“The French Lady”
I would like to present my 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIO.
The Mirage was known as the “The French Lady” by RAAF fighter pilots because of her beautiful lines.
I have to say I was very disappointed with this kit, nothing fits properly! But I persisted and after lots of work I was rewarded with a beautiful model of in my opinion one of most beautiful jet aircraft that has ever flown.
The Mirage entered RAAF service to replace the Avon Sabre as Australia’s front line fighter aircraft in 1964 and was retired from service in 1988 to be replaced by the FA-18A Hornet. 50 Mirages was later sold to Pakistan in 1990.
I used High Planes Models decals to build a 3 Squadron jet. As for paints, I used Tamiya XF24 for the Extra Dark Sea Grey, Mr Hobby H330 for the Dark Green, Mr Hobby H325 for the Light Gull Grey.
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