1/48 Heller Mirage 2000-5Mk2

Hellenic Air Force

by Peter Athanasopoulos

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The kit is quite good featuring realistic engraved panels on all surfaces.  The Heller kit depicts a Mirage 2000C which I converted to a HAF Mirage 2000-5 EGM.  EGM means that this particular aircraft is modernised; Actually, it is the ex-Mirage 2000 EGM 227.

A lot of work was required on the external surfaces of the model, especially on the self-protection system antennae.  Internally, the cockpit was made with the use of an aftermarket Mirage 2000C cockpit which was improved to 2000-5 level with the construction of three lcd monitors and some levers. 

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Painting

I used black and 126 grey from the Humbrol range for the cockpit, while for the external surfaces I used 127 Molak light grey and a mix made of a little 28 and 144 by Humbrol.  

Peter

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Photos and text by Peter Athanasopoulos