login   |    register
Modern (1975-today)
Discuss the modern aircraft age from 1975 thru today.
Hosted by Kevin Brant
Mirage 2000-5 - KITTY HAWK 1/32
KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 03:24 AM UTC
Hello guys,

Here is the kit I got on my bench.

It is still a WIP although I started bulding it in January.

A bit of scratchbuilding is required to put this kit to the 2000-5 standard I am after.



















































Next very soon

KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 03:28 AM UTC
Some progress on the engine
























KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 03:34 AM UTC
Following with the build





























Paint is coming !!!







































Next step incoming !
KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 03:41 AM UTC
Here are the paints I used. They match pretty well the french camouflage







































KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 03:47 AM UTC
And then I started the Front landing gear.

It needs detailing. Wires and stuff...



4000 litres of kerosene add some weight so...
















And now, wires and hoses !!!!!!




















Here is where I am in the build.

I will update you as soon as I can.

Cheers from France,

Richard
litespeed
Staff MemberNews Writer
AEROSCALE
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: October 15, 2009
KitMaker: 1,872 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 10:04 AM UTC
Brilliant build so far Richard
SHAKY962
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 730 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 10:37 AM UTC
Excellent work!!!!!!
redcap
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 06, 2005
KitMaker: 733 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 12:23 PM UTC
Brilliant work and finish Richard and isn't the M-2000 a lovely looking aeroplane.

I have picked up some great tips here for when I do their D/N version of this kit.

Thanks for sharing your tremendous work and efforts.
Gary

ColinEdm
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
ARMORAMA
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,312 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 02:05 AM UTC
All I can say is WOW! Amazing work!
chrispap
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Thessaloniki, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: August 30, 2016
KitMaker: 62 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 04:42 AM UTC
Masterpiece!!!
KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 09:17 AM UTC
Thank you very much guys !

I am currently working on the rear landing gear.

New update coming soon.

Cheers

Richard
KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:57 PM UTC
Hello guys,

Here is an update of my 1/32 Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000 build.

90% done now.

It is a very good kit.


























It really starts looking like a Mirage 2000-5 now



















That's it for today folks !

Take care and stay home

Richard
litespeed
Staff MemberNews Writer
AEROSCALE
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: October 15, 2009
KitMaker: 1,872 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 05:45 AM UTC
Brilliant work Richard, those close ups are particularly stunning. You would be forgiven mistaking them for the real thing
Blucop
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: January 03, 2005
KitMaker: 270 posts
ModelGeek: 1 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 09:08 AM UTC
Richard, Did you use the kit decals or did you have an aftermarket sheet?
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,894 posts
ModelGeek: 25 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 09:24 AM UTC
Ooooh lā lā! C'est vraiement magnifique!
KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 04:22 AM UTC
Hi,


Quoted Text

Richard, Did you use the kit decals or did you have an aftermarket sheet?



I used both the kits' and an aftermarket decal sheet by FFSMC in France. You can find these on their ebay store.

And now I am calling the Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000-5F done

A bit more than 4 months from the end of december to may 8, 2020 which is quite fast per my standards.

The last details took a long while. It was my 1st 32nd kit thats probably the reason why. But this kit made me love this scale ! Won't be my last in 1:32.

Extensive pics below










































Cheers !!!

Richard
magnusf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 1,896 posts
ModelGeek: 6 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 05:59 AM UTC
Richard! Just beautiful! I so wish there was a good Mirage 2000 in 1/72...

We usually spend the summers in the south of France and get to see quite a lot of Mirages, the house is overlooking a valley and they actually pass below us every now and then. They are usually 2000N but the fighter version is something special!

Well done!



Magnus
SF-07-18D
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Madrid, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: December 19, 2016
KitMaker: 361 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 09:23 AM UTC
Very nice and clean work. The front landing gear is a state-of-the-art.

Hats off!
basco
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Solothurn, Switzerland
Joined: September 24, 2006
KitMaker: 146 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 05:43 PM UTC
fantastic!

how long have you been working on it?
KeroJP8
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 439 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:17 PM UTC
Thank you very much guys !


Quoted Text

fantastic!

how long have you been working on it?



I spent approximately 150+ hours building it.
Started the build december 25, 2019 (as soon as I got it for Xmas ) and was done by May 8th 2020.



Richard
SteveAndrews
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 16, 2010
KitMaker: 663 posts
ModelGeek: 120 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 06:38 AM UTC
Hi Richard,

Congratulations on a fabulous build of a lovely plane. I'm a Brit living across the border in Switzerland. I have a soft spot for anything with a delta wing and having wrestled with Italeri's Mirage IIIC some time ago I have extra admiration for a job well done.

What's next?

Bon soiree!

Steve.
SpeedyJ
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 1,521 posts
ModelGeek: 4 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 01:14 AM UTC
Superbe.
Bookmarked some detailing tips I will certainly use in the future.
Well done and a lovely bird to have in your collection I guess.
Hats off for you, Sir.