I love this plane. It's a short-haul 8 seater first flown in 1934 and I think it carries a touch of Art Deco about it. In fact, i don't think it would look out of place in the Batman animated series (whose style, the creators referred to as 'Dark Deco'). I like it so much, I decided to build a model and managed to source a small kit in France. The instructions were in French (obviously) and black and white - which meant the colour paint guide was in various shades of grey. I spent weeks building it and a whole week alone was spent applying the rigging wires to the wings and tail (I used fly-tier's twine). It gave me an inkling of what it must be like to perform keyhole surgery. After applying the paint and decals, I stood back and groaned. The colour was meant to be matte aluminium, not grey. Still, since then I've discovered that there are some companies with grey livery that used the Rapide. A pity the decals don't contrast very well with it though.