Italeri 1/32 Mirage IIIC 2/10 "Seine"
By Alain Personeni
Well, if I say this is not an easy kit to build...trust me...a lot of fitting issues, I won't make the list, the surface state is "grainy" at some places, not easy to get a nice natural metal finish, you have to rub, and rub again to get it smooth. Some engraving lines are soft, some details are not accurate for the C version, but rather for the E version...etc...
But, there are positive points: this is the only opportunity to built a decent Mirage, with a bit of work, it's really worth it. I am finally happy with the final result. Paint ref are Tamiya XF 18 with a drop of white and various shades of Alclad Aluminium. The squadron badge on the the vertical fin is "hand made", no decal available.
If interested, you can find a quick review of "enhancements" done here and there in my build thread.
© Alain Personeni 2016
This article was published on Wednesday, December 21 2016; Last modified on Wednesday, December 21 2016