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David Kopielski
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1/48 Airfix Glster Javelin FAW.9/9R

March 27, 2020 · in Aviation · · 4 Comments

This build was the scale kit of the Gloster FAW .9/9R. I used Eduard's Photo etch set and the kit decals. The Javelin is a large aircraft so even in 1/48 scale it takes up some room.The kit is nice in fit and details. All the panel lines are crisp and line up well. The only negative is the decal thickness. It takes a lot of time and effort to get them to conform well.The kit when finished presents well.

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4 responses

  1. Excellent job, my friend. What a lovely looking plane and what a lovely looking model. I have it unbuilt in 1/72, struggling for some time now, not to buy the 1/48. After your work, I don't think I will resist any more...
    All the best!

  2. Very nice. I need one of these and the decals to do the red & white version

  3. Love these early jets! The Javelin looks nice - well done.

  4. Nicely done, a nice looking aircraft!

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