1/48 Eduard Mirage 2000D/N (1 post)

  • I bought this at a show last year for $5. It had been started (fuse halves together and cockpit roughed in) and was missing one of the resin seats. While I don’t build much modern stuff the markings on this kit had always interested me. Plus, with the resin and PE upgrades, I figured it would be a nice kit when done. Anyhow, I contacted Eduard directly and they actually sent me the last two ‘spares’ of the seats they had! So, once they showed up I started on it. It’s the older Heller molds and the fit was lousy. You can see the gaps for the wing roots and the spacer bars I had to glue into the fuselage to get it acceptable. Also, the fit of the intakes was spotty especially the port (left) side. The prior builder had done a shoddy job on the fuselage joins and the nose area needed a bunch of clean up and sheet styrene to fix gaps. At this point, I am completing the cockpit and masking the canopies off. Now that I am this point the effort feels worth it. But this kit is no picnic. I am building option B the desert scheme 2000N.

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    Tags: 1123, Eduard, Mirage