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Old 07-23-2022, 01:28 PM
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Rebuilding the Mirage 2000 C in 1/48 scale (rescale for 1/100 SnP)

After a failed attempt to build the 1/100 SnP version of the Mirage 2000 C, I decided to restart it with a rescale to 1/48, taking into account the good tips you all gave me.
I'll post my progress here.
Here are the first 5 section I assembled (the fuselage front and back).
Behind you can see the missed 1/100 model...
I really hope I will manage to get a decent build this time.
I'm taking all feedback on how I could improve it.
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Old 07-23-2022, 02:54 PM
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As I presume there aren't any internal formers supplied, it might be a good idea to strengthen the centre fuselage with some rolls of paper coiled inside the glue tabs at joins - you are going to be handling the model as you assemble the sections and it should help stop it getting deformed whilst you push sections together.
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Old 07-23-2022, 04:09 PM
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Small steps Siwi. Small steps. He will get to it at his own pace. Patience is the second name of this hobby.

Trying too many new-to-me tricks at the same time did lead to few major disasters with my models.
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Old 07-24-2022, 04:09 AM
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Almost done with the fuselage. Front and back are still separate.
The intakes section is not yet glued to the front. Despite all the pictures I got, I'm still trying to find the right way to properly insert the cone and its support.
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Old 07-24-2022, 07:12 AM
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For cross sections check here

It is not for Mirage 2000 but still you can get Idea
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Old 07-25-2022, 02:49 PM
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adding intakes, merging the fuselage parts and adding the canopy
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Old 07-25-2022, 04:18 PM
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You are getting there. Good for you. Carry on.
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Old 07-25-2022, 04:32 PM
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Looking good so far!
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Old 07-26-2022, 02:40 PM
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Thanks all the nice words!
I realize it's still far from the quality of the models you build and show in your own threads, but my goal is to learn from all of you.
Here's the next steps:
- added the black "cap" at the end of the fuselage
- built the wings (*) and the vertical stabilizer

(*) I had to reprint their bottom because in my rescaling they were overlapping the margins that my printer decided not to print...
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Old 07-27-2022, 12:51 PM
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and now I attached the wings and vertical stabilizer to the fuselage
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