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Eduard / Airfix / Heller 1/48 Mirage 2000D Op. Harmattan

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Hi all,
This is the Eduard 1/48 Mirage 2000D, over two years in the making after a prolonged stay on the Shelf of Shame. I was a long way in to the kit, when I tried to be too clever in straightening the warped forward fuselage, resulting in writing off both parts of the fuselage. Eduard had none left, and Heller couldn't supply any either. After spending a small fortune on extras I didn't really want to fork out some of the over priced examples on Ebay, so I was very relieved to buy a part started Airfix boxing for only a fiver. This was lucky as the Eduard wings and fin were warped as well, so the kit is proper 'mash up' of two boxings. I've also added the Renaissance Mirage 2000 enhancement set, NeoMega cockpit, and umpteen L'Arsenal weapons, pylons and sensor pod.  

 

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Thanks for looking,

Gareth

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Fantastic job, great looking Mirage there

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Hard to better this one!!

Seems it was fighting you a bit, but end result more than presentable!!

:partytime: : partytime:

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She's a beauty, especially considering the tribulations you've had.

 

I keep doing a bit on mine & then putting it back - not inspired.

 

Pete

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Nice model, the cockpit seems great and the weathering is accurate, especially on the additional fuel tanks!!!:yes:

However, I think the IFR probe is misplaced... too low, it should be in front of the windshield!

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That's a seriously impressive piece of work, very nicely done

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Thanks for the generous comments everyone. You are spot on about the refuelling probe Eclipse. I was rushing at the end and Eduard's instructions aren't clear. I should have checked references, but it was too late! I might have a look at relocating but it's super glued in place, so might be more trouble than it's worth.

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superb looking Mirage, great job on the scheme and finish ,and great looking dio..

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Great! Really lookig good! Realistic! :speak_cool:

 

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Great looking Mirage - well done!

 

Nice presentation too

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Great work, if I'd known you needed a Mirage I could have helped out.

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Superlative build of a D!

And from the Ardennes squadron, which is really special.

 

Great show!

JR

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Oooh , loverly! I especially like those tanks and that refuelling probe? Meh!!

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Very very nice Mirage!! Excellent!!

 

Regards,

 

Nontas

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Posted (edited)

Beautiful  mirage !  I may have a couple of tiny remarks

 

The light on the top of the vertical stabilizer is not paint

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The missile launcher is paint in kind of metallic grey not the camouflage grey also magic II are light grey never white.

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Cheers

Edited by Pelican

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Great build I like the way you managed to create this beauty after all the described problems.

The weathering is spot on compard to the original.

 

Jan Remco

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for looking in, and the further comments.

 

Gareth

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