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Nils Steyaert (Droopy1984)
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Airbus A400M "Belgian Air Force"

Belgium ordered 7 of these A400M's in the mid-2000's, the first is expected at Melsbroek (Brussels) in 2020.
the kit will be a Revell 1/144 A400M, Belgian decals will be sourced from the spares and serials will be homemade.

Project summary

Title:Airbus A400M "Belgian Air Force"
Scale:1:144
Status:On hold
Timeline:Started on May 6, 2020

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30. October 2015, 13:13
Nils Steyaert
Update:

with the first A400M for Belgium now in the paintshop, i have started looking into serials & roundel decal designing to supplement the kit's stencil decals.

https://twitter.com/AirbusDefence/status/1253692736764612609

from what i can see, the font for the titles and serials would be an "RAF Type 1 font" (RAF_PW_ATH, download here bobsyouruncle.net/font-types.htm )

work is expected to begin as soon as my workbench is clear, should be soon. for the moment, im using the Luxembourg A400 as a reference, as this one will be operated in cooperation with the BAF.
25. April, 09:21
Nils Steyaert
update:

after seeing the new video from airbus, showing the completed Belgian A400M, ive noticed my design for the "Belgian Air Force" titles on the forward fuselage were too big. so i had to shrink them by another 5mm, making them about 32mm long in 144 scale, and those seem to fit alright. serials for the tail seem to be okay to me.

for paint, if i can believe the info from official documents, all A400M's are painted in FS 36173 (which converts to Humbrol 156).
5. May, 17:39

 

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