Fw190F-8 painting started.

With the canopy in place I could start doing preshade lines after adding a little RLM66 on top of the frame.

Preshade lines painted.
Preshade lines painted

I noticed that I missed a few spots, but got that sorted when I touched up the black on the Mirage cockpit.

Mirage IIIE – build start.

Finally I’ve actually got something done! I’ve started assembling the parts for the cockpit and then I’ve painted it all black.

Cockpit assembly and test fit.
Cockpit assembly and test fit.
Cockpit painted black
Cockpit painted black

Not much additional painting needed. The seat cushions will be khaki and the I’ll pick out some details and dry brush the entire cockpit. I just realised that I forgot to paint the inside of the fuselage black.

Mirage IIIE Argentine AF – Kinetic 1/48 – introduction

This will be the first Kinetic kit I’ll build. So far I’ve only looked through the parts and the instructions to see what I have to work with and to check which colours I need.
Here’s some pics of the contents.

Mirage III boxart
Mirage III boxart
Instructions, front page
Instructions, front page.
Sprue-bag 1
Sprue-bag 1
Bag 2
Bag 2
Decals
Decals

My first impressions with this kit is that the instructions are very sparse when it comes to detail painting instructions, so you better have to prepare and do research on what colours to use in the cockpit and other details.
2nd the panel lines is a bit on the thick side. Pretty much like some of the Airfix kits. How fit is and how it is to build, is something I’ll experience, once I get started.