Atar 9C Exhaust
for 1/32 Revell Mirage IIIE/R
S u m m a r y
Stock Number and Description
Media and Contents:
resin pieces and large PE sheet
CHF 49.- / 35 Euros available from MC-ONE
be ordered by e-mail)
Beautifully produced resin parts and large PE
sheet. Will greatly improve the look of Atar exhaust on Revell
Mirage III model.
Will require skill with resin and PE work.
Reviewed by Sinuhe Hahn
HyperScale is proudly supported by
The “Matterhorn Circle:
www.matterhorncircle.ch.vu) ”, a group of semi-renegade Swiss IPMS
modelers is well known for their exhibitions at the Swiss nationals, as well
as their attendance at the IPMS(UK) meetings at Telford. Several of these
modelers have established an international reputation, such as such as
Nicholas “Nick the Ripper” Ponchini, who continues to amaze with his
abilities to strip models to their bare minimum, or Andrew White with his
collection of improbable prototypes, to Urs Bopp or Alberto Martinez with
their talents for things Japanese / Spanish.
Robert Schneider (MC-ONE :
www.mc-one.ch), is now setting out to make his mark on the modeling
landscape with the recent release of several resin and photo etch (PE)
items to enhance deficits in a number of kits, e.g., a PE set for the 1/72
Revell Su-27 and a set of resin intakes for the 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-128.
The set which immediately
grabbed my attention was that for the old, and thankfully re-released Revell
Mirage III in 1/32 scale. This kit has long been out of production, and was
starting to fetch “collectors” prices on EBay, when it was released in 2004
to commemorate the passing of the Mirage III from Swiss skies.
This kit, although from the great heyday of
Revell’s 1/32 releases in the 70’s is generally accurate in shape, and with
a little care and attention can be built into a show stopper. It cannot,
however, betray its vintage, as apart from the raised panel lines, it has a
spartan cockpit, wheel well bays and jet exhaust. Time to move it forward
into the 21st Century!
“Robi” has decided to address this last issue
first and has produced a very detailed resin & PE kit to rectify this
situation. This consists of 5 large resin blocks, which are impeccably cast
(typical Swiss finish) and a large PE sheet. A detailed 3 page instruction
sheet is included (which can be downloaded at
www.mc-one.ch), providing step by step instructions, and a view of the
real product on a Mirage IIIS. This is a real boon, especially when compared
to some of the “instructions” included in many after-market kits, and will
really enable the modeller in an exemplary manner to achieve a superb
Click the thumbnails below to view larger
In my short examination of an Atar 9C engine
exhibited at the Swiss Air Force Museum in Duebendorf, it appears that
MC-ONE has really captured the complex design of the exhaust system
The re-release of the Mirage III in 32 scale by
Revell has had modellers clamouring for a set of add-on detail items in
order to improve the look of this vintage kit. MC-ONE has taken the first
step by producing an excellent product to up-grade that large cavernous
“burner can”. The good news is that work is in-progress for a new detailed
cockpit and wheel well bays.
The only caveat is that with all that resin
weight, the rather flimsy gear will need to be replaced by a set of metal
ones – now can we encourage somebody to help us with that?
Thanks to my wife for
indulging me with the review sample!
A full price list of this and their other products is available on MC-ONE’s
http://www.mc-one.ch . Orders may be placed