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1/32nd Mirage 2000D - Update 7th Aug

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It has been a long time since I did any modelling after caring for my father with my family for the best part of 18 months. I bought both the Mirage 2000C and the 2000D as I have always had a soft spot for Mirages. Along the way I have collected a fair bit of AM. Most importantly at this stage the amazing Mirage crew from Reedoak, the ejector seats from Eric Jolly and the Quinta Studios 3D decals for the cockpit.


I started with what I imagine will be the hardest part for me the figures as I am not figure painter. To go with the figures I also assembled and painted the cockpit.


To start with we have the cockpit sides, sprayed very dark gray and black and some chipping for wear and tear. Everything was brush painted with a matt GX varnish afterwards.






First off was the ejector seats from Eric Jolly - I added some additional small details (cables etc) and the Quinta seat cushions and signage.






Then I got down to starting with the figures using this video as an inspiration for techniques. 




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Second phase working on the main cockpit areas and additional work on the figures. These are Eric Jolly cockpit pieces with Quinta details.




More details added to the figures and placed onto the ejector seats with additional belt details.






Note I did a bit of hacking to get the pilots legs in!



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Hello Crobinsonh, 

Your visual presentation in a video of painting was superb... one gets it.!!

I think your "monochrome " technique (using black and white ) is pretty good; and  using this technique allows you to layer the effects of wear, dirt and even chipping if you needed  in a much simpler way using the black and white technique as you did. 

Your video showed that  once your application of  translucent  base colors  are applied, each part (or subject) automatically  acquired a three- dimensional volume and layered (weathering) effects. 



Artists in the family used the same method as shown in your video.

:yahoo:  :wub:

Your Figures look very real and the flesh tones etc are STUNNING.

Cockpit, pilots et al are done IMPECCABLY. 




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Did some more work a couple of weeks ago to keep the Mirage 2000D moving :-)


First the kit nose u/c and the first part of the main wheel wells.




Now the resin parts for the engine. I apologise for the iPhone shots in natural light. You can just about see the detail in the main part of the engine.






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