1/48 Dassault Rafale M
This is the very nicely molded Revell kit. The Rafale is my favorite modern jet and the kit has been in my stash for years. I waited to build it until I found an eye catching set of markings to liven up all of that gray. Xtradecals 48-001 “World AirPower Update” solved that problem with this anniversary scheme. I built it mostly out of the box and closed the canopy because I thought it would be a shame to break up the plane’s graceful lines with it opened. Truthfully, there isn’t much to see in the cockpit. It is dark gray/black and is dominated with digital display screens. Even the seats are 99% black. It really reminds me of a sports car interior! I blanked off the intakes with plastic card and painted them black. The only thing I added besides the decals were two 1250liter drop tanks from the Revell Rafale B kit, which are appropriate for this scheme. This kit comes with the larger 2000liter tanks. I painted it with Humbrol enamels. And I just realized that I should have toned down the national roundels with a gray overspray, but forgot…next time😂
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