Syh@rt Decals 1/48 Mirage 2000N '20 Years Mirage 2000N ASMP' 2008 Decal First Look
|Date of Review||August 2012||Manufacturer||Syh@rt Decals|
|Subject||Mirage 2000N '20 Years Mirage 2000N ASMP' 2008||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48064||Pros||Magnificent color scheme for the Mirage 2000C|
|Cons||None noted||Skill Level||Experienced|
Syh@art Decals is an interesting aftermarket decal producer from France that specializes in those special paint schemes worn by NATO aircraft for Tiger Meet, Anniversary, or special Airshow duties. Most of their decal line is produced in 1/48 and 1/72 scale with selected subjects in 1/32 scale also covered.
In this release, we have a spectacular Mirage 2000N of EC1/4 Dauphine from the French Air Force wearing anniversary colors. This subject covers the '20th Anniversary of the Mirage 2000N ASMP' in 2008 celebrating the pairing of the special variant of the Mirage 2000 (no cannon and special radar) with the ASMP nuclear missile. The pair was put into service in 1988 to phase out the aging Mirage IV strike aircraft. When you look at photos of the full-scale subject, all you can do is admire the paint scheme and wish someone would produce the decals for that scheme. Well here they are.
This one subject is reproduced with decals on two sheets. You paint the airframe with the basic red/yellow/gray/blue/black scheme and then place each of the artwork pieces as shown in the instructions. The instructions also provide outlines for masking templates that you can produce from Frisket paper or something similar. The result is going to be very stunning indeed! Note that none of the decals need to be stacked atop one another to replicate a given piece of artwork as done by some other decal makers, even the roundels have their center dots in place in this sheet. Nice work Syh@rt!
For more information about this set and the other releases from Syh@rt Decals, visit their website at http://syhartdecal.fr.
My sincere thanks to Syh@rt Decals for this review sample!