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Mirage 2000 1/48 . . .

Hello Everyone,

8th October is celebrated as Indian Air Force Day. 2020 was the 88th Air Force Day for the IAF. I present the Mirage 2000 to commemorate this day.
The Mirage 2000 was upgraded by the Indian Air Force and was re designated as Mirage 2000I.

The kit is from Kinetic in 1/48 scale and is built Out Of the Box. The build is simple but Kinetic hasn’t mentioned much in the instructions about which parts to use for the different variants which can be modeled from one kit. So you will need to refer your references for the particular version you will be building.

The model is painted using locally available acrylic paints and the camo was hand air-brushed without the use of any masks. it was just simpler for me this way IMHO.

I chose to give it a load of 4 MICA missiles and I am in process of scratch building the SPICE 2000 smart bomb which was used to strike terrorist camps deep inside the enemy’s territory in BALAKOT.

Overall the kit is a nice and simple build with beautiful detail OOB and I would recommend everyone to get this kit. I found this to be the best in 1/48 scale.

Do enjoy the pics and the WIP video.

Best
Captain Adi’s ModelArt

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10 responses to Mirage 2000 1/48 . . .

  1. Nice M2000, Captain!
    Being used to the goodie-but-definitely-oldie Heller, I can see the Kinetic is much of an improvement.
    During my visits to Dassault premises at Merignac for our Hellenic Air Force M2000-5 contract at about 2003 (if memory serves…), I had the chance to see your nice looking (second batch, I think) M2000s almost completed.
    You did a great job on your model.

  2. Absolutely well done.
    This scheme suites the Mirage very well.
    It must have been a wonderfull trip you had back then, Spiros. @fiveten

    • It indeed was John @johnb!
      Bordeaux beautiful landscape and vineyards definitely included!
      And, of course, the Maurice Verdeun Hobby shop in Bordeaux!

      Cheers!

  3. Very nice. Great paintwork. I’m a fan of Mirages and IAF subjects.

  4. Great looking build, and great video Adi!

  5. Definitely a good-looking result of some very nice work.

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A job well done Adi, just love those smooth lines and the paint work.

  7. That’s a beautiful Mirage!

  8. Many Thanks Everyone. .. . .

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