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Thanks Neuling and also James - Ha! Ha! Yes I too can recall (the kit) but was left wanting it in my youth
Thanks Petr Kokeš!
Beau rendu bravo
Merci beaucoup! 🙂
May 17, 2021
You are really kind giving those ancient kits a chance 😄
Hi Alexander, thanks very much for your comment - appreciated indeed Yes. They never seem to fit that well and of course the decals are usually close to unusable - but the end result (I hope!) is a decent enough version!
May 16, 2021
The red over silver looks great 👍
Cheers James C 👍 appreciate your feedback
Awesome shading and painting, Neil! I love the colours 👍
Very kind of you Sergej I to comment 👍
May 12, 2021
Neil, that split through the center of the flaps
looks just like the one on the RevelloMonogram
kit. I kid you not. I wonder if they panogramed
that kit. The cockpit, I've never seen, but wouldn't
surprise me if it is a copy of the ESCI kit.
I believe they had some sort of affiliation with HobbyCraft
if, I'm recalling my history right.
You did a bang up job wrestling it this far.
Looks to be the worst over.
Hi Peppy! 🙂 Hope you are well. Thanks ever so for taking timeout to comment and offer your advice and knowledge. I must admit this is another kit I bought on a whim, just because it was cheap! I knew nothing about the manufacturer... I have discovered that it is made of just awful plastic - very malleable. Nothing fits, there are gaps everywhere, bits break, flash on everything, sink holes, the decals are a joke and unstable, etc and I'm not that skilled either... I won't say I came close to giving up, but almost... I have now completed it and got it to be my usual excuse of 'some sort' of representation of an A-10! - My son loved all the armaments, so that was good 👍 Proper album to follow... Thanks again 🙂
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I need to build a flogger, what's the kit like ?
Hi Arif, thanks for the like 😊 not wanting to sound sycophantic, but looking at your previous builds, I'd suggest for you no problem at all. It's a pretty straightforward kit.
I'm still on a learning curve using cheap kits I've sourced from car boots and EB whilst attempting to relive my youth! I'd say kit went together pretty easy, just my usual mucking up of air intakes etc...
I think they're quite decent vintage kits the Hobbycraft ones obvs raised panel lines etc...
Thanks for asking my opinion. 👍
Thanks Rich K👍
Thanks a lot mate 👍
April 2, 2021
Nice work on the Voodoo. Great paint and weathering.
Thanks everso Gary 👍 I'm a bit heavy handed on the weathering I know and of course the colour/decals are wrong! But I learnt a lot on this build in terms of metallic effects and such. Appreciate your kind feedback 😊 well chuffed!
Just voodoo baby 👍
Another stunner Neil, keep em coming mate !
Wow! Thanks gorbygould and Arif - very kind. Chuffed! Puffs out chest
Thanks Villiers and Francky 👍
Thanks Vytautas, most kind 👍
Thanks Eelco 👍
April 1, 2021
Thumps up for the pictures and the work done! ... and welcome back to the hobby!
Thanks very much
Thanks very much Mirko Römer 👍
Nice Job on the 25. And it has a sharks mouth. Top Work.
Thanks Gary! Yeah I 'cheated' and stuck a sharks mouth from a Soviet version onto a Ukrainian decalled kit! My boy said why aren't you using the teeth!?... So that was it decision made... Ha! Ha! 👍
looking good 🙂
nice that Minicraft put a bit more effort on the 1/48 than they did in the 1/144, it did not even had something you could call a cockpit 😄
Thank you very much for your encouraging remarks - much appreciated. Yes, I agree, not the best but gives (sort of!) an impression of the cockpit. I have actually finished the kit - must get some updated imagery on there.
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Thanks Villiers de Vos and WhiteGlint
Villiers de Vos and Peppy
March 27, 2021
Nice looking A4👍
Thanks James - bit heavy on the weathering (those pesky raised panel lines) and I fogged the canopy - but hey, every build is a learning exercise... I've bought the kit again and have the Blue Angels vintage kit also so will be giving them a crack too at some stage
I had a pair of them which I sold off after receiving a pair of more recent Hobby Boss kits. I regret it now, as the Italeri kits included both the angled and straight refueling probes if I recall correctly. My intention is to do a pair of RNZAF machines which require the angled probes... which the newer kits don't include.
Hi James, yes you're correct the kit did contain both probe options. Will deffo keep a look out for when you post progress on your build of the Hobby Boss kits 👍
Advance Disclaimer: This is honestly the worst (plastic) fitting kit I've ever bought and built to date - so don't expect much!
Always love to see a Mirage F.1 built up. Well done Neil.
Thanks Nathan 👍 appreciate your feedback. Actually have this same kit again. This one without damage either, so hopefully my build will be better on v2! 😉
Fantastic, it remembered me when I was in the army and the Mirage F1 was the aircraft in the air-base.
Thanks Stéphane Jayet 😊 The entire Mirage family/variants are just beautiful looking aircraft, that wing shape 👍
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