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Davek72

Gloster Meteor 1/72 ++++FINISHED++++

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With a disaster befalling my Mig-23 in the From Russia With Love GB I would like to join this GB with a 1/72 Revell Gloster Meteor.   I have already build this kit in an MPM guise but this time it will be in NMF and hopefully I will avoid some of my mistakes from last time.

 

The kit is quite nicely laid out but lots of flash.

 

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As always all comments very welcome.

 

Dave

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Good choice Looking forward to the start 

Martin H

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23 minutes ago, Grandboof said:

Good choice Looking forward to the start 

Martin H

Cheers Martin I am looking forward to it and have already managed an hour today.

 

Dave

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Despite the lack of posts I have made progress....

 

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The cockpit came to gather nicely.  Black base with mid grey dry brushing.  I made some belts out of the foil from a wine bottle.  The photo above shows the belts before painting but I did paint them light brown and gave them a wash of brown ink.

 

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The wheel wells and engine front (?) were painted aluminium and given dilute black ink washes.

 

More photos to follow very shortly.

 

Dave

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It's all comin together quite nicely with just a small amount of filler.

 

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Thanks for looking.  

 

Dave

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Nice to see one of these coming together, I've a couple in stock, same boxing as this which will probably become a camo'd Danish one & theBbelgian boxing to be done OOB. Its always good to see what if any pitfalls there are. Looking at your excellent progress, there're not too many.

Steve.

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On 05/08/2017 at 9:27 AM, stevehnz said:

Nice to see one of these coming together, I've a couple in stock, same boxing as this which will probably become a camo'd Danish one & theBbelgian boxing to be done OOB. Its always good to see what if any pitfalls there are. Looking at your excellent progress, there're not too many.

Steve.

Hi Steve

 

This is the second time I have built this kit (the first was in Argentina colours which was fun).  The kit is very nicely engineered and I have had no issues.  The only area where a little care is required is in the attachment of the wing tips which are butt joints.

 

Cheers

 

Dave

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All coming together nicely as far as I am concerned.

 

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You can just see in the above photo (a) the small amounts of filler on the wings and a bit more on the tail and (b) I have just started masking using Tamiya tape.

 

A coat of Halfords Audi Silver went on nicely.

 

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Cheers

 

Dave

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2 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

It does look very nice in the silver!

 

Regards,

Adrian

Cheers Adrian

 

Have spent part of this morning putting on most of the decals.   It's amazing how things can come together so quickly after quite a while on the work bench.  

 

Dave

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I am going to call this one finished...which is always a result for me.

 

The decals went on very easily and the usual extras like undercarriage etc all fixed in without mishap.  I have done practically no weathering because (a) my last attempt at weathering resulted in the Mig-23 disaster referred to at the top of this thread and (b) I had already decided I rather liked the clean look of a fresh Meteor.

 

Photos...

 

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Thank you very much everyone who has looked in on the build and especially those who have commented.


Cheers

 

Dave

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Posted (edited)

Nice that, your finish works for me, I like them clean & fresh too (& I'm a lousy weatherer  :D )

Steve.

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12 hours ago, CurrantBunbury said:

Very nice. I love the effect you've got on the cockpit and engine/intake bits.

Cheers CB.   It's been a fun build and by my standards pretty quick.

 

Dave

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5 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Nice that, your finish works for me, I like them clean & fresh too (& I'm a lousy weatherer  :D )

Steve.

 

Cheers Steve.  

 

I would love to get better at weathering but so far the results have been mixed to say the least.

 

Dave

 

 

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Very well done indeed Thanks for sharing 

Martin H

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1 hour ago, Grandboof said:

Very well done indeed Thanks for sharing 

Martin H

 

Cheers Martin it was a lot of fun. 

 

Dave

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Looks even better with the decals on. The real things were kept pretty clean so your finish is bang on.

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Well done Dave, that turned out beautifully! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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That looks great Dave :thumbsup: 

The canopy framing is excellent and the model 'sits' really well; gives a good impression of weight.

 

These early Meteors look very sci-fi in silver 🚀.

 

:goodjob: 

TonyT

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Good afternoon Dave

Very good job you have done here :clap2:

Best regards

Patrice

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Great job Dave. I think that it's quite a sleek looking machine in overall silver. :goodjob:

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On 12/08/2017 at 10:21 AM, Grandboof said:

Very well done indeed Thanks for sharing 

Martin H

Thanks Martin I appreciate the comment

 

Dave

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On 14/08/2017 at 10:03 AM, AdrianMF said:

Looks even better with the decals on. The real things were kept pretty clean so your finish is bang on.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Cheers Adrian.  

 

I certainly think it looks a very stylish machine.  I have bought 2 xtrakits F8s and some additional decals so am planning to have some fun with a few more Meteors.

 

Dave

On 22/08/2017 at 5:23 PM, PlaStix said:

Well done Dave, that turned out beautifully! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

Cheers  Stix

 

From you that is always appreciated.

 

Dave

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