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Revell 1/48 Rafale B Tiger

January 14, 2023 · in Aviation · 16 · 1K

Hi everyone.
I hope I don't end up boring you silly with my pictures but since taking the plunge into adding models to the imodeler site I feel that I have a bit more drive to complete some more kits 🙂 Thank you.
A display by the Rafale at Duxford a few years ago had me wanting to build Revells Rafale in tiger markings. And what a kit flawless fit and a great looking model when completed with eye catching markings.
Happy modelling everyone

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  1. Nice work, Guy. Rafale is my favorite modern jet and you did this one justice.

    • Hi John. Thank you 🙂
      Could not agree more easily the best looking modern jet. Don't quite think the F-35 stacks up for good looks compared to the Rafale.

  2. A Rafale, beautifully made: what is not to like? Congratulations, Guy!
    Splendid job!

  3. I know what Tony the Tiger would saw……’LOOKS GRRRRRREAT!’
    Keep boring us Guy.
    Amazing work on this French beauty.

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  4. @thom - beautiful work Guy. The decal work looks flawless and must have been a challenge. I really like the panel lining as well. Looks used without being overly dirty. Very nice!

  5. Keep them coming, Guy, what a lovely tiger. We’re just coming to the end of the year of the tiger here in China, starting next weekend it’s the year of the rabbit, not quite so exciting.

  6. I agree, keeps the builds coming. I’ll admit I’m not up on all the modern warbirds, and not familiar with the Rafale so thanks for sharing. Great work!


  7. The Rafale is the best-looking contemporary jet. Nice work on the decals for an interesting scheme.

  8. Everything looks great on this build, Guy @thom
    The Tigermeet scheme is really nice.

  9. Looks like you nailed Guy, really nice job with the panel lining, not overly done IMHO.

  10. Wow, awesome panel line wash, weathering and detail; especially the ejection seats and cockpit. Looks solid, very eye-appealing model!

  11. That is a fantastic build - the paint and weathering work are excellent. Well done!

  12. Hello Guy, sharp finish. As mentioned above, the panel lines and weathering most be as near realistic as you can get. Still wonder why we (Dutch) opted for a non proven F-35. This aircraft has proven itself in all kind of theaters around the world. Besides that, it is a lot cheaper. Yes I know, "not a 5th generation airframe".
    Regards, Dirk

  13. G'day Guy (@thom),

    I agree with Tom (@tcinla), the Rafale is the sexiest of the modern jets.

    Your build does it justice.


    P.S. You can see my Rafale build here:

    • Hiya Michael,

      Great build on your what if Rafale.
      Must admit to having a sneaky regret that we wont see a Rafale in RAF markings.

      Or maybe we will in 1/48 th 😊

  14. Great build, Guy. This is a very nice Tiger Meet scheme!

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