PAUL 'CHANGA' MASON MEMORIAL PAGE


Paul Mason 1965 - 2006


by Andrew Doppel and others

 

Introduction

Paul ‘Changa’ Mason (Above) was an Aircraft Life Support Fitter in the Royal Australian Air Force. He was a very passionate admirer of the Mirage in Australian Air Force service which led to him and his best mate whom we all know and respect for his aircraft knowledge - Darren ‘Motty’ Mottram to write and publish one of the most popular and in-depth books on the Dassault Mirage IIIO/D in Australian Colours and Markings.

Many of us had either met or had communicated with ‘Changa’ about Mirage specifics which he would reply to with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, it was with deep regret that on 22 April 2006, not long after the release of his and Darren’s book that ‘Changa’ passed away playing rugby league - another of his passions.

On the first anniversary of Paul’s passing a memorial was suggested on the Aussie Modeller International website. Given Paul’s admiration for the Mirage I suggested to Graham and David that as a mark of respect to Paul’s love of the Mirage that Mirage-a-thon be conducted as a tribute to Paul. This tribute was given its blessing and approval by Darren Mottram who will be monitoring the submissions.

Australian Mirages

A3-1

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Model by

1/48 Hobby Boss Mirage IIIO(F), ARDU 1964

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-2

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO A3-2

Steven Kreusser

1/48 Hobby Boss Mirage IIIO(F), ARDU

Bruce Anders

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F) A3-2, ARDU

Matt Woods

1/48 Italeri RAAF ARDUMirage IIIO

Andrew Doppel

High Planes Models 1/72 Dassault Mirage IIIO, A3-2 ARDU, RAAF Edinburgh SA

Antoney Wilkinson

High Planes 1/72 Mirage III(F) ARDU RAAF Edinburgh

Antoney Wilkinson

 

A3-3

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 76 SQN, Williamstown

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-6

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Model by

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO(F) A3-6, 75 SQN RAAF, Darwin

Karl Wilson

 

 

A3-7

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 76 SQN, Williamstown

David Soderstrom

Heller 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F) A3-7

David Soderstrom

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), A3-7, 76 SQN, Williamstown

Dave Freeman

High Planes Models 1/72 Mirage IIIO, 2OCU Williamtown NSW

Antoney Wilkinson

 

A3-8

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 2 OCU, Williamstown

Dave Freeman

 

 

A3-9

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 76 SQN, Williamstown

Matt Wood

 

 

A3-10

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 3 SQN Butterworth Malaysia

Andrew Doppel

1/32 Italeri Mirage IIIO, A3-10 3 SQN RAAF

Andrew Doppel

High Planes Models 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F), 3 SQN, RAAF Butterworth, Circa 1980's

Antoney Wilkinson

 

A3-11

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(A), 2 OCU Williamtown

Dale Smith

 

 

A3-12

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), ARDU

Matt Wood

 

A3-15

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Model by

1/48 Hobby Boss Mirage IIIO(A), 75 SQN Williamtown

Greg Long

 

 

A3-16

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Model by

1/32 Mirage IIIO A3-16, 76 SQN Darwin

Paul 'Changa' Mason

1/48 Hobbyboss Mirage IIIO(F) A3-16, 75 Sqn, Williamtown, NSW (circa 1966)

Ryan Hamilton

1/32 Italeri Mirage IIIO, 75 SQN RAAF

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-17

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 77 SQN, Williamstown

Matt Wood

HPM 1/72 Mirage IIIO, 75 Sqn, Williamtown, NSW

Antoney Wilkinson

 

A3-19

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Model by

HPM 1/72 Mirage IIIO A3-19 79 Sqn, Butterworth, Malaysia

Antoney Wilkinson

 

 

A3-20

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Model by

1/32 Mirage IIIO, 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU), Williamtown, NSW circa 1977

Paul 'Changa' Mason

 



A3-21

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 3 SQN, Butterworth, Malaysia

Matt Wood

1/72 Heller Mirage IIIO(F), 77 Squadron, Willamtown (1980's)

Matt Wood

High Planes Models 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F) A3-21, 75 SQN RAAF

Antoney Wilkinson

 

A3-22

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Model by

1/72 High Planes Mirage IIIO(F) 75 SQN, RAAF Townsville circa 1966

Antoney Wilkinson

 

 

A3-23

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Model by

1/48 Heller Mirage IIIO, A3-23 75 SQN RAAF, Darwin NT

Andrew Perren

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), A3-23, 3 SQN RAAF, Butterworth

Matt Wood

 

A3-25

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Model by

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO(F), 75 SQN RAAF, Butterworth

Matt Wood

1/48 Mirage IIIO(F)

