**** DONE: 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.1 616 Sqdn - Jet/Recon/Transport GB

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  1. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

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    #1 rochie, Feb 3, 2013
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    Gloster Meteor F.1 616 Sqdn GB #17 Jet age / Recon / Transport

    Username: rochie
    First name: Karl
    Category: intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Kit : Tamiya
    Extras : none

    thought i'd start my thread up for this one

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  2. Wayne Little

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    Sweet Karl..!
     
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    Very cool Karl, this is turning into a Meteor build ! :D
     
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    thanks guys

    Igor to be honest i thought this GB might be an Me262 feast !!!

    ok this kit goes together real quick, right behind you Vic !!!

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    Does the kit need a lot of putty? I've seen these fly off the shelves of my LHS :D and I always wondered why, the price for one here is pretty high :S
     
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    no putty needed, so far up there with the best of the Tamiya kits i have built !

    normally around £25 - £30 over here , got this one second hand for £16.50
     
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    Geez, I go to bed, wake up, and there's another almost complete Meteor on my comp! Quick progress on a good choice Karl.
     
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    cheers Andy.

    pretty amazed how quick it went together myself !
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Hells Bells, that's a meteoric build so far old chap!
    Yep, it's a nice kit (got the F3 version) and another one which has seen dramatic price increases over the last few years - I think mine was around £17.50 new.
     
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    Cheers chaps.

    This kit seems to a mix of Mk's I&III as my kit has airbrakes and MkI's didnt and Vics is missing the extended empty case ejection ports !
     
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    Yep, I've got the F3, which is basically the same kit with a slightly different canopy! Pity they didn't make the original kit an F1/F3, and a separate kit for the F4, with the different engine nacelles and wings.
     
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    Good on you Karl, as you say a nice and easy kit to put together. I'm looking at having one of the engines exposed and as you can see, spiffing up the cockpit a tad.
     
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    cheers Vic, sent you an e-mail about cockpit colours !
     
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    Nice start Karl.
     
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    Cheers Jerry
     
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    Heck are these things supplied with a self build option they seem to fall together over night :)
     
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    Great going Karl!
     
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    :shock: WOW! That's gone together quick Karl. I have the same kit in my stash and read a review about it. It seems Tamiya put F.3 wings on it in the early releases, but it was corrected later. I'll have to take a look at mine to see which wing I have.
     
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    thanks guys, back at work now so no more time to work on it till sunday
     
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