1/48 Heller Mirage 2000C

Gallery Article by Sean Langley on Nov 27 2014

 

      

This is Heller's old Mirage 2000C from, ooh, a long time ago.  I've adapted it with cockpit, canopy, control surfaces and wheels from Pavla, and a pitot probe from Master.  Paint is mainly Xtracolour, especially the camouflage, which is a lot more accurate than Heller's instructions suggest.  The markings (from the kit) are for EC 2/5 at Orange in about 1991.

 

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Mostly the Pavla parts were pretty good, although fitting them was a bit of a bother and the canopy was beyond my ability to make right.  I've put a full report on them and the kit in general onto Britmodeller, if you're interested - you can find it under Military Aircraft Modelling Discussion - Modern.

Enjoy the photos.

Sean Langley

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Photos and text by Sean Langley