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Kinetic's 1/48 scale
Dassault Super Etendard Modernised

by Michele Mioche

Dassault Super Etendard Modernised


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Description

 

Here is my model of the modernized Super Etendard (SEM). It comes from the 1/48 kit Kinetic "from the box" with the exception of a few details (ejection seat harness, small antennas, brake hoses, etc.).

 

 

This kit is very beautiful with however two important defects:

  • The clear parts of the cockpit are too narrow and must be widened by about 1 mm before being placed on the fuselage.

  • The colors of the decals (Marine and serial number) are too dark (identical to the dark gray of the paint).

I used the white numbers provided that I dyed with a thin layer of very diluted paint. The "MARINE" decal was printed on a white decal sheet.

 

  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
  • Kinetic 1/48 Dassault Super Etendard Modernised by Michele Mioche: Image
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For camouflage, I used Gunze H305 paints for dark gray and H332 + H337 slightly cleared with H338 for light gray.

Note that the instruction sheet is not very clear especially with regard to the installation of external loads.


Model and Text Copyright 2017 by Michele Mioche
Page Created 27 March, 2017
Last Updated 27 March, 2017

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