Second attempt. A better result, having discovered the mine fields the hard way the first venture down the trail. The secret to the Meteor is: glue the nose cap halves to their respective fuselage halves before further assembly, to get […]
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My first Meteor, 1/72 Airfix, finished in Humbrol enamels with Tamiya X22 over kit and Aussie decals from the spares box, X22 + X21 over all, flown by 1 Aircraft Depot RAAF from 06-1946 to 02-1947 when it was scrapped […]
My second Meteor, 1/72 Matchbox, I made a few small modifications, finished in MM enamels with Tamiya X22 over kit and Aussie decals from the spares box, flown by the Weapons Research Establishment RAAF between 1953 and 1955.
By 1947, the Meteor fighter had been in production slightly more than four years, with an airframe that was much the same as the original prototype, other than extensions of the engine nacelles which had been accomplished with the F.Mk.4 […]
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 […]
My third Meteor, 1/72 Xtrakit, with Pavla MB1 seat, finished in Humbrol enamel 11, 19, Tamiya X14 and details in Model Master metalizers with Red Roo decals and Future.
New announcement from Airfix: 1/48 Meteor F. Mk.8 in 1/48! http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/5641/
Xtrakit 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8 Amongst my all-time favourite aircraft are several 50’s jets – including the F-86, Hawker Hunter and Gloster Meteor. Xtrakit’s 1/72 Meteor kit was a re-boxed MPM tooling, and looked great in the box with finely […]
First, I’d like to say a big thank you to my good friend Craig for posting this for me. For some reason, despite Martin’s determined efforts to solve the problem, I’m currently unable to post new articles. Anyway, as you […]
Here are photos of my 1/32 Gloster Meteor F.8 as flown by Pilot Officer Geoff Collins, 77Sqn RAAF, Kimpo Korea, 1952 during the Korean War. For some history and info about Geoff, have a look at this link. http://www.radschool…ol34/Page10.htm The […]