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WIP: 1/72 Heller Mirage IIIE – Argentinean Air Force

Heller Mirage IIIE 1/72 Argentina Air Force

Heller Mirage IIIE 1/72 Argentina Air Force

Ever wanted to have a model for which the readily available kits in the market where old and crude, and by the time you invested a lot of time trying to bring the kit to current standards somebody else came and released a new mold of it?.

Yeah… this is a lot like that.

A few weeks ago when I decided I couldn’t wait for somebody to come with a new mold Mirage IIIE in 1/72 (but pretty much applies to any scale now) I took my Heller Mirage III and started bashing it up and down, re-scribing and trying to improve all its short-comings.

What do you know, HP came out and released their new mold kit with a gazillion options for pretty much any and all main descendants of the Mirage IIIE in all recced panel glory (check Drewe Maton’s detailed review on his blog). Anyways, I was way to deep in this project to back up now, so I’ll just follow through.

Heller Mirage IIIE 1/72 Argentina Air Force

My original intention was to depict a Malvinas/Falklands Argentinean Mirage but I’ll save my Condor Decals Falklands options for the HP Mirage IIIE. This one will be a late Mirage IIIEA in all gray air-superiority scheme in a very late CAP load (AIM-9P + 1300 Lt tanks, no Matra 530s).

Heller Mirage IIIE 1/72 Argentina Air Force

I hope you like what you see here, and if you do any comments will boost my stamina into finishing this pup (pun most definitely intended).

Heller Mirage IIIE 1/72 Argentina Air Force

 

 

José Teixidó
Cat herder, pollite as fuck and all around pain in the ass

5 thoughts on “WIP: 1/72 Heller Mirage IIIE – Argentinean Air Force

  1. Estoy haciendo un Dagger y estoy en las mismas José, ahora que vi la tobera del tuyo hicimos lo mismo!! solo que yo le agregue petalos al interior y use la misma técnica que usaste con la tobera de F-104 solo que yo use una de F-4.

    Ahora en la cabina te va dar ataque!! yo estoy usando fotograbado de Aires y sillón de Pavla
    http://www.1001modelkits.com/dassault-mirage-iii-model-kit/3664-re-released-dassault-mirage-iii-designed-to-be-assembled-with-model-kits-from-heller-1-72-airwaves-accessories-72117.html

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