Antoney Wilkinson

1/72 High Planes Models Mirage IIIO

Chris Doppel

 

A3-26

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Model by

1/32 Revell Mirage IIIO A3-26, 75 SQN Darwin

Paul 'Changa' Mason

 

 

A3-27

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Model by

Revell 1/32 Mirage IIIO A3-27, 75 Sqn RAAF Butterworth, Malaysia

Andrew Doppel

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO (F), 75 SQN Butterworth

Matt Wood

 

A3-29

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 77 SQN, Williamtown, NSW

Matt Wood

 

 

A3-31

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Model by

I1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO A3-31, 3 SQN RAAF

Matt Wood

 

 

A3-33

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO, 75 SQN RAAF

Matt Wood

Mirage IIIO, 76 SQN Williamtown

Wally Civitico

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 76 SQN Williamtown

Chris Doppel

 

A3-36

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Model by

1/72 Heller Mirage IIIO, 75 SQN RAAF

Robert Hagger

 

 

A3-38

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Model by

ESCI 1/48 Mirage IIIO, 75 SQN Butterworth

Anthony 'Pappy' Papadis

 

 

A3-39

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO, 77 SQN WIlliamtown

Andrew Perren

Heller 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F), 2 OCU Williamtown

David Soderstrom

1/48 Heller Mirage IIIO(F), 3 SQN RAAF

J.D. King

1/48 Hobbyboss Mirage IIIO(A), 76 SQN Williamtown

Ryan Hamilton

 

A3-40

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 77 SQN, RAAF Base Williamstown, 1980's

David Freeman

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO(F) A3-40 76 Squadron, RAAF Williamtown

Matt Wood

 

A3-41

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Model by

HPM 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F) 77 SQN RAAF, Williamtown NSW

Antoney Wilkinson

 

 

A3-42

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO, 2 OCU Williamtown

Matt Wood

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIE, 77 SQN, RAAF Williamstown 1969 - 70

Matt Wood

 

A3-44

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F) A3-44, 77 SQN Williamtown

Matt Wood

Esci 1/48 Mirage IIIO A3-44, 76 Squadron, Williamtown, NSW (circa 1969)

Andrew Doppel

 

A3-45

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F), 2OCU, Williamtown NSW

Michel Givord

 

 

A3-47

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO (F), 76 SQN, Williamtown

Matt Wood

 

A3-48

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Model by

1/72 Revell Mirage IIIO(F) A3-48, 2OCU Williamstown 1973

Peter Jarvis

Hobbyboss 1/48 Mirage IIIO A3-48, 2OCU RAAF Williamtown

Tom Gardiner

Mirage IIIO(F) A3-48 77 SQN

Matt Wood

 

A3-49

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Model by

1/72 HighPlanes Models Mirage IIIO, A3-49, 77 SQN

Graeme Harris

Mirage IIIO(F) A3-49, 2 OCU, RAAF Williamtown

Matt Wood

Mirage IIIO(F) A3-49, 2 OCU Williamtown

Andrew Doppel

 

A3-51

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Model by

1/32 Mirage III

Paul Mason

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(A) A3-51

Andrew Doppel

 

A3-56

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Model by

Mirage IIIO(A) A3-56

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-58

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Model by

1/48 Esci Mirage IIIO(A) A3-58

Matt Wood

 

 

A3-60

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Model by

Mirage IIIO(A) A3-60 75 Squadron-Butterworth, Malaysia (circa 1988)

David Fredericks

Italeri/Esci 1/48 Mirage IIIE/O, A3-60 3 SQN RAAF by

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-61

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Model by

High Planes Models 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F), A3-61, 77 SQN Williamtown

Antoney Wilkinson

 

 

A3-65

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Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO A3-65

Matt Wood

 

 

A3-66

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Model by

1/48 Heller Mirage IIIO(A)

Dale Smith

 

 

A3-68

Details
Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F/A)

Matt Wood

 

 

A3-69

Details
Model by

1/72 Revell RAAF Mirage IIIO

Steven Allsopp

1/48 Esci Mirage IIIO(A) A3-69

Matt Wood

 

 

A3-70

Details
Model by

1/48 Hobbyboss Mirage IIIO(A), 3 SQN

Ken Kahl

 

 

A3-71

Details
Model by

1/72 Revell Mirage IIIO(F)

Ray Seppala

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO

Matt Wood

 

A3-72

Details
Model by

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO(F) A3-72

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-75

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Model by

Italeri 1/32 Mirage IIIO

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-76

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Model by

1/48 Esci RAAF Mirage IIIO(A)

Dave Freeman

 

 

A3-80

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Model by

1/72 Frog RAAF Mirage IIIO(F)

