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Jet Age Museum in Gloucestershire part 2

Dear iModelers! I was thinking about continuing one of my last articles about the Jet Age Museum. During a wonderful road trip through the southwestern part of Britain in 2017, I got the chance to visit the Jet Age Museum in Gloucestershire wher[...]

Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F. 8

Here’s my version of the Airfix Gloster Meteor F. 8. Much has been written about this kit so I won’t bore you with more of the same. This makes kit number four for the year.

Jet Age Museum in Gloucestershire

In his "On This Day" blog, David has recently shown a picture of a Gloster Typhoon, taken at Gloster Factory in 1944. Having a special remembrance to this place, I thought I could show some of my pictures from a UK (Telford/Gloucester) trip in 2[...]

Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.8

Here's my contribution to the "100 Years of the Royal Air Force" Group build. The Airfix kit left me with somewhat mixed feelings - on one hand it is nicely detailed and goes together well for the most part, on the other hand it suffers from a [...]

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 t[...]

From the Shelf of Doom: Special Hobby Gloster E.28/39 “Pioneer” – RAF/100

As a result of collaboration between jet engine inventor Frank Whittle and W.George Carter, Chief Designer at Gloster Aircraft, the company was chosen on February 3, 1940 to create and produce the first British jet-powered aircraft. Built to s[...]

Gloster F 3 Meteor, A77-1 / EE427, 1 AD RAAF Laverton Vic 1946.

1/72 Airfix, my first Meteor, 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 after a heavy landing at Darwin.

Gloster NF 11 Meteor, A77-3, WRE RAAF Woomera SA 1954.

1/72 Matchbox, my second Meteor, 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.

Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8

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 and re[...]

Gloster F 8 Meteor, A77-875, Meteorites, 75 Sqn RAAF Williamtown NSW 1956.

1/72 Xtrakit, my third Meteor, with Pavla MB1 seat, finished in Humbrol enamel 11, 19, Tamiya X14 and details in Model Master metalizers with Red Roo decals and Future.
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