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Hi all, as the title says I like to contribute with the Meteor EE455 "Yellow Peril" (also called "Forever Amber") in 1:48 scale. EE455 was one of two F.3 Meteors which were modified on production line for a speed record attempt (the other was EE454 called "Britania"). Both got the F.4 Rolls-Royce Derwent engines but otherwise kept the F.3 wings. with rounded and longer wing tips. Guns and other equipment were removed, both jets got modifications on the canopy and so on. On November 7 1945 EE455 broke the world speed record (966 km/h) but within the same day EE454 set the mark to 976 km/h. EE455 was the Gloster aircraft in a bright Trainer Yellow livery with Union Jack on the nose sides, while EE454 was the RAF machine in standard camouflage ( ). The only thing which was a bit more interesting on EE454 was the canopy. Here is a pic of EE455 and what areas need attention (well - what I spotted so far): And here is what I like to throw in: So the kit is started but I think it should be within the rules. Please let me know if it does not. Other than the Classic Airframes kit there are Baracuda cast small bore intakes, Dutch Decals (IIRC including the Yellow Peril) and a yellowed Aeroclub canopy. I am not sure if the latter one will be used. I will try to get rid of the yellow tint but have no clue yet how. Rene
Hi, here are pics on my Airfix Lynx converted to G-LYNX using the Belcher Bits conversion set. It was part of the Lynx GB and finished just in time, but desater struck and I had to reassemble some parts before I could take pics this morning. So that is why I now post the pics here instead of the (meanwhile closed) GB Gallery... Build log is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234950976-148-airfix-lynx-g-lynx-world-speed-record/ Thanks for looking, Rene