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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Mirage IV


58 | 7. December 2020, 19:08
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7. December 2020, 19:46
Maciej Bellos
Ooooh, a IV! This will be great!
7. December 2020, 22:32
Roland Sachsenhofer
Feel very welcome Maciej!
8. December 2020, 07:06
8. December 2020, 12:41
8. December 2020, 12:46
Raphael Bernecole
Great ! I will follow with carefully, i have this box in my stash 🙂
10. December 2020, 11:27
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Raphael! Weekend will be celebrated with some new pictures 🙂
11. December 2020, 11:13
Roland Sachsenhofer
Not the easiest kit, but rewarding!
27. December 2020, 17:50
Łukasz Gliński
Cockpit looks grand, but that exhaust... 🙁
27. December 2020, 20:24
Maciej Bellos
Oh man, that rear section is, well, a dealbraker to put it mildly... 🙁
27. December 2020, 22:12
Juergen Klinglhuber
Nice progress - looking forward to see the finished IV 👍
28. December 2020, 12:18
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for Your comments, Lukasz, Maciej and Jürgen! The whole beautiful Mirage IV is a horror at the moment, but as they say in German: "viel Feind, viel Ehr" (much enemy, much honour) 🙂
28. December 2020, 12:30
Roland Sachsenhofer
I am working my way from the stern to the bow with the filling, sanding and re-engraving; at the moment I have arrived behind the air intakes.

A question for the knowledgeable community: I would appreciate any information on what is hidden behind the transparent flat dome on the underside. The instructions suggest painting it in "radome colour". Do you have any idea what was behind it?
2. January, 11:51
Bernd Korte
I see that all the filling and sanding paid off! Very nice!
9. January, 19:00
Łukasz Gliński
Hope my Schwalbe will look that good after sanding😉
9. January, 19:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you, quite motivating!
9. January, 19:35
Nice IVA Roland! love the colours on it. Under that flat dome was the ground radar IIRC and it was unpainted generally
9. January, 19:43
Roland Sachsenhofer
Augie, that is informative- and motivating!
9. January, 20:07
Roland Sachsenhofer
The masks have fallen.... and you always find something to fix! The half-macro shots are deadly 🙂
I would like to have the decals applied by the day after tomorrow.
10. January, 16:57
10. January, 17:10
Roland Sachsenhofer
Feel welcome!
10. January, 17:17
10. January, 18:52
Lovin it
10. January, 23:31
Bart Goesaert
Great looking NMF. No visible scratches or defaults after the extensive sanding/scribing (something I still don't master....)
11. January, 03:17
Raphael Bernecole
Great paint job: the metallic finish is perfect😉
11. January, 06:49
Slavo Hazucha
Great looking NMF, in your best tradition! 👍
11. January, 08:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
What a joy your comments are! Many thanks to all of you
11. January, 19:23
Maciej Bellos
Oh, the metalwork is exquisite!
11. January, 20:00
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Maciej!
12. January, 07:47
Roland Sachsenhofer
On the landing gear, I tried a little detailing.
14. January, 10:18
Juergen Klinglhuber
Your "try" turned out good ;)
14. January, 11:05
Impressive wiring on that landing gear. What kind of wire did you use?
14. January, 14:04
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you both, mates! The wiring is simple copper wire. I would like to add a few colour accents.
Finally, the Mirage IV turns into the home stretch.
14. January, 18:31
Wow... That metallized and landing gear looks great!
14. January, 18:47
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mate! Quite motivating!
15. January, 07:43
Hanno Kleinecke
Sehr schönes „Metall" !
15. January, 13:57
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much Hanno!

My first project of the new year is finished! Considering the fact that the Mirage IV from A&A initially offered plenty of need for sanding, I am quite satisfied with the result. All sensors and also the rear view mirrors in the front cockpit were improvised from the spare parts box; the rest was finally a joy to assemble!
Many thanks for your interest and the motivating, interesting comments, I hope you like the final pictures!
16. January, 19:06
Roland Sachsenhofer
....and thank you for all your vivid "liking" as well of course! 🙂
16. January, 19:08
Bernd Korte
Very nice! I like it a lot!
16. January, 19:46
Łukasz Gliński
Even though I prefer green-grey ones, your sanding qualifications are highly impressive😉
The mirrors are a very nice detail indeed 👍
16. January, 19:57
Juergen Klinglhuber
Echt super geworden!
16. January, 20:22
Maciej Bellos
While she isn't a colourful one, with very few decals, she looks mightily impressive. Well done Roland! How big is she?
16. January, 21:14
Daniel Klink
Pure eye Candy Roland 👍
16. January, 21:16
Fantastic model! I love it!
What do you think of this brand (A&A)? I was looking at 'Helwan HA-300' model and would love to hear your experience with this maker.
16. January, 23:14
Dieter Bihlmaier
Great work Roland! (as always)
16. January, 23:27
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all for the positive feedback and encouragement! It really makes me happy!
Maciej, the Mirage IV also makes an impression as a model: I measured 31 centimetres overall length.

