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SyAAF Gloster Meteor F.8

Airfix 1/48

IsraDecal 

 

 

this morning's decision to take part in this promising GB!

 

That is one of the candidates, I think a good and not too common one!

hope you like it!

 

Do you think I need any other aftermarket?

Wheels? Cockpit/ MB Mk.II seat?

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state of today....absolutely untouched ;)

 

cheers, 

Werner

 

 

 

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Werner,

I'm glad you didn't take too much prompting to join this GB, I love the Meteor and it will be great to see it in different markings.

 

I must confess though, that in spite of owning one of these kits I've never looked beyond what after market stuff there is out there beyond decals! I'm sure you'll find what you need though.

 

Good luck in the GB.

 

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On 6/23/2018 at 7:43 AM, Wez said:

 

 

I must confess though, that in spite of owning one of these kits I've never looked beyond what after market stuff there is out there beyond decals! I'm sure you'll find what you need though.

 

 

Yeah, still thanks!

I am currrntly looking at the seat. Not bad I think for an MK2. Seatbelt detail is a bit on the soft side. But you get both options!

With molded on or without!

Compared to a Neomega Seat (very small!) And a SBS seat (a bit smaller than Airfix) it is quite ok!

 

Cockpit is very good, 

 

The kit's plastic in generally is very soft, but with good detail!

 

Looks fun! :)

 

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Welcome to the GB !

Can't help with the seat unfortunately, hopefully someone will come back with a good solution. May well be that adding a few extra bits to the kit seat will give you a good result

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hi,

 

some photos might help and illustrate the cockpit questions:

 

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kit seat vs the SBS rendition (actually found in the Hunter cockpit set;  only now it is clear to me that this is simply the eraly MKII seat and not the more usual MKIII found in later Hunters!)

 

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looks quite ok.... when replacing the seat belts with PE ones??

 

and in the cockpit:

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there is also a Pavla models option, that could be an alternative...

 

looks way nicer, but size wise I have of course no idea yet....

S48022  MB. Mk. 2F

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(image from pavla models)

or a S48025  MB.Mk.2B (for the T.7 only ??)

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(image from pavla models)

what would you experts say?!?!!

 

Cheers, Werner

 

 

 

 

 

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I compared your pictures with the ones of a real Meteor F-8 cockpit in the WWP book on the type and the Airfix kit is the more accurate of the two, both in size and shape. Detailwise of course the SBS one is better, but really is not tall enough, something that also throws the proportions off.

The Pavla seats look nicer, but of course we don't know if the size is right. Both look slightly different in some details, makes sense as none is a Mk.2E, but they would all be details that can be easily modified.

 As I mentioned the WWP book, I may add that this a very useful publications if superdetailing is your thing and the publisher is selling them at a very interesting price...

 

http://wwpbooks.com/en/aircraft/159-meteor-fmk-8-in-detail.html

 

(No connection with WWP, just a happy customer)

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Hi all,

 

thanks for your feedback and suggestions regarding the seat!

 

 

as I wanted to do a relatively quick i ordered yesterday aftermarked goodies costing 2 times the kit itself...... without counting the Isradecal decals! :banghead:

 

So a lot of PE, resin wheels, and the Pavla resin seat (MB. Mk. 2F model) are hopefully on their way from the Uk to Austria (Brits Abroad spirit, no? ;) )

 

 

 

 

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so.... my highly desired and necessary and build time upspeeding AM parts arrived today!

 

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quite a package,

I will not use everything I guess!

(so need to buy another kit....   😜 )

 

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PE for the cockpit (including the seat ;) ), Flaps, wheel bays and engines...

Resin wheels and some spent cartridges smalll parts....

 

and the Pavla MK 2 F seat on the right ;)

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size wise and detail wise it looks very good to me!

 

cheers,

now its time to really start working!!

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That's quite a lot of stuff you have there ! I'm expecting a very detailed model... 👍

The Pavla seat does indeed look like the best of the bunch, products from this company have been of variable quality in the past but this one looks very good. Have to say in favour of Pavla that their resin stuff have always been good value for money though

 

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no time to loose!

 

cockpit PE for the IP only (in my case...)

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I will open up the port side cannon bay and I also guess the engine bay....

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the Eduard PE fits fantastically :) - but does it need to?

 

and some work on the landing gear bay PE:

 

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the plastic parts look busy, but the PE looks better imho!

 

 

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some work on the cockpit, and closing the fuselage!

 

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so, lets update again... if you are fed up, please tell me ;)

 

PE nightmare - or great improvement? 

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was fun to do, if worth the effort, no idea!

 

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cheers,

Werner

 

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WOW !

It sure was worth it ! The wheel wells in particular are now way more realistic than with the kit parts, I believe only PE can give that kind of effect. I shudder at the thought of bending and gluing all those PE parts, as this is one of those things where my patience is really tested to the limit, but for those modellers who can handle the stress the reward is great. Well done !

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some PE parts,

 

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sorry, not the best photo background for those ;)  

 

 

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lower wing parts mounted, unfortunately without removing the flap areas... so no PE falp interior this time!"

 

next one for sure!- fingers crossed! 

 

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