Dassault Mirage 2000C Gulf War
My first aircraft of 2021 and the first modern one since 2013!
Armée de l'Air, Escadron de Chasse 2/5 Île-de-France,
Operation Daguet, Al Asha AB, Saudi Arabia, 1990-1991
I love delta wings planes and the model 2000 is my favorite Mirage. When I decided to do one there were not many kits in 72nd to choose from and they are all quite old. (ModelSvit is releasing a new tool on March 2021) This Italeri one was released in 2016 for the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War but is just a re-box of an old 1992 one and it really shows its age!. Besides the elongated shape (the actual aircraft is a bit shorter) it had many incorrect panel lines and missing detail. The main error was the lines in the radome, that I filled up and sanded. I've added some scratch details as well as the rivets. For the color scheme, I used AK Real Color Lacquers and weathered it with Abteilung 502 Oil paints.
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