Cortex, this is now my third A&A kit, though I have also completed several Modelsvit models that offer quite comparable quality.
A&A is a little less lush compared to Modelsvit. For example, it lacks the masking-off masks that always seem to be included with Modelsvit.
As for the accuracy of fit, up until the Mirage IV I would have said: excellent! When building the Mirage IV, however, there was a lot of sanding and correcting to be done, but I consider that to be "the exception that confirms the rule" of excellent accuracy of fit. The parts structure at A&A shows that there are modellers here with practice and the knowledge of what does good. I find the layout quite comfortable and sensible.
The surface textures play in the upper league and are a joy to look at.
Some parts seem a bit blurred and out of focus now and then. This refers mainly to small details like antennas or the inside of landing gear bays. Here it is necessary to do some detailing or "scratching"; but it is all not so bad and can be done with a little commitment. The construction of the Helwan Ha-300 you mentioned was problem-free and went quite quickly - I hope you enjoy building this well-designed model!
17. January, 08:56
Alex Rodionov
17. January, 09:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Alex!
17. January, 09:37
Fantastic result, Roland. Very nice painting job.
Do you have any pic from the down part of model? I would like to know how you solved the problem for the color of the transparent flat dome. Thanks!
17. January, 10:22
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your positive feedback! I have added images 29 and 30 to show the underside/radome. If you want, I can add more pictures - just let me know!
17. January, 10:35
Thanks, Roland. Don't worry...
I thought that there were masking tape. So I suppose that really is... yellow color?
17. January, 18:42
Roland, I can see how is:

Sorry and thanks again.
17. January, 18:45
Slavo Hazucha
Roland I was a fan of your NMF's already cca. from the Tunnans, and there is nothing better for a fan than to see his team improve😉 👍

I think this may be the best yet, the tonal variety and the degree of polish & co, even better then the Hustler!

Big deltas seem to suit you, you got it looking top in scale & with the right "feeling of it's era" in the entire presentation!
17. January, 18:46
Thank you Roland for the great review, I will go ahead and try one model from them they seem fun!
18. January, 06:48
Łukasz Gliński
@Slavo: "Polish & Co" you say? Maybe I should get one in such case?😉
18. January, 08:30
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello! Your feedback on the Mirage IV is really wonderful and definitely extremely motivating! Thank you indeed mates! Slavo, I am proud that you follow my model building attempts! I particularly like the "feeling of it's era".
If this building report was an encouragement to pick up an A&A kit, then I'm glad.
18. January, 16:56
Bart Goesaert
I can only concur with the others... fantastic result...
18. January, 18:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thanks Bart! I am very pleased
18. January, 19:42
I like it, Fluid, racy, the most beautiful delta ever built
18. January, 20:22
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your comment I agree!
19. January, 08:03
Erik Leijdens
fantastic build Roland! Albeit all the sanding you did manage to get a nice NMF surface to it. Great work 👍
19. January, 08:06
Roland Sachsenhofer
Wow! Thank you for your words Erik!
19. January, 08:37
Oliver Zwiener
Klasse Ding , aber ich würde mich über ein Foto von der Unterseite freuen, um auch noch ein Blick auf die Bewaffnung zu haben ;)
19. January, 19:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
Danke Oliver! Ich zeige gerne noch ein paar Fotos der Unterseite, die ist in der bisherigen Bilderstrecke ohnehin unterrepräsentiert.
Thanks Oliver! I'll be happy to show a few more photos of the underside, which is underrepresented in the previous photo series anyway.
20. January, 06:49
Oliver Zwiener
Lieben Dank Roland , die letzten drei Fotos kamen dann ja wohl mit Mach 2,2 ;)
20. January, 18:35
Roland Sachsenhofer
Woooosh! 🙂
You're welcome!
21. January, 07:46


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