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I've heard from someone (I really don't remember who) that you are working on a corrected Meteor F.4 windshield and canopy. Is that true? It would be tremendous news, since the kit canopy is too squat and it shows... Cheers, erik.
This is my present project, the HK Models Gloster Meteor Mk IV, with the addidtion of the Profimodeller engine set, fabric seatbelts and an Eduard photo etched cockpit set. I am presently well into the build, so for the moment, this will bring you you to date. I must also add that a 1/32 Meteor Mk IV is a kit I have wanted someone to do for about 45 years. When I was a teenager, a Frog Meteor IV was a favourite build and I would have loved to have seen it in what was then the new 1/32 scale. So this build is a small dream come true for me. On opening the kit, I found that the right side wing root fairing was broken. This seems to be a fairly common occurrence, from what I've seen of previous builds. Thankfully, the broken part was found so I taped it to the RH fuselage side for use when the wings were attached. I started work on both the engine and cockpit simultaneously, but I'll come back to the engine later. Rudder pedal push rods.were added to the cockpit floor, a right angle reinforcement to the rear cockpit wall, and details sanded back on the 2 sides in preparation for the Eduard bits. I also scrapped the kit seat in favour of a metal part not used from a previous build. All of this was then painted a black/grey mixture. I find normal flat black hided any subtle detail you may add, so this is a bit better. Here's the finished floor and side walls. As well as the Eduard bits, I've also added wiring to each side, as well as the floor. A hydraulic hand pump has also been scratch built. The trim wheel was fashioned from an old undercarriage wheel centre, to which I added some wire for the wheel rim. Finally, I also added a couple of placards and dry brushed the whole lot with silver from a Tamiya weathering set. Here is the rear cockpit wall and seat, finished. This is the cockpit going together, and the finished instrument panel. That's all for the moment. I'll post some more tomorrow. Cheers, Michael
Hi all, This is my HK Models Meteor F.4, converted into a T.7 using the Fisher Models resin set, incorporating the narrow chord intakes that are specific to the majority of T.7 aircraft. I've also added a smattering of Eduard stuff around this build, for landing flaps, seatbelts, wheels and mudguards etc. It's a little worrying when you hack off huge sections of your expensive model kit with a razor saw, but this one built up just beautifully. I've used MRP (Mr Paint) for all colours, such as Sulphur Yellow, Basalt, White Aluminium, Lemon Grey and Syrian AFV Yellow-Brown etc. Also some nice Airscale bezels and decals on the instrument panels. Masks are courtesy of Miracle Masks. Watch out for this one in the November edition of Military Illustrated Modeller (No.79), due out around mid-October 2017. â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹
Dpgsbody55 posted a topic in Ready for InspectionHere is my rendition of Hong Kong Models Gloster to which I've also added a Profimodeller RR Derwent in the left wing, and a cockpit detail set from Eduard. The model has taken me about 3 months to finish and I'm pleased with the result. I hope HKM or another quality company will produce some more of these early jets as they are a fascinating subject and there are lots of gaps in available kits. More on this build can be found under the "Works in Progress" forum. http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=62862 Cheers, Michael