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Hello on request here my effort to build the mirage 2000D

Started this kit long ago,didt some work on it and put it back in the box.

A few weeks ago started again and now im going to finnish it.

So not all pics are there but you will get the idee.

I have used quinta decals for the pit and i must say woooooow.

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exhaust from reskit

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and this is where im at the moment.

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andthis will be the plan

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Mark

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55 minutes ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Great start on the pit and exhaust Mark! Is this the Quinta 3D cockpit you used?Looks stunning!

The diorama plate also looks awesome!

I have both (single and double seat version). You can reserve a place for me in the 1st row!:popcorn:

yes indeed the 3D the are great

I also have a book about the mirage 2000 thats a great help.

The instructions are not that clear from kittyhawk thats the reason that it get back in the box.

But now im going for it til its ready.

Im going for a wrap around camo.

still need to order myself the gbu 12.

I hope to find myself the singel seater to much good memorys on that one

thats me back in 88

 

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That’s funny Mark. Since I had the same problem like you I also bought 2 books about the Mirage 2000. One is from Duke Hawkins and the second one from 2 Greek authors. Both a must to find out the correct version and its equipment:

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Which one do you have? Which wraparound bird will you build? 

I also have the Quinta 3D Cockpit and a really stunning mask-set for the camo. It’s also available for other Mirage 2000 users and they are not expensive. Will use them as „flying masks“:

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Nice picture of you in the front cockpit! Where was it taken and how old have you been then? 


This will be the livery for my twin-seater:

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Hope that I can get a scaled up version of the 48 scale set from Syhart…

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i also have the book frome Duke Hawkins and some pics from the internet.

 

on that pic i whas 12 years,taken in kleine brogel Belgium.

On the same day off the air show disaster in Ramstein

 

Nice idee about the paint sheme for the 2 seater.

Im going to look for the paint mask alsoand maybe other decals.

I havent heard any good about the kit decals.

This is my idee

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Mark

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18 minutes ago, mark31 said:

i also have the book frome Duke Hawkins and some pics from the internet.

 

on that pic i whas 12 years,taken in kleine brogel Belgium.

On the same day off the air show disaster in Ramstein

 

Nice idee about the paint sheme for the 2 seater.

Im going to look for the paint mask alsoand maybe other decals.

I havent heard any good about the kit decals.

This is my idee

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Mark

I remember the Ramstein desaster very well. I‘ve been to the show some years before and was lucky that nothing happened when I was there.

Very good choice for your 2-seater livery with the wraparound camo and full load. This will be a stunner when finished!

If you want I can take a look into my Italeri Tornado and Academy F/A-18 kit if there are GBU-12s included. If it is so, I could send them to you because I don’t need them. Is this an option for you?

Happy modeling!

Kai

 

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5 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Mark

Super work on the front on the front office. and the kit is coming along so very nice

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thanks Peter

It whas hard work to get here ut now i have to go until the end.

Its that kitty hawk feeling

Happy to have a Mirage 2000 but the instructions pffffff.

Check references when building

Iff you follow the instructions you will build the pit for the N version and not the D.

Also with the tail the give you 2 options but not saying its for a D or the N

 

But will get there.

 

Mark

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more stuff done and some words later this is where im at the moment.

Not easy but getting there.

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stll needs filling and sanding

the nose is dryfit because i have to put weigt in the nose not mentiond on the instructions.

 

Mark

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Mark

Nice progress on the Mirage and a great save. Completely agree with Kai that ALL instructions should specify if weight and how much is need to keep an aircraft on its legs. Even better, to include the weight as some kits do.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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9 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Great progress Marc! 

Unclear instructions is typical for this kit (as it is for the single-seater)…

Are you building the Mirage to have a pause regarding the 1000 rivets (now some less since yesterday) on your Ferrari? ;)

 

Yes indeed somthimes i need somithing els to build on otherwise im going crazy with that.

And this one need to be finnishd to

about the instructions its not only for the mirages i have the black hawk and the MH-60R same problem 🤪

6 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Mark

Nice progress on the Mirage and a great save. Completely agree with Kai that ALL instructions should specify if weight and how much is need to keep an aircraft on its legs. Even better, to include the weight as some kits do.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thanks Peter

And not al companys are like tamiya with clear instructions an nose weight.

But still fun sommtimes frustrating but we will get there and then you heve the reward yes i finnisht that dan kit and im happy with it.

Now i just need keep on pusching i think the biggest struggle is over with this one

 

But iff all kits would fit like a tamiya the fun will be over.

 

Mark

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now a bit further with this

first off all thanks kai for sending me the gbu-12.

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now i whas working onthe slats on the ground the are retracted but kitty hawk do not give you this option.

So with a bit off evergreen prblem solved.

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I have put 50gr in to the nose that will be it for not making it a tail sitter

Nose and slats on.

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feul tanks and gbu + adaptor

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Then the problem started again with the instructions.

A lot off pylons for the plane and the give you difrent options but no part nrs.

So more looking in to pics to get it right.

But one good thing about this build

just orderd my self the paint for this one.

 

Mark

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Mark

Nice progress and KH strikes again. Bad enough they only give you one option for the leading edge slats, which is incorrect for when on the ground and parked and poor instructions again; two items that should not be.

Keep 'em comin

Peter.

 

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It was a pleasure for me that I could help you Mark.

Great progress of the build. Good solution found for the slats! 
Tanks and other items looking spot on.

It‘s really necessary to have literature about this plane and fotos of the one you plan to build.

Which colors did you buy from which supplier? 

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19 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

It was a pleasure for me that I could help you Mark.

Great progress of the build. Good solution found for the slats! 
Tanks and other items looking spot on.

It‘s really necessary to have literature about this plane and fotos of the one you plan to build.

Which colors did you buy from which supplier? 

i have orderd gunze paint but i will mix the grey.

I have to look up the right numbers.

 

Mark

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still needs work

looks like i still have some filling and sanding to do

but now a bit time to do other stuff for the mirage.

still a long way to go on the figures.

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and one bording ladder done.

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thatsit for now

 

Mark

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