For an idea of what is eligible here is a good list, which will provide plenty of opportunities for a subject:
Note: even though some of those operations start before and/or finish after the above period, GB subject must have been deployed after start of August 1990 to be eligible, and it must be a combat zone where actual combat occurred, even if the subject did not actively participate i.e. patrol, recon, sentry, etc. If in doubt, check with the admins.
No part started kits, must be a new build. Please post a photo of the unstarted kit contents and a date reference as the first post in your build thread
TOPIC: MMC 1/48 Dasault Rafale B. Mali.
MMC 1/48 Dasault Rafale B. Mali.
4 months 2 weeks ago #1
Nice. Had not even heard of Operation Serval before now, so I'm now educated on another largely unknown (to me anyway) conflict. Amazing how many "small" wars there have been in between all the other "major" ones.
Jason, when you built the 'M', did you use the fuselage missile pylons alongside the engines?
This kit doesn't have them, but I have seen aircraft picrures in theatre with them and carrying missiles.
Wouldn't mind compensating you if you have them still.
Mentioned that I've built three of these kits, and the biggest 'issue' that I found regardless of boxing, was the attachment of the main landing gear which has to be done before painting & final assembly. The instructions are really vague for this, so take-your-time and do a lot of dry fitting before committing to glue.
Also the definition of the radome is really poor. It joins on to the main fuselage immediately in front of the windshield, but the radome is about 6 or 7mm further forward - the number of times you see this painted incorrectly II
Found this old pic of my Greek Rafale from 2013 you can just make-out the actual position of the radome line.
Apparently you have to have something with the time/date on with the box content photo before you build............
Don't make the mistake I did and just crack in to it or you won't be able to enter it either
Damn, it's been a long time between drinks.
Rounded up al my aftermarket, poor wallet. Now I will need to get on with getting on.
Resin. French weapons and seats
Decals for serials and insignias and a metal refuelling probe tip.
Everything I wanted has arrived so the rest is up to me.