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Mirage IV Scribing Set
1/48 scale for Heller




S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

SCR48001 Mirage IV Scribing Set

Scale: Not applicable
Price: 10 Euros available online from UpNorth website
Payment by PayPal
Contents and Media: Eight photo-etched pieces; instructions.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Thin enough to manipulate around curves; specifically designed for Mirage IV kit; additional photo-etched parts for the airframe; will be handy for additional scribing tasks.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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For those who have not come up against UpNorth products before, they are a small company based in Finland. They specialize in modelling accessories, resin sets and decals and tend to concentrate on French subjects. Their latest product is no exception.


SCR48001 is an eight piece scribing template set that is designed to be used on the Heller Mirage IV kit. Being an older offering, the kit has raised panel lines. This new product from UpNorth will address this point and assist you in re-scribing the panel line detail so that it becomes "engraved".

The templates have been formed in thin brass. They are thin enough to manipulate around the compound curves of the Heller kit yet thick enough to survive the exercise and be used again for other scribing tasks.

Incorporated within the set are five small pieces meant for the airframe and the canopy (the rear view mirrors).



The instruction sheet carry top and bottom plan views as well as left and right hand side profiles that show the panel detail that you need to scribe. These panels are numbered and these numbers correspond to the appropriate template on the brass sheet. The sheet also carries general advice on the scribing process.

Reasonably priced at around $21.00 odd Aussie dollars the set can be used for many scribing tasks apart from that which it was designed and I'm sure it that it will find a home in many tool boxes.


Thanks to Vincent from UpNorth the review samples

Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 02 December, 2005
Last updated 03 December, 2005

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