1/72 Hasegawa Mirage F.1C in HAF Colors
I don't normally build 1/72 models, but I was inspired to build this kit by the cool photos posted by Spiros (@fiveten) of Greek F.1CGs. I happened to have this model in my stash, but I added some XtraDecals for the HAF markings, as well as an Eduard photoetch set for the Special Hobby kit. I added the photoetch and some scratchbuilt details to the cockpit, and drilled out the holes for the speedbrakes. I applied some light weathering using AK Weathering Pencils and some artist's oils and mineral spirits.
Spiros tells me that only a couple of planes received this "ghost scheme" at the very end of its career with the Hellenic Air Force. According to the info that came with the decals, this scheme was used on the plane in 2003, which is the same year the F1CG was retired. If you are interested in the build, or using weathering pencils, please check the "In Progress" build in Groups. Cheers.
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