Rafale ‘Export Versions’, Part.1
SyHart 1/48 & 1/72, Ref. 48-918S & 72-918S
For those of us loving the Rafale, it’s quite nice to see that a number of countries are at last showing some interest in this machine. Of course, Rafale is a weapon and we should probably not be so happy to see humankind spending so much money and energy on weapons, but that’s another story. But anyway, if looks only could kill, the Dassault Rafale would have been a hit a lot earlier!
SyHart is just about to release a number of new decal sheets that will please us, Rafale fans… Amongst those are 1/72 and 1/48 decal sheets for export Rafale, with an initial sheet dedicated to Indian, Egyptian and Qatari aircraft. Both references 48-918S and 72-918S come as very comprehensive products, including national markings, lots of choices in terms of tactical markings, ‘export-type’ Rafale stencils and masks; the ‘export’ stencils and masks are being released separately from the national and tactical markings too.
Also being released shortly are stencils for Rafale (and other French aircraft types) weapons and other equipment pods such as Areos, Mica, Exocet, AASM, Damocles,.. and a number of ‘GBU-type’ bombs. This sheet is also available in 1/48 and 1/72 (Ref. 48-916 and 72-916).
Last but no least is a decal sheet for the ‘White Tiger’ Rafale M as seen at the 2017 Tiger Meet. Simply beautiful, and also released in both 1/48 and 1/72.
All in all, some much welcome releases from the prolific French artisan, let’s hope some are in time released in 1/144 too!
Snippet by Domi Jadoul; pictures by SyHart.