Mirage 2000-5F Modelsvit 1/72
Another kit build for a collector, Mirage 2000-5F Modelsvit. When I start this build the 5F was not available yet, then I convert the 2000C in 5F. The Modelsvit is an excellent kit. If scaled to 1/48 would be still at the top, and no aftermarket would be needed. To complete mine I purchase a Berna Decal sheet just for the tail unit insigna and few other detail. Most of national insigne and stencil come from the kit sheet.
I add a Reedoak pilot and an Hi Teck ejection seat. The kit seat was very nice, and should not have need to be replaced. It was so nice, that after assembly and painting, I decide to store it in a safe place, so safe that it was impossible for me to find it again !
To start the conversion I had to scratch build the ventral pylon for the mica missile, and I cannibalize and rescribe two large wing tank, from an Italeri Rafale. They also need a different pylon that was scratch build.
Instrument panel was modified to represent the advanced one of the 5F version.
Panel line and rivet where very subtle, I decide to rework all of them whit MRP tools.
Paint came from the Ak real color range, thinned whit their specific thinner.
Lets picture talk.
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