Thomas, your M51 is looking great. I hadn't realised just how different a beast they were to the usual wartime M4's! Looking forward to the finished result.
My hunt for the Hunter has proven fruitless. I know it is one of the dozen or so packing boxes still to unbox from my house move, but no sign of it yet.
I have however found an Airfix Mirage IIIC that I will build instead.
I think we all know this kit so I won't waste time describing it in detail. It's an old kit that has been around for as long as the Mirage itself. Basic interior and raised lines but looks like what it should be. I've yet to compare it with plans, but I hardly see the point except for curiosity. I'll simply build this OOB just to complete it for the campaign and get it out of the stash. I can live with it's faults. The included weapons are a centreline Matra R511 missile and underwing JL100 rocket/fuel pods. Neither of which were used by the IDF, so I'll build her clean.
I've got a good selection of decals from DP Casper's Operation Moked and Isradecals Mirage IIIC/B sheets and some stencils from Almark.
Main references are Ospreys Mirage and Nesher Aces and Histoire & Collections Mirage family. Quite an interesting little book, packed full of profiles and details for every major Mirage variant and user.
Should be a fun little build.