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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2020, 20:14 
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I bought this one many moons ago - it's the Italeri boxing of the Kinetic Mirage 2000D. I'm a big fan of the French deltas and the D is particularly pretty. I built this over 5 years on and off. I managed to get a good wing to fuselage fit through a lot of trimming and test fitting. Seats are resin aftermarket ones - can't remember from which company. The exhaust is from Aires - it's a beaut. Colours are traditional French semi-gloss grey/green. Photos of these machines show very little weathering. The tips of the wing tanks do always seem to be weathered to the base metal. I varied the paint scheme between the two tanks to add some interest - I have seen pics of Ds with tanks like this :

ImageIMG_6175 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6174 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6170 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6169 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2020, 20:19 
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I highlighted the panel lines using dark grey on the grey and light grey on the green. It's not 100% accurate but a bit of "artistic" licence...Decals were from the kit and I can happily say they went on beautifully :

ImageIMG_6168 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6167 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6172 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Checkout the nice corrugations inside that resin exhaust :

ImageIMG_6171 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6166 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2020, 20:22 
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ImageIMG_6165 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

I used a typical stores load out of 2 x tanks, 2 x Matra Magic missiles, 2 x LGBs and a laser targeting pod - this was typical of the weapons loads used over the Balkans :

ImageIMG_6164 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6161 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6160 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6159 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2020, 20:36 
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Kitty Hawk's 32nd Mirage is locally available, finally.

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2020, 14:58 
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Nice build! =D> =D>


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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2020, 19:40 
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Mars wrote:
Kitty Hawk's 32nd Mirage is locally available, finally.


Ja at R2.5K and one seat too few :shock: I cannot understand why kitty Hawk and Trumpeter kits are so expensive. Eish !!


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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2020, 19:40 
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AT6C wrote:
Nice build! =D> =D>


Thanks Geoff :smt023


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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2020, 21:35 
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R2.5k for a kit? :shock:

Nicely done Mistral, nicely done. =D>

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PostPosted: 08 Sep 2020, 21:02 
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Dean wrote:
R2.5k for a kit? :shock:

Nicely done Mistral, nicely done. =D>


Yup, had it in my hands today but could not pay that type of money - 32nd Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000C. If it was a D, maybe that would have been another matter...but my friend who went with splashed R7,500 on the HK Models Lancaster :shock: . Needless to say, he the biggest Lanc fan I've met.


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At 7.5k, he would have to be a Lanc fan :-$ :-D

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