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 the 2nd last post. The build is completed, under wing stores and drop tank have been installed.
Just waiting for the custom decals to arrive and put on and then I can truly say that this mammoth built is complete.
This has b[...]
Its time for an update again, the finish line is in site.
Been busy doing a lot of the small jobs to get the build over the finish line, Vac Formed the canopy, scratch built the drop tank etc etc,
I will let the pictures do all the[...]
Well after this week end, its time for another post, I have installed the weapon pylons, air brakes, intake covers and avionics bay cover as well as vac form the main canopy. I still need to finish the rudder and ailerons. I am nearing the finis[...]
Its time to do another post, The build seems to be picking up some momentum now, so lets have a look at what I have done since the last post.
I made up the weapons pylons, and center pylon and added the drop tank, The pylons were all scratch bu[...]
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[...]