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Hello,

 

This is the beautiful Revell Rafale M converted into a Rafale C. There are many details to modify but the most important is the landing gear.

 

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Hope you like it, cheers

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The French design some really good looking aircraft, and you have made a cracking model of one of them.

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Excellent model. My compliments.

This is what the Dutch Air Force should have bought. I know, fourth generation aircraft.

But, nevertheless it would have done the job. Lots of space for more intricate modifications in near future.

But no, it had to be the never ending (financial) story of the JSF. So enormous expensive, that only 37 can be acquired.

From hundreds of fighters to 37. I wonder how many are operational on any given day.

Time will tell Regards,

Orion / The Netherlands.

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Superbly done mate. Love the subtle weathering. Beautiful canopy and cockpit work.

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The details you've added are great. Always loved the look of that aircraft too. Fantastic effort into that Revell.

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What a cracking model you built!!!

Can you please explain what exately has to be modified to get a desent Rafale C out of the M version from Revell?

I don't know the Rafale in details and what therefore learn from your knowledge.

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Thank you for your comments,

1 hour ago, 819 Squadron said:

What a cracking model you built!!!

Can you please explain what exately has to be modified to get a desent Rafale C out of the M version from Revell?

I don't know the Rafale in details and what therefore learn from your knowledge.

 

Sure!

  • First of  all the landing gear. The forward gear is  totally different (bay, doors), you have to scratch it or grab one from the Rafale B kit. The main gear is also different, I modified the M one.

 

M :

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C:

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  • Wheels are after-market items.

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  • Doors after-market too

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  • The hook has to be replaced as well. 
  • Remove a small antenna located on the top of the vertical stabilizer.
  • Mind the aicraft profile on the ground, the M has a nose high attitude, the C is rather neutral.

Nothing too difficult 

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Very well done!!!! 

I have choice to have build this one or a Revell 1/48 Tyohoon. Does anyine know wich one will be plesantly?

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very nice work and great conversion!

 

turned out pristine!

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Excellent work. Having one of the GBU-12s painted differently is a nice touch.

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On ‎30‎.‎04‎.‎2017 at 11:10 PM, Pelican said:

Thank you for your comments,

 

Sure!

  • First of  all the landing gear. The forward gear is  totally different (bay, doors), you have to scratch it or grab one from the Rafale B kit. The main gear is also different, I modified the M one.

 

M :

932346rafalemenol090of108.jpg

 

C:

683887rafalebtlp103of144.jpg

 

948506rafalec14.jpg

 

  • Wheels are after-market items.

576788rafalec8.jpg

  • Doors after-market too

178259rafalec9.jpg

  • The hook has to be replaced as well. 
  • Remove a small antenna located on the top of the vertical stabilizer.
  • Mind the aicraft profile on the ground, the M has a nose high attitude, the C is rather neutral.

Nothing too difficult 

Thanks for your support and the great and clear pictures.

I have seen a conversion from Musthave for the Rafale C. Is it worth collecting?

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Thanks again, I very much appreciate all your comments.

 

Of course with the MustHave kit it would be much easier if you are lucky enough to collect one.

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that's a lovely model and one to be proud of

 

Andy

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Probably the best Rafale I've seen so far. Really nice paint scheme and you even painted /decaled all these white dots... Great!

 

B.

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Top notch build - like it.

 

Cheers,

Michael

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I think the best Rafale C I have seen yet, superb, I want to do one now! I love how clean you kept it, just like the real thing.

 

David

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Great build.

 

Maybe it's because of having a name like 'Paquette' that influences my opinion but the French make the sexiest looking fighter jets in the world. 

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Beautifully built & great weathering, looking forward to seeing the real thing at Fairford in July.

 

Top notch!

 

Pete

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On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 11:10 PM, Pelican said:

Thank you for your comments,

 

Sure!

  • First of  all the landing gear. The forward gear is  totally different (bay, doors), you have to scratch it or grab one from the Rafale B kit. The main gear is also different, I modified the M one.

 

M :

932346rafalemenol090of108.jpg

 

C:

683887rafalebtlp103of144.jpg

 

 

  • Mind the aicraft profile on the ground, the M has a nose high attitude, the C is rather neutral.

Thanks for these clear photos of the main landing gear!

It does seem that the naval one is not only sturdier, but also shorter...the cylinder between lower scissors link and the "locking" link is hardly present on the M...

What do you think?

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