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So to go with my Asas de Portugal Alpha Jet I'm doing a Patrouille de France one too! 

 

The kit is the standard Revell one - I've got a lot of these floating around and they make a decent Alpha. The decals come from Caracal which I believe gives enough for 2 complete aircraft. But I have 3 Alpha Jets and some other decals in a Heller anniversary box I got when I was a kid in France on holiday, so I may well do 3 in the end!

 

Most of you are probably fully aware of the Patrouille de France. They're one of the best display teams (and my joint favourite) in the world. They've flown the Alpha Jet for since 1981 now and their paint scheme hasn't changed much bar their tails which have changed over time to reflect anniversaries of the Armee de l'Air or of France. 

 

 

As per my other builds, I didn't take any photos of the before and after...so it's mainly pictures during painting and decals that I'll have to offer. When I do my next Alpha Jet I'll actually take construction pictures (though it normally only takes me half an hour)! So far I've painted the wings and some of the fuselage...not much else! More to come soon!

 

 

Wings and some centre complete.

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Alongside it's colleagues.

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Edited by Lexicon

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I'm in Malta at the moment (air show tomorrow - woo-hoo) but I had a small update before I went away. Did some painting at my local model club. Only got the pic with my two other WIPs. 

 

Three aircraft in the process.

 

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