Mirage III C E 1/48?

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    What are the Hobby Boss and Italeri kits like?
    Hobby Boss' C is new tool, but Italeri's E, is the old Esci, re-worked, right?
     
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    I think you're right old chap. The Italeri kit looks reasonable from what I've seen, being one of the later ESCI releases as far as I know, and a cockpit set is available from Neomega, direct at around £13.
    The Hobby Boss kit looks excellent, and got very good reviews when first released, being the first of their 1/48th kits some years back.
    The Academy kit is very basic, with a cockpit designed to accept the crude pilot figure supplied, and a one piece canopy. It could, of course, be improved with a scratch-built cockpit (which is what I'll do with mine), or by adapting the above mentioned Neomega set. Externally, the surface detail is well done, but plain wheel wells and an open exhaust outlet. But then, it's only around £8 or £9.
    If I was to get another Mirage, it would be the Hobby Boss kit.
     
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    Much obliged young man! Thought that I'd get a III C/E to go with the F1, of course she'll be a 60's bird, in natural metal....
     
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    Yep, so will mine, although I'll probably have to make my own decals, as the set I wanted is still out of stock, and might be out of production. Fortunately, I have some spare French roundels, so only need to make the coloured fin 'arrow head' flashes and badges, and the fuselage numbers.
    I can post some pics of the Academy parts if it'll help old boy, but I'd suggest the Hobby Boss kit as a better option overall.
     
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    Was thinking Hobby Boss as well old boy....
    Which Squadron did you have in mind?
     
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    Can't remember the details without checking, but the one with the red arrow head tail flash, and the crest in the center, with outline numbers on the mid fuselage, and the red 'flashes' around the intakes. Saw one like this at RAF Acklington, back in the late 1960s, and I've got a profile somewhere. Haven't got any colour photos though .... (Oops! Nearly!)
     
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    Something similar to this one old chap?

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    That looks like the one old boy, although in my profile, I think the crest is a different colour, and I think the numbers are just behind the intakes, with the stylised 'Mirage IIIC' logo beneath the cockpit.
     
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    Quite right old boy, seen that as well....

    Fancy doing this one myself...

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    I think that's one of the options in the Hobby Boss kit, although a build article I have mentions an inaccuracy in the decals somewhere, from what I remember. If you want me to dig out the review, and the build article, let me know - I should have them somewhere relatively handy.
     
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    Italeri 2674 MIRAGE III E ARMEE DE L'AIR has 2 x 13's in it 13PG in NMF and 13 QH in cammo paint scheme Jan, so get 2 !!!!!!!
     
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    That's put the feline among the feathered things!
     
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    I believe that's the one old boy. Got a profile in a modelling magazine article, but nearly all photos I've found are the later, camouflage schemes. The annoying thing is, I had a number of pics, in B&W and colour, I took at air shows in the 1960s, but they were left at my Dad's place and, like everything else, where gone when the family cleared the house after his demise.
     
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    #15 Lucky13, Jan 13, 2015
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    What's the difference, can you turn a CT into a C?

    Would like to add one like this, to the 'collection'...

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    Not sure old chap, not really 'clued-up' on relatively modern jets, particularly French ones. I've got some info on them somewhere, but not sure where !
    I have a book on the way to me covering the Mirage III and 5 family, but not sure if the F.1 is included. If it is, I'll see what I can find for you.
     
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    Thanks awfully old chap, much obliged and all that rot, do have look are whatsit or something...
     
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    Oui, mon Capitane. Because we're ......................
     
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    #20 Wurger, Jan 13, 2015
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    The Mirage F1C (C - chasse - fighter) , total number of assembled - 162, 79 of them as Mirage F1C-200 with a probe for air fueling.

    The Mirage F1CT - tatical assault plane. A converted Mirage F1C-200 with improved avionics to the CR ( recce ) standard.

    - changing of the Cyrano IV radar with the newer Cyrano IVM-R.
    - upgrading of the guidance and navigation systems and adding of a laser rangefinder.
    - attaching of the Martin-Baker Mk 10 ejector seat.
    - attaching of the newer warning systems of the radar beam irradiation,
    - adding a decoy launcher for deploying chaff and infrared decoys.

    Mirage F1C 23/12-YB EC1/12 at the Cambresis airfield.

    Mirage F1C_12YB_1.jpg

    Mirage F1C_12YB_2.jpg


    Mirage F1C-200 ...

    Mirage F1C-200.jpg


    Mirage F1CR ...

    Mirage F1CR.jpg


    Mirage F1CT ...

    Mirage F1CT.jpg


    The image source: the Internet.
     
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