Thursday, 30 August 2012
Revell 1/144 - Dassault / Dornier Alpha Jet - WiP 2 - Assembled
Basically all the meat is now done, got to fit and mask off the canopy and at the very last i will glue the canards on the new resin tail, otherwise i will only accidentally knock them off.
New resin tail fitted from Retrowings to correct the warped end of the fuselage which gave the kit the strange "banana effect". With the Retrowings kit you can choose to replace the entire tail canard as well but i choose to keep the original plastic one which has the same shape as the British style alpha jets.
Was quite easy to fit, simply cut off the end off the tail along a panel line and then this new part fitted inside the hole left and just had to be glued and putty added to fix as discrepancies, very easy and convinced me to start buying new releases from Retrowings.
Think this is one of revells first attempts at a good 1/144 kit before the F-14 came along and imagine that when this was released over ten years ago and was quite the quality 1/144 kit. All went together nicely and has all the panel lines and parts structure which ive come to expect from the modern 1/144 revell kit.