Sunday, 22 July 2012
[Kit Review] - Revell 1/144 - Alpha Jet "Patrouille de France" -
A recent re-release of a Revell kit which was becoming hard to find, the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet.
Nice little kit you to the usual Revell standards except for a real lack of decent cockpit and a strange banana effect on the tail. Checking against line art this is almost perfect and it molded in a blue, a first for me. Notice the end of the fuselage, the tail points up, the strange "banana effect".
Most the panel lines are present and correct, for an older kit from Revell i was surprised that the detail of the panel lines is still on par with there newer kit, but the newer kits have better interior detail and are design to be assembled easier.
Only one scheme to paint "Patrouille de France" but you can model all the 10 of them. Revell needs to release a 1/144 Hawk like this "Red Arrow" style.
Decals, white on light blue not the greatest for taking a photo of, like how all the white markings can be decals, makes it easier to paint.
Noting going to model the scheme myself but was i a model shop and never like to leave empty handed.