1/72 Xtrakit Gloster Meteor TT

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  1. Migrant

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    OK, I know it's not WW2, but I've noticed a few jets and even armour posted so I hope you'll forgive me :lol: It's Xtrakit's Gloster Meteor F.8 finished as a target tug. All of the stripes and dayglo panels are painted, the markings are a combination of my own and the kit's. Pilot is resin and a tad underscale but I had to put a pilot in for obvious reasons. Runway base was made in Photoshop, printed out on an inkjet and mounted on a wooden plinth. The model is supported on a metal strut, sneakily hidden by careful camera angles ;) My apologies if you've seen this before.

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    Wow - excellent job. Nice finish and subtle weathering.

    Very creative base giving sense of speed.
     
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    With CR here.:D
     
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    Excellent! Nice job on the runway.
     
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    That is some....bl...very nice job indeed! :thumbright: Keep 'em coming Migrant! How did you do the base??
     
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    That is real nice Migrant.....:D
     
  7. Migrant

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    Thanks for your comments :)

    Thanks Jan, it's an image that I created in Photoshop, printed out onto card and mounted on a wooden base. Here's the full base, it's not really bent, that's just my dodgy photography :oops:

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    Excellent work mate! No need to apologise for the jet - any models are welcome I think! Brings back memories of seeing 'Meatbox' target tugs over the Northumberland coast in the '50's, with Hunters chasing them and banging away with their Aden guns - very impressive to a nine year old!
     
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    Thats a fantastic way to display a model! Lovely meteor too! 8)
     
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    Its nice to see that again Mike 8) i always keep looking at the base for some reason.

    Are you tempted to do another one ? maybe a 1/48th Airfix Lightning F1 :shock:

    ian.
     
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    Love the base and Meteor! I keep expecting the Meteor to fly out of the pic! :lol:
     
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    Nice bird....love the runway effect!
     
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    Thats nice! and the runway, way cool!
     
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    Very nice looking model!
     
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    Beautiful Meatbox, Migrant! Your pictures remind me what a sharp-looking plane the Meteor is. I plan to do all the production Meteors (and a few other Meteors) and I have all the kits for it. Now all I have to do is start putting them together, although I'm afraid they won't come out as nicely as yours.

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    Fantastic work!!! 8)

    All the best!
    Dusan.
     
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    Very sweet. The sense of speed is excellent as is the finish of the kit.
     
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    Very Cool looking setup :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks guys! :)
     
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    Man, how is it this is the first time I'm seeing this..?! Fantastic work mate, looks bloody beaut!
     
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