1/48 Monogram Mirage 2000

Gallery Article by Darius Aibara on Aug 25 2003

 

This is the result of a refurbishment of this model that was originally built out of the box as an Exocet carrier.  

 

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For the refurb I used the Eduard photo-etched detail set, a spare ejection seat and Carpena decals for an aircraft based at Dhahran in Saudi Arabia in 1991.  I re-worked the Exocets to look like the Matra missiles in the photos in the Aerospace Publications book "Gulf Air War Debrief".

I faired in the cockpit forward glazing and the wings with filler - the original joints being awfully visible!

Darius Aibara

      

Photos and text by Darius Aibara