Mirage family in 1:200

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by cafe, May 24, 2011.

  1. cafe

    cafe Member

    Wow, that's an impressive collection of very detailed models!

    I'll see if I can take some family pics of the Mirage and Fishbed squadrons in their current form. :)
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you.
    I gave all but two of the fighters away about nine months ago. So now, I am rebuilding the entire squadron (as well as adding to it).
    I have a few more variants that i am currently working on (the only thing is, they are on the back burner for now. I have other projects that take priority).
    Once I have finished my new squadron, I will post photos.

    I am looking forward to seeing your squadron.
  3. cafe

    cafe Member

    I love doing variants! I really want to do a Cheetah C. Looking at the parts bin, I think I can already do a Cheetah E or D.

    Here are the family portraits


    Mirage squadron:
    - 3 Chaiwatkom Kfirs (1 converted to an F-21A)
    - 20 of my Mirage/Kfir family (including 3 Mirage/Nesher 2-seaters, 3 Mirage IIIC, 1 Mirage IIIE-Kfir hybrid, 1 Kfir C1, 1 Kfir 2-seater)
    - 1 Chaiwatkom Mirage F1
    - 3 Ojimak Mirage 2000
    - 4 Chaiwatkom Mirage 2000 (1 converted to a 2-seater)


    MiG-21-and-apparented squadron:
    - 1 Vladimir Ye-152-1 (from Zealot's download section)
    - 8 of my JJ-7/FT-7 (including a pakistani FT-7P with lengthened fuselage)
    - 5 of my MiG-21U/US/UM (including a british What-if version)
    - 2 Vladimir Ye-8 (from Zealot's download section)
    - 1 Fiddlersgreen MiG-21
    - 5 Paragon MiG-21 (including 2 repaints)
    - 1 Haseeb A Sheikh F-7PG (I screwed up the canopy but the original was too big)
    - 8 Rawen & Paran MiG-21 (2 originals, 3 repaints, 3 conversions to MiG-21I Analog, PF and FL)
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You have an AMAZING collection. I am IMPRESSED!!!
    That is a collection to be PROUD of.
  5. cafe

    cafe Member


    A new entry that is actually a bit old. This Mirage F1 (chaiwatkom's model with some edits) spent 2 years and a half in a drawer. It was already colored (markers) and ready to be built except...

    I only built it today and remade the canopy from scratch. The 1st one I designed wasn't satisfactory.

    No landing gear because... I find it quite complex.

    chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-01.JPG chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-02.JPG chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-03.JPG

    The old one.

  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You did a really good job on this plane. It looks GREAT!!!
  7. cafe

    cafe Member

    Thank you. If I had a landing gear for this, I would make some repaints. The MLG struts and the twin wheels have been scaring me ever since Chaiwat released the model.
  8. cafe

    cafe Member

    I've actually started doing a repaint...

  9. oldbot

    oldbot New Member

  10. ----zathros---

    ----zathros--- -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Cafe, I think soon you will have to start arms negotiations!! Nice job and I think your Kitbashing is excellent! :)
  11. cafe

    cafe Member

    But but but... it's paper! :mrgreen:

    I added a few parts : a completely remade IFR probe (compared to the old one), wingtip (flat) missiles and a fuel tank.

    chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-05.JPG chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-06.JPG chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-07.JPG chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-08.JPG
  12. ----zathros---

    ----zathros--- -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I would suggest getting some wire used for TIG welders. It is very strong and almost invisible. They would serve you better for mounting your aircraft. You have a great collection of some beautiful birds there!!
  13. cafe

    cafe Member

    Well, those stands were improvised almost 3 years ago for the first 2 FT-7 pending the design of their landing gear. :rolleyes:

    Is this better?

    chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-09.JPG chaiwatkom-MirageF1-2-10.JPG
  14. ----zathros---

    ----zathros--- -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Wow, I do like these stands, even better than wire! They looks like what real jets are mounted on a various museums and military bases. Very cool!
  15. cafe

    cafe Member

    That was the intention!:mrgreen: I feel the base is a bit too long though. Should shorten it by a centimeter.
  16. ----zathros---

    ----zathros--- -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Put a cement/concrete texture on there and you would have a great stand that many would like to use.It would be really nice to have that in our Downloads Section. :)
  17. cafe

    cafe Member

    I actually chose marble. :mrgreen: The metal plaque isn't properly centered though.

  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I have to agree with Zathros. Those stands look GREAT!!!

    Are you thinking about making them for other types of planes as well (i.e. F-4. F-14, F-15, and so on)?
  19. cafe

    cafe Member

    The stands are made for single-engined jets and specifically the Mirage F1 as I'm, at this stage, not planning to do a landing gear. There's a tube that goes inside the exhaust. I would need to make 2 of them for twin engined jets.

    OK, just tested with a Phantom, It would also need to increase the angle of those tubes.

    Eastern's models come with a stand, F15 included.
  20. ----zathros---

    ----zathros--- -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    The Marble looks excellent! I guess you could make concrete ones for the ex-Soviet era craft. :)

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