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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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18 responses to 1/48 Dassault Rafale B

  1. Nicely finished, John…..a real “eye-catcher” – 🙂

  2. Oh yes, absolutely fantastic! You managed very well with the decals. Love it!

  3. Looks great! Well done.

  4. Another neat build John ! The tiger scheme would scare the heck out of me if I was an enemy ! Thanks again for sharing your work !

  5. The decal scheme on your Rafale is excellent indeed…………. The plane turned out very nicely. Well done Sir.

  6. A beautiful build of a beautiful bird! I love it! Must build a Rafale sometime soon!

  7. I love the Tigermeet schemes as well, not too late to enter it into the Year of the Cat group build, it would be a fine addition.

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