Meteor Prototype DG202
This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale Meteor F.1. I made this when it was first released 18 years ago (1997). It came in for a lot of criticism at the time because it had air brakes, and the Meteor F.1 had none. It transpired that Tamiya had based their kit on the Meteor F.1 at the RAF Museum Cosford. This Meteor had had its wing replaced after an engine malfunction with a wing that did have air brakes. Tamiya corrected the wing, and re- released the kit with the correct F.1 wing. This model is based on the Meteor at Cosford. I also made a mistake on my model (there’s more than one I’m sure). But this particular one, I didn’t notice until I had put the decals on. It was too late to change then. No prizes for anyone who can see it.
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