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Mirage 2000 - Heller (Hell-fix) 1/72


Dave_R
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Hi All,

 

I want to build a 1/72 Mirage 2000 - just because they look good, but in my opinion the Modelsvit kit is just too expensive for a single engine fighter in 1/72 and the Italeri kit is dimensional wrong.  So the Heller kit is what remains, the downside of the kit is it's age with poor detailing, raised panel lines etc..  I've got hold of an Airfix boxing.

 

Mirage+2000+01.JPG

 

It's pretty basic, but accurate shape wise.

 

The decals are poor.

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The decals are very blurry, to the extent that the French ones are virtual unusable.  The Greek ones will just about pass and some decals can be replaced from spares.

 

I've got spares missiles and ejection seat from the Special Hobby Mirage F.1  Which will improve the look a lot.

 

Mirage+2000+04.JPG    Mirage+2000+03.JPG

 

 

Dave.

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Hi All,

 

It was very simple to put together and the fit wasn't too bad.  I've engraved in the panel lines, there's a bit more to do - but so far so good.

 

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I've made a crude IP using spare decals. but it's OK for 1/72nd.

 

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There's more engraving to do and some clean up and it's ready for primer.

 

Dave.

 

 

 

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Wow!  That was quick!

 

On 21/08/2021 at 11:13, Dave_R said:

I want to build a 1/72 Mirage 2000 - just because they look good

 

I can think of no better reason.

 

Welcome and good luck.

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Good progress and nice clean lines!

 

Looks like a decent kit to me! Also the original weapons look OK compared to som 48 scale offerings...

 

 

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Hi All,

 

Most of the painting is done.

 

Mirage+2000+11.JPG

 

 

Mirage+2000+12.JPG

 

The blue camo needs neatening up around the air intakes and there's detail painting to do, then on to the decals.

 

Dave.

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