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Alistair Gauld
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Airfix 1/72 Gloster Meteor FR.9 Club Edition

March 1, 2023 · in Aviation · · 26 · 0.7K

A nice, if tricky little kit.
The tolerances are very tight and not being too precise with the placement of some of the early parts makes it a little harder further down the line.
In saying that it goes together well and builds up nicely.

Primed with Neutral Grey,
Painted with Colourcoats Dark Sea Grey, Dark Green and PRU Blue, Tamiya Nato Black, Flat Aluminium, Flat White and Rubber Black.
Washes used were Citadel Seraphim Sepia, Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade, Flory Dark Dirt, Lifecolor Road Dust.
Oils used from Windsor & Newton.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Satin Varnish.

Thanks for looking,

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26 responses

  1. Nice to see a completed well done example of the new Airfix kit. Were those white intakes done with masking or a decal? If it was masking, that's one tough job.

    • The intakes were masked and carefully sprayed with white.
      I cut some 0.7mm strips of tape on my Infini Cutting Board and then used ordinary tape to cover up the rest of the bits that might have caught some overspray

  2. Wow, very nice build with a beautiful camouflage! I think the FR9 version is the nicest Meteor with its long nose. I do hope Airfix will release it for everyone eventually.

  3. Great looking Meteor! That white trim really sets it off nicely. Well done!

  4. That's some very nice work, @alistairfgauld, and a really good result. Nice to see what this new kit looks like.

    Due to the wonders of CAD, we're all having to learn that hamfisted modeling will now get you sent to your room without supper. 🙂

  5. Another superb result, Alistair!
    I go with Greg for the nice white trim.
    Well done!

  6. Beautifu result, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Great scheme with some color accents which clearly give it something extra.

  7. Nice work. One of my favourite planes .

  8. Nice work, a great looking Meteor. This is an eye catching build!

  9. Great Meatbox, Alistair!

  10. Nicely done Alistair, looks good.

  11. I always like Meteors, and this one is especially nice.

  12. Very well done Ali @alistairfgauld! 😁 Man, that Meteor is a beauty! 🍻

  13. looks really good! Unusual paiting.

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