Esci 1/48 Mirage IIIO
By Anthony Pappadis
Pappadis presents his completed Esci
1/48 Mirage IIIO. You can view the original construction
feature here .
Anthony takes up the story:
Here are some pics of
the same Esci Mirage kit nearly completed.
I still need to add the
DEFA cannon barrels and the MATRA R530 missile. The auxiliary intake
doors are positioned open to depict the aircraft in an engine running
I have also added the
drain tubes to the wing inboard area as well as a number of small air
scoops and probes to the lower fuselage. The antenna on the lower fuselage
was also added as it was not included , whilst the upper mid fuselage
antenna was replaced at the same time from plastic card.
The cannon diffuser baffles
were added using discs punched out with a punch and die set and cut
in half (very tedious)