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Author Topic: Falklands war build- Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe update 28/2  (Read 394 times)

Offline bluewillow

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Blaming Dougie for this one!

Wet and cold today so no gardening this morning, not inspired to paint really as I am slogging my way through a big Cuirassier commission. At lunch I decided to go upstairs and pick up a few kits and spied a old Dassault Mirage IIIe Frog kit, so bought it back down, opened the box and away I went!





Should get it together easily this afternoon including  the pilot and cockpit completed!

Now I need to find some suitable decals for the Argentine Mirage IIIe for the Falklands.

Cheers
Matt
« Last Edit: February 28, 2021, 09:51:51 AM by bluewillow »
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Offline Iain R

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Re: Falklands war build part 1 Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 09:44:28 PM »
Nice! Looking forward to seeing it finished!
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Re: Falklands war build part 1 Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 08:01:26 AM »
So am I warming up so airbrush is coming out of hiding

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Matt

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Re: Falklands war build part 1 Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 02:59:18 PM »
Went together very easy, pilot painted, off to the paint workshop tomorrow I think, hopefully completed painting Sunday.





Cheers
Matt
« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 03:01:36 PM by bluewillow »

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Re: Falklands war build- Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe update 28/2
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 09:52:37 AM »
out of the paint workshop, colours etc and story on my blog

https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/02/argentine-dassault-mirage-iiiea-build.html





cheers
Matt
« Last Edit: February 28, 2021, 10:07:14 AM by bluewillow »

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Falklands war build- Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe update 28/2
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2021, 02:12:04 PM »
You have made that old Airfix kit really fantastic.

I was very happy to see this!

As I have made a small start at doing a 1/72 Falklands project. Do show and tell more...

I am also still looking at what rules to use so suggestions welcome.

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Re: Falklands war build- Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe update 28/2
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2021, 05:54:42 AM »
You have made that old Airfix kit really fantastic.

I was very happy to see this!

As I have made a small start at doing a 1/72 Falklands project. Do show and tell more...

I am also still looking at what rules to use so suggestions welcome.

Thank you, the hardest to get was decals for the gruppo and the 8th squadron.

I am using for rules Able Archer which is based on rapid fire, but I do want to try the new Northtag rules coming out.

For miniatures I am using a few different brands Elheim, and RF models a mix of resin and plastics for vehicles for the Brits. For my argentines a mix of Elheim and RF models, resin and plastics too.
I hope to start painting Infantry next month and will update here as I go or on my modern/ww2 blog.

Cheers
Matt

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Re: Falklands war build- Argentinian Dassault Mirage IIIe update 28/2
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2021, 09:16:12 PM »
Look forward to seeing that. I will have a look at the Northtag Rules. I like the sound of them as they are similar evidently to the excellent WWII Battlegroup rules.

 

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