up date on the F1 project for all you die hard followers out there, it has made for some interesting progress the last few days, here is a basic outline of what I have done, as you all know, I'm sure, everything is scra[...]
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[...]