1/48 Dassault Rafale B
I told you I liked the Rafale! This is the Revell kit of the French Air Force 2 seat model issued in 2008. I snagged it at a vendors table at the Butch O’Hare IPMS show in suburban Chicago this past November. The kit includes a set of six GBU-12 LGBs, 1250liter fuel tanks, Mica and Magic AA missiles, and two Scalp cruise missiles. I elected to arm it with the cruise missiles, Mica AA missiles, and three 2000liter tanks that I swapped out from the Rafale M kit. The model is painted with Humbrol enamels. The Tigermeet decals came with the kit and didn’t inspire confidence due to their matte finish and brittle appearance. I really wanted to use them, though. I got them to conform with several brush coats of Future. Future is my decal set of choice for most applications. A blast of dull coat finished it off. That’s it for the Rafales…thanks for looking.
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