1/48 Italeri Mirage 50EV

Gallery Article by RSK48, Rafael on July 29 2020



Mirage 50EV, Venezuela Air Force
Continuing with the commemoration in 2020, of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force.

At the end of the eighties, a deep modernization of the entire existing Venezuelan Mirage began. These modifications included new avionics, modification of aerodynamics and the power plant. The Venezuelans Mirage IIIEV and 5V, single-seaters, were converted to Mirage 50EV and the Mirage 5DV to Mirage 50DV two-seater.

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Italeri Mirage IIIE model in 1/48 scale, was used to construct Venezuelan Mirage 50EV. Aftermarket parts, from Eagle Design were used: nose, exhaust, canard fins, and pilot cabin; other small details such as lights on the wings, canard of the stabilizers were scratchbuilt, as well as the missile Exocet AM-39 (made with plastic tube, cards and wood). 

The paint is acrylic by Model Master. Decals some are homemade, and others from the model.

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Photos and text by RSK48, Rafael