Bob Typhoon! Nice to meet you.
When I first saw a photo of the Eurofighter FGR4 in the 75th anniversary Battle of Britain colors, I immediately put having a model of that plane on my want list. Eventually I picked up a Revell 1/72 Eurofighter and found the Caracal Models decal sheet. They sat in the stash for quite a while as seems to happen so often after the initial enthusiasm for a project wanes when it takes more time than expected to get the materials.
My friend Dennis’s amazing work on his F-35 inspired me to get started on this one. While the model has a great load of ordinance and good detail, a large number of parts had flash on them and some parts, especially the canopy, did not fit all that great, and the wing surfaces had some sink marks. This was kind of disappointing for a modern Revell Germany offering. Oh well, sometimes modeling skill is required.
The Caracal decals were great, although I think the blue is a bit too bright on the roundels. But, maybe the real one is bright too? Well, it’s done now so it is what it is and that makes 12 kits completed so far this year.
11 additional images. Click to enlarge.