Haydn F Neal

 

 

A3-81

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Model by

1/72 Heller Mirage IIIO(A) 75 SQN RAAF

Thomas Ng

 

 

A3-84

Details
Model by

High Planes Models 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F), A3-84, 3 SQN Williamtown NSW

Antoney Wilkinson

 

 

A3-86

Details
Model by

Italeri 1/48 3 Squadron Mirage IIIO, Butterworth, Malaysia

Ben O'Dowd

Mirage IIIO(A) A3-86, Butterworth 1975

Mark Thoroughgood

 

 

 

 

A3-87

Details
Model by

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(A) A3-87

Dave Freeman

 

 

A3-88

Details
Model by

High Planes Models 1/72 Mirage IIIO(F) A3-88, 77 SQN Williamtown NSW

Antoney Wilkinson

Heller 1/72 Mirage IIIO(A), 3 SQN RAAF

Matt Wood

 

A3-89

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Model by

Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIO(A), A3-89, 3 SQN RAAF

Troy Henderson

 

 

A3-92

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Model by

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO(A), 3 SQN RAAF, Butterworth

Andrew and Chris Doppel

 

 

A3-93

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Model by

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO(A), 77 SQN RAAF

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-95

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Model by

Mirage IIIO(A), 3 SQN RAAF

Wally Civitico

 

 

A3-96

Details
Model by

Italeri 1/32 Mirage IIIO, A3-96 3 SQN (RAAF)

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-99

Details
Model by

Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIO(A), 79 SQN (RAAF)

Andrew Doppel

Hiplanes 1/72 Mirage IIIO

Aiden Lemay

1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIE, 3 SQN RAAF, Butterworth

Matt Wood

Highplanes 1/72 Mirage IIIO

David Edwards

1/32 Italeri Mirage IIIO A3-99, 79 SQN RAAF

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-100

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Model by

1/72 Eastern Express Mirage IIIO, 3 SQN RAAF

David Edwards

1/48 Hobbyboss Mirage IIIO, 3 SQN Butterworth

Damien Powell

1/72 Hiplanes Mirage IIIO, 3 SQN RAAF

Mick Alderson

1/48 Esci Mirage IIIO 75 SQN Williamtown

Greg Long

 

 

 

 

A3-101

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Model by

High Planes 1/72 Mirage IIID

Antoney Wilkinson

1/72 Mirage IIID 2OCU
David Thompson

 

A3-102

Details
Model by

Heller 1/48 Dassault Mirage IIID, 2 OCU Williamtown

Jim Dick

1/72 Matchbox Mirage IIID 77 SQN RAAF

David Edwards

1/48 Heller Mirage IIID 77 SQN RAAF, Williamtown

Ryan Hamilton

 

A3-103

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Model by

1/48 Hobby Boss Mirage IIID, 2OCU Williamtown

Ryan Hamilton

 

 

A3-104

Details
Model by

Heller 1/72 Mirage IIID, A3-104,76 Sqn RAAF, Williamtown, N.S.W (circa 1969)

Antoney Wilkinson

 

 

A3-105

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Model by

High Planes 1/72 Mirage IIID, 2OCU Williamtown

Andrew and Christopher Doppel

Heller 1/48 Mirage IIID, 2OCU Williamtown

Andrew Doppel

 

A3-106

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Model by

1:48 Heller IIID, 2OCU Williamtown

David Soderstrom

 

 

A3-107

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A3-108

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Model by

Heller 1/48 Mirage IIID A3-108 - 75 Sqn, Darwin, N.T.

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-109

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A3-110

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A3-111

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Model by

Heller 1/72 Mirage IIID 2OCU 1980's.

Antoney Wilkinson

High Planes Models 1/72 Mirage IIID

Antoney Wilkinson

 

A3-112

Details
Model by

Heller 1/48 Mirage IIID A3-112 - ARDU

Andrew Doppel

 

 

A3-115

Details
Model by

1/72 Heller Mirage IIID, 77SQN RAAF

Graeme Harris

 

 

Foreign Mirage's

 

Mirage type: Argentinian Navy Super Etendard S/N 0751, 3-A-201
by David Fredericks

