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Mirage 2000 gear door position question

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I am building the 1/48 Heller Mirage 2000 kit and I came to the point of attaching the gear doors. The instructions call out for the main gear inner doors and the front gear back doors down .But when I looked at pictures of the real aircraft, looks like they are up. Is the Heller instructions wrong?

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I recently completed the same kit (coming soon to a website near you!) and found the same problem. The trouble is, the doors don't fit at all well if you try to mount them closed. Even if you fettle the edges, they're still not curved correctly to match the underside of the fuselage. I gave up and did something else that appears in a lot of photos: I left them ajar.

Closing the doors also helps to hide the very plain undercarriage bays. However, the outer door is attached to the leg and so doesn't close. You may want to add a bit of detailing in the outer portion of the bay too.

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