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Meteor F.Mk.I & V-1

by Bob Aikens

 

Gloster Meteor F.Mk.I



Tamiya's 1/48 scale Meteor and V-1 is available online from Squadron

 

Construction

 

Here is Tamiya's Gloster Meteor F.Mk.I with one of its famous adversaries, the Fieseler Fi 103 (V-1).

Tamiya's kit was issued in 1999 and is a natural for co-display with it's jet sister, the Me-262. Even a cursory glance by an automotive modeler would speak volumes about them.(the aircraft, