Dassault Mirage M-2000D Kinetic 1/48 Art:George Roidis

Dassault Mirage M-2000D  French Air Force 







The engine exhaust comes from aires. You need to remove some internal structural protrusion, although they have a good fit. The post-export area was painted, using a mix of colors ... I used Mr. Metal Color Iron as the base color and the stainless steel dryer in the same row. After that I put a little black oil to bring the details to the immediate effect. The inner rings of the afterburner were painted using Mr. Metal Color bronz and a mixture of aluminum and stainless steel.



  After completing the basic construction I have prepared the model for the painting process. Wash with soap and water to remove any residue from my hands. The first stage started by spraying Mig Ammo primer. Thin gray primer. Using the primers we can detect any defects in our models and prepare the surface for the colors.
  The next step is to give a shaded result, using the preshade technique. I used the Mig Ammo's tire color (Black) to do it.
   I also sprayed aluminum on the wheel wells and the area of ​​the flaps and flames on the aircraft's spine. After that, I covered these 2 areas to reveal them and treat them later in the build.
  The painting process began by painting the model using Gunze's acrylics. My method on this was using white, so that there was a nice edge between the 2 colors of the cammo. For the green I used the Gunze H330 and the blue gray a mixture of H331 and H42 in the 70/30 ratio. The different shades and highlights came from using the basic color with a few drops of matte white Tamiya.
  After finishing the paint job I gave the whole model 2 hands pure lacquer from the Ammo range.
  Brassin's GBU-24 is also sprayed with a gray Ammo primer before the various pieces are assembled
  After mounting the stickers throughout the model, the operation began with a mixture of 3 PLW washes (equal amounts) ... PLW Orange Brown, PLW Black Night and PLW Neutral Brown on the model lines. Allow 2 hours to dry, then remove the excess with a cotton swab and a little thinner to help with cleaning. The model is ready to undergo further processing
  Fuel tanks painted with the same colors used on the aircraft. The stinging effect was with the Ammo fluid and it was really easy to achieve! Just spray some metallic paint first, apply the cutting fluid, allow it to dry for an hour, spray the paint and after 20-30 minutes, lightly carve the area you want with a relatively tough brush ... You're ready !!!
  Representing the blades' oil spills and various aircraft gauges, I used the Ammo Streaking results and then shaped them using wet cotton in the direction of the airflow. (or the brush) on a cotton towel before you use it because you will completely remove the liquid.
  To illustrate the dust that the M-2000D had while operating in Afghanistan, I decided to apply the Ammo pigment Airfield Dust to the entire model. I used a flat brush to do it. The only thing you could see was the change in color tone and no sign. After that I tried to represent the area the powder used to glue because of the fat. I did this by mixing a sufficient amount of aerosol pigment powder with some diluents. Then with a brush, it gave it some shape. For the darker core, a little dark brown was sprayed.
  Eventually I sprayed the model with a satin varnish from Ammo. I did this because of the movement of the dyes. Allow it to dry for at least 4-6 hours before touching it.
























Art:George Roidis