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.
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.
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[...]
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.
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 r[...]