RAAF Gloster Meteor F.8, 1/48 by Airfix
June 23, 2016 in Aviation
According to my references, A77-157 was delivered to the RAAF in Korea in February, 1952 & survived the conflict to meet its fate as a target drone in Woomera, South Australia in September 1969. Late production Meteors were equipped with fully clear canopies & enlarged air intakes & some earlier machines were retrofitted as was -157. Fortunately all the necessary options are provided in the kit, as is the DF aerial cover on the fuselage. The only extras added are the two whip aerials which are stretched sprue. Decals are from the box but serials are from an old sheet of RAAF serials, which went on just fine after about 15 years in the spares box! These Meteors were painted ‘High Speed Silver’ for which I mixed Valleho aluminium, a dab of Lifecolor medium sea grey & some Future thinned with water.
Finish coat is Hannants clear satin. Weathering is minimal. Hope you like it.
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