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Rafale - Paint done
« on: April 08, 2019, 07:30:48 pm »
Yep fourth 'What If' Rafale, and as this is written no idea t all how it will look at the end of the process !






Is the Brotherhood of the Rafale reborn ???? - Who can say.

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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 03:12:49 am »
no idea t all how it will look at the end of the process !
Maybe the fuselage will be replaced by the coffee cup, no? ;D
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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 02:09:51 pm »
no idea t all how it will look at the end of the process !
Maybe the fuselage will be replaced by the coffee cup, no? ;D


Pretty sure that isn't how this one will end-up, Christophe  :mellow:

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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 02:35:46 pm »
Looking forward to seeing what you do Ian, I have done three wiff Rafale's, and have another in the stash. I didn't really like them to begin with, but they grew on me.
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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 03:01:39 pm »
I saw one of these (single seat) made up as a RNZAF replacement for the A4....looked great
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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 08:56:26 pm »
no idea t all how it will look at the end of the process !
Maybe the fuselage will be replaced by the coffee cup, no? ;D
Pretty sure that isn't how this one will end-up, Christophe  :mellow:
Yes, I was just joking. ;)
While… years ago I made a rather crazy Rafale: biplane twin-plane:
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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 01:38:45 am »
I saw one of these (single seat) made up as a RNZAF replacement for the A4....looked great


Nahhhh they got that wrong, the A-4 replacement was always going to be the AMX !!

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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 01:53:35 am »
Ian, have you thought about switching the wings - moving the wing forward and making the canards be horizontal stabilizers?  I don't think anyone's done that .... yet.  ;)
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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 02:59:27 am »

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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 11:50:41 pm »
With the exception of the cockpit, all the sub-assemblies are in place.



And as usual there is a yawning chasm betwixt the intakes and the lower fuselage, and on the chine below the cockpit... Yaaayyy  :angry:




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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2019, 05:49:17 am »
Cant wait to see the result !  Do you have links To your first 3 Rafale whifs ?  I did not find them
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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2019, 01:30:11 pm »
Not any more.... last one (Greek single seater) was six years ago - I recently re-found the model and did some new photos, if anyone is interested I will throw them into this thread.




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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2019, 02:26:38 pm »

Not any more.... last one (Greek single seater) was six years ago - I recently re-found the model and did some new photos, if anyone is interested I will throw them into this thread.

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Of COURSE we're interested in seeing another 'Ian masterpiece'!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 12:55:10 am »
Pit painted and installed:









Next, getting the (reluctant) fuselage halves together...  :rolleyes:

Stay tuned, best from NZ.

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Re: Rafale - yes another one !
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 03:01:29 am »
Quick and dirty phone photo:

Well it's together and there's a shed-load of filling and blending under that surfacer coat, but it is now ready for primer.




Thanks for looking and commenting so far - have a great weekend everyone.

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