Israeli Mirage IIIC S/N 159
by Paul 'Changa' Mason
Israeli Mirage IIIC S/N 745
by Paul 'Changa' Mason
Armee de l’Air Mirage F1-CT
Serial No.; No. 260 – 30-SO

by David Fredericks

Mirage 2000 S/N 2-EI
by Tony Mollica
Colombian Kfir C7 s/n FAC3046
by David Fredericks
Mirage IVA s/n AC-04
by David Fredericks
Mirage 5B s/n BA08
by David Fredericks
Aeronavale Super Etenard - BA052
by David Fredericks
Mirage 2000C S/N 2LH23
by David Fredericks
Mirage 2000N S/N 4BB321
by David Fredericks
Rafale M
by David Fredericks
Swiss Mirage IIIB S/N U-2001
by David Fredericks
French Mirage F1 CR s/n 649
by Michel Givord
IAF Kfir C7 S/N 534
by David Fredericks
Mirage 2000C s/n KF135
By Michel Givord
Mirage 2000B s/n 2-ER
By Michel Givord
Mirage 2000C s/n 2-LI
by Michel Givord
Swiss Mirage IIIS
by Dave Freeman
Swiss Mirage IIIRS
by Dave Freeman
French Mirage IIIR
by Dave Freeman

 

Contributions

If you would like to contribute to this memorial contact Andrew at doppels@bigpond.com.

--SPECIFICATIONS OF ENTRY TO THE TRIBUTE--

Paul and Darren’s book covers the many aspects of the Mirage in RAAF service from the initial order, the Avon powered ‘City of Hobart’ Mirage III, natural metal aircraft, lizard schemes, anniversary schemes, grey schemes, special operation schemes, test schemes, zapped aircraft etc, etc, etc, etc. As a fitting tribute to ‘Changa’ a never-ending Mirage-a-thon will commence when the AMI site is re-launched at the end of May 2007, however, submissions can be made now.

As there are so many variations that can be made of Australian Mirages and the many more international models (including Kafirs, Entards etc, etc) the conditions of the Mirage tribute are as follows;

1. As many models of any Mirage variants can be submitted.
2. Any brand, size scale, variant can be submitted.
3. The quality of the finished model is not of importance so long as it resembles accurately the true look of the genuine aircraft i.e. No ‘what if’ markings or made up/wrong colours (as has been previously posted in the discussion group for the grey 76 Squadron Mirage with red scalloping).
4. The age of the build is not important.
5. Each model must be submitted individually and not in a grouping.
6. There is no maximum to the number of images of each individual Mirage submitted.
7. Mirage model images already posted on the site can either be re-posted for the tribute or drawn from those previously posted in Reader’s Models or the Gallery with the permission of the submitter.
8. Each aircraft submitted has to have a kit brand name and scale and brief details of any conversion kit used in construction or if OOB (Out of Box).
9. Of any variant we don't want two aircraft submitted that are the same serial number unless the colour scheme is different in some way i.e. A3-3 in silver, lizard, grey or 2OCU, 3, 75, 76, 77, 79 Squadrons, zapped etc. An exception to this is if another model submitted is of an equal or better quality to the one already submitted.
10. Each aircraft submitted has to have a short story to it of the reason for its existence in the scheme considered and any reference against a book, picture, photo, brochure etc must go with the model i.e.

Serial No.; A3-105
Mirage type; RAAF Mirage IIID
Based at; 2OCU Williamtown N.S.W. (Circa 1984)
Scheme; Temporary green and tan lizard livery for Exercise Pitch Black ’84 – crashed 26/4/84 after undercarriage failure at Darwin.
Reference; Mirage III0 Colours and Markings/Personal Photographs
Kit: 1/48 Heller Mirage IIIC/B with Redroo IIID conversion and scratch
building
Construction by; Andrew Doppel
Email address; doppels@bigpond.com

11. All models will be posted on the AMI site so any further entrants can view which aircraft have already been submitted so duplication does not occur if they want to produce a different aircraft.
12. The submitters email address is to be provided so that any other person wishing to make that particular aircraft can contact the constructor for references.

--AIM--

We want to achieve the greatest number of RAAF Mirage models and any other International Mirage variants as can possibly be modelled to match those that existed. This way we could possibly achieve in excess of the 116 RAAF Mirages as models in multiple variations as well as the numerous Mirages of other nations. There will be two categories-RAAF Mirages and International Mirages.

--NOTES--

The most important note is that this Mirage-a-thon is a tribute. It is not a competition and is open to everybody to pay respect to Paul ‘Changa’ Mason and his love for the Mirage/Miracle/French Lady!

It is requested that all participants entering the tribute submit their Mirage images in a format that does not exceed 500KB an image as this increases download time for those members who cannot access the site using ADSL/Broadband (including myself).

These images are to be submitted to AMI via myself C/O- doppels@bigpond.com.

By no way feel obligated to enter this Mirage-a-thon tribute or feel compelled to do a Mirage scheme different to any of those posted if you particularly want to do a specific aircraft that has already posted. All I am asking is that we get as many different variations as possible.

If you want to express an opinion about improving this tribute please do not hesitate to respond.