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  1. Very much enjoying this build. Lots of really helpful pointers on how to get the best out of this very nice kit. Thanks for doing the pics etc. Justin
  2. I bought one yesterday (together with the new Airfix Meatbox) and will start it today. Looks complicated but nice. Probably won't do a WIP as that is often the kiss of death for my builds, but will aim to do an RFI relatively soon where I'll flag any major issues. Justin
  3. Nice. Love the 60s in the doors. Justin
  4. I think you can fill in the rectangular panel under the right side of the cockpit. As far as I'm aware this was an openable cockpit vent carried over from the pressurised Mks VII and X to the type 390 XIXs. The unpressurised fuselages used by the 389s didn't have it. Justin
  5. Worth noting that a type 389 would have had a PR XI type windscreen with a flat front (but still no framing), while the 390s had a new rounded windscreen. Justin
  6. Thanks for the pictures of an unpainted build - I really want get one of these. I see that Airfix have had a go at the pressure framing around the cockpit tub, but it looks slightly clumsy and could do with a bit of refinement including reducing the height of it slightly, and linking it up properly to the rear of the windscreen, as shown here: https://www.alamy.com/gloster-meteor-f8-jet-aircraft-cockpit-image256178154.html. Still, it's a noble effort and I'm quite impressed. Justin
  7. I'm in for a bit of this. (Got an Airfix F6 in the stash, awaiting return of mojo.) In the meantime and for inspiration, this is quite a nice video of Lightnings at Binbrook in 1987: https://youtu.be/w7gTqFU2Qlk Justin
  8. I agree that we should give Eduard a break. The 1/72 revolution is real and Eduard never said they would carry it out all by themselves: they started it sure enough, Arma etc have followed; think also about Special Hobby 109s, P-40s, NF Meteors and Mirages - they're all high-standard kits. Airfix's latest Meteor likewise. So let's enjoy what we've got, support the hobby in these troubled times and look forward to whatever new kits come out next. A new Bearcat by Christmas would be good though...! Justin
  9. I'm happy to be corrected but I think that mk 4 seats were only used in 2-seat Hunters; single-seaters used Mk 3s. J
  10. Well well, I'm interested all over again. I see they've had a go at sorting the nose out with the inclusion of a ring intake at part 13. That was an omission by Lift Here which caused me to chicken out of a purchase at the time. But I might now need to dig out my bank manager's number after all... Justin
  11. Just had a look back at page 1 and the photos of the originals. And here we are, two little replica gems almost finished. Great stuff. J
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