Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

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    Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  Panos Gaoutsis on Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:46 pm

    Greetings to everyone!

    This is my first submission and i would like to share with you my latest finished model, a French Mirage 2000N. It's Heller kit no 60424 which is out of production and its sprues come in brown color.
    It took me about 6 months to complete (generally, i keep slow pace), i brush painted it with Humbrol enamels and it's my first model i made after a long time absence due to studies and work, away from my workbench. It's also my first model onto which i thinned paint and applied an overall wash, as i found some techniques and tips through a Greek Modelling forum, a couple of months before starting the kit.
    The vertical fin and squadron markings come from Kinetic's kit.








    Thank you for your time watching and any observations are welcome!
    Kind regards


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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:24 am

    Hi Panos, nice work but as a start you need to start experimenting with washes in the panel lines, it will give your aircraft more life, especially on large areas of the same colour like the underside.

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  Ray on Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:05 am

    Looks good Panos, keep it up Twisted Evil

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  Panos Gaoutsis on Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:45 pm

    Thank you both for your comments!

    Indeed, i must start expirementing on washes with different color shades and further weathering techniques as well!
    I forgot to mention that fuel tanks and magic missiles are also Kinetic parts.

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  iCocker on Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:53 pm

    Nice Mirage Panos, we have seen a couple during the Libya Crisis!

    Nice bird ...

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:29 pm

    Nice work with the brush!

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  Panos Gaoutsis on Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:16 pm

    Thank you both for your kind words and i apologise for my late reply!

    Ivan, i think the D's with the wrap around camo, went to Libya in 2011.

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  Ray on Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:25 am

    Panos Gaoutsis wrote:Thank you both for your kind words and i apologise for my late reply!  

    Ivan, i think the D's with the wrap around camo, went to Libya in 2011.
    Did you go to Libya in 2011?

    I was there this year Twisted Evil  spent 2 hitches of 6 weeks each in the Sahara cheers 

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:52 am

    Ray wrote:
    Panos Gaoutsis wrote:Thank you both for your kind words and i apologise for my late reply!  

    Ivan, i think the D's with the wrap around camo, went to Libya in 2011.
    Did you go to Libya in 2011?

    I was there this year Twisted Evil  spent 2 hitches of 6 weeks each in the Sahara cheers 

    I think he meant that the D version of the mirage went to Libya in 2011!

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  Ray on Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:45 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    Panos Gaoutsis wrote:Thank you both for your kind words and i apologise for my late reply!  

    Ivan, i think the D's with the wrap around camo, went to Libya in 2011.
    Did you go to Libya in 2011?

    I was there this year Twisted Evil  spent 2 hitches of 6 weeks each in the Sahara cheers 
    I think he meant that the D version of the mirage went to Libya in 2011!
    Yep I think so now Sad Embarassed Sad Embarassed Sad Embarassed Sad 

    Got carried away No No No No No No No 

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:13 pm

    Ray wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    Panos Gaoutsis wrote:Thank you both for your kind words and i apologise for my late reply!  

    Ivan, i think the D's with the wrap around camo, went to Libya in 2011.
    Did you go to Libya in 2011?

    I was there this year Twisted Evil  spent 2 hitches of 6 weeks each in the Sahara cheers 
    I think he meant that the D version of the mirage went to Libya in 2011!
    Yep I think so now Sad Embarassed Sad Embarassed Sad Embarassed Sad 

    Got carried away No No No No No No No 

    lol! lol! tuba.........lol! 

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    Re: Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller

    Post  Panos Gaoutsis on Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:56 pm

    I didn't go to Libya! lol! 
    Mirage 2000D did as they are designed for precision strikes with convertional weapons, mostly gbu-12.
    Here's one having an emergency stop in Malta.
    http://www.airfighters.com/photo/81888/M/France-Air-Force/Dassault-Mirage-2000D/671/

    Basically, you can distinguish version D from the N, by the nose cone, is green and has no pitot tube. Also, the camouflage colors are the same but extended to the undersides, on version N the bottom is light grey.

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    Mirage 2000N 1/48 Heller (and some older models!)

    Post  Panos Gaoutsis on Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:28 pm

    Well, i found some time to take some decent photos of my other finished models, most of them built during high school, 10 years ago and just few among others i have thrown or given away.
    I upload them in this topic as they are not something special but they belong to a different era with not much access to information, i was just following the instructions!
    Brush painted, no thinned paint, no putty and sanding, some parts missing/broken!!   

    Italeri 1/48 EF-2000. A what-if HAF Eurofighter!

    Italeri 1/48 F-16D. My own version of the greek ghost scheme!

    Italeri 1/48 F-16C "Barak"

    Revell 1/48 F-117A "Nighthawk".

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