Super Etendard Modernise by Kinetic in 1/48.
One of my all-time jet favourites, it somehow just looks so right to me that I couldn’t put off building one any longer. Kinetic looked good although the instructions were a bit short on detail. The ‘net more than made up for it though, with a huge number of excellent reference pictures. The build was pretty straightforward & I chose the simplest colour scheme in the interests of expediency. Decals were excellent although I baulked at putting on all the tiny, almost invisible ones, especially as the eyes are not quite up to the old standards. The French do make ‘pretty’ fighters don’t they? This one’s from Aeronavale Flotille 17 as she was in Afghanistan in 2008.
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