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Heller's 1/48 scale
Dassault Mirage IIIB
in IDF Service x 2

by Rafi Ben-Shahar

Mirage IIIB in IDF Service


Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here are my two Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIBs in IDF schemes.

The models represent two of the four aircraft in the IDF service.

 

 

Heller's Mirage III is a basic model with minimal detailing and raised panel lines. Nonetheless, it captures the sleek lines of the delta jet well.

 

 

The model with the added canard arrangement depicts an aircraft that was used for early trials during the development of the Kfir.

 

 

I added Pavla's ejection seats to enhance cockpit detailing. You would want to display this model with an open canopy because the fit of canopy to the fuselage is poor.

 

  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
  • Heller 1/48 Mirage IIIB in IDF by Rafi Ben-Shahar: Image
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Unfortunately, the model is plagued with fit issues, but the end result is worth the effort.


Model and Text Copyright 2018 by Rafi Ben-Shahar
Page Created 15 June, 2018
Last Updated 14 August, 2018

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