MIRAGE IIIO(A) A3-81


Heller 1/72 Mirage IIIO(A) A3-81, 75 SQN Malaysia


by Thomas Ng


Introduction


Serial No
A3-81
Mirage type
Mirage IIIO(A)
Based at
75 Sqn, RAAF Butterworth, Malaysia (Circa 1977)
Scheme
3 colors lizard scheme with temporary yellow bands for aerial combat training
Reference
Various Internet photos
Kit
1/72 Heller IIIE (OOB) with some modifications done including; rescribing the raised panel lines on the whole kit, the instrument panel came in blank and Heller did not provide any decal for the panel so detail added with plastic cards and extra detail added on the ejection seat with 2 parts putty.  Paints from the Gunze RAF Color set- Ocean Grey over Dark Green.  Microscale Decals used; the yellow triangle on the wings was taken from Microscale decal but the yellow tail was painted.  White serials from spares since Microscale do not provide them.  The R530 Missile was taken from Hasegawa Mirage F1 kit.

 

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