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Posted by shanesmadhouse | Aug 29, 2011 @ 07:35 AM | 4,423 Views
Well all the stars were aligned a few months ago when I saw a Guiliani Mirage 2000 EDF for sale. Well price was right and this would save me heart ache of getting via building my first EDF.

Straight away I knew the cosmetic differences between a 2000 and a RAAF Mirage IIIO were slight so taking the bull by the horns I started shaping and sanding the differences into the model. Withing a month I had a Mirage IIIO well very stand off ish scale and squint those eyes a little. Building went well with a few minor mishaps as we all expect when building then the toughest decision as too what colour to paint the plane. I remember with fond memories watching the French Lady flying in the late 80s around Amberley QLD when they would visit and I loved the shape of the ladies.

I was hard pressed to either do a camo paint either green, light grey or on of the other varieties that were painted. Well I put it to a vote on here and a vast number opted for the ARDU (Aircraft Research and Development Unit) fanta orange plane.
A little bit of research and soon I was getting the paint sorted then decals had to be sourced which was easier than I though.

Final version I think looks some what fantastic, just hope she does not have a demise like 40 odd real Mirages the RAAF had crashing.

Hope you like the paint job as I had a ball bringing it too you.

Cheers and happy flying.

Shane