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Old 06-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #51
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Can't wait for it to be released . Love to make a flying dogfight diorama with a corgi sea harrier its mortal enemy
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No pictures yet????
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An avatar with Dan Cooper? I wasn't expecting that!!!!
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Pre Production Photos are now available.

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Beautiful!!!! Thanks Dan!!! But i guess that Argentina didn't use sidewinders during the war, only the Royal AF
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Those intakes are still an abomination.
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Those intakes are still an abomination.

If you want to improve the tooling - the best way is to make a polite comment to Falcon directly. They are aware of the issue and the more collectors that make suggestions - the better chance things will be improved.

Please send your comments to: [email protected]


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Old 07-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #59
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Thanks for the pictures. It looks like the tail surface is too short/narrow. Comments?

By the way, yes, the AAF didn't use Sidewinders during the war.

Misiles in use were:

Dagger (Nesher) and A-4C: Shafrir
M-IIIEA: Matra Magic R-550 and Matra R-530.

Sidewinder AIM-9B were used by the A-4Q from the Navy.

Falcon aknowledeged the fact about the missiles not being correct, but apparently the tooling was too far down the pipe to be modified. The F-1 though will have, according to them, the proper R-550.

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The F-1 though will have, according to them, the proper R-550.
F-1? Did you say F-1? You're not joking, right?

Did not see that coming... Has Falcon announced an F-1 tooling?

You made my day!!!! what more news do you have about the f-1?



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If we are talking about the same F 1, yes, is on another thread by AC Pilot, Falcon Models 726001 Mirage F.1C E.C 1/12 Cambrai, "19th Tiger Meet" 1979.

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Hi guys, I have just received the Falklands Mirage III EA and the Australian one.
What a dissapointment with the Argentinian one! They got the wrong tail section!
It came with a Mirage III C tail section, while the tail plane has the same shape, it should have been displaced at least 1 cm towards the rear end, as I try to show in the pic. I want to cry! You also can see how it should have look by checking the various profiles and picture in the tread!

I am kicking myself for not paying enough attention to the prepro pictures, but then, even back there I think it was too late. When I suggested puting Matra Magic missiles they answered it was too late, so if it was too late for a missile, it was too late for the whole tail section (maybe).
I hope they never try to make a Dagger after this....

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Ao what's gone wrong here then? This is a really odd mistake to make if you ask me.
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How they could ruined this pretty nice model... too bad...
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Hi guys, I have just received the Falklands Mirage III EA and the Australian one.
What a dissapointment with the Argentinian one! They got the wrong tail section!
It came with a Mirage III C tail section, while the tail plane has the same shape, it should have been displaced at least 1 cm towards the rear end, as I try to show in the pic. I want to cry! You also can see how it should have look by checking the various profiles and picture in the tread!

I am kicking myself for not paying enough attention to the prepro pictures, but then, even back there I think it was too late. When I suggested puting Matra Magic missiles they answered it was too late, so if it was too late for a missile, it was too late for the whole tail section (maybe).
I hope they never try to make a Dagger after this....

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I was hoping that this was just an isolated error.

Unfortunately the Flying Mule has pictures on their website and it shows the same problem.

I have let Falcon Models know about the problem so it won't be repeated.

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I was hoping that this was just an isolated error.

Unfortunately the Flying Mule has pictures on their website and it shows the same problem.

I have let Falcon Models know about the problem so it won't be repeated.

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They should fix it and re release this model, I have been waiting for this model for long and see what a bad model they did...
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Even if they release it with the correct tail section, the intakes still ruin it for me. I would buy it for ~$25 and try to fix the intakes myself, but there's no way I'd pay $55 for such low quality.

Here's more pics at The Flying Mule: Falcon Models FA725006 - Mirage III Diecast Model, Fuerza Aerea Argentina Sqn VIII, I-017: The Flying Mule

The HM Mirage 2000's are still available under $40.
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I hope see a re-release soon with the correct tail, missiles and the new intakes
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I'd thoroughly recommend considering a copy of "Wings of the Malvinas", by Santiago Rivas, Hikoki Publications. It attempts to cover every flight by each of the Argentine units involved, and has some great photos. In the VIII Brigade section, there are pics showing I-014 (page 208), I-005 (page 209), 2x Mirage IIIEA (page 210, but can't see the codes), I-016 (page 212), Mirage IIIEA (the famous take off photo with an R530 and two Peruvian drop tanks), all with dark brown sections. (The one in the photo on page 210 is most annoying - it shows the wing panels start at the tank pylon, and extend only half way to the wingtip - another error on my model ). The book also contains the I-002 photo (page 212). this does raise the question of when did the FAA acquire the Peruvian tanks, did they arrive with the Mirage V's or before, as this may date one of the photos?
Perhaps the simple answer is to release the model with the dark brown patches as there's plenty of evidence to base that on, but as per your question, is this something people would want?
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Hi James, thank you, I have got the book, it is truly amazing, with a number of pictures I haven't seen before. Justto keep with the trend, when back in Argentina in August, I got original editions of two books written by Capitain ( later Commodore) Pablo Carballo, with first hand accounts by the pilots that flew combat missions, with a number of great pictures: Dios y Los Halcones ( God and the Falcons), the title referring to the symbol of the V brigade, that flew A-4B during the war ( Hobby Master A-4), and Falcons over Malvinas. They were later condensed in a single book, Falcons from Malvinas ( Halcones de Malvinas) that benefit form the indsight that times provides, and relates every history with the true target and the results of that mission. Not as great pictures as the original books thought.
I also bought Exocet, the history of Naval Aviation during the war, many interesting pictures of Super Etendard and A-4Q ( new Hobby Master release), plus Sea Kings, Neptunes, Trackers, Aermachi, etc...
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Hey Dan! there is a chance to see a new version of this plane done in the correct mould?
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I was going to order this one, but when I found out about the mistake I was dissapointed, I would have probably never notice that mistake..... I felt like Jack Black in the movie "Shallow Hal" ....I had the prettiest girlfriend (airplane) and you took away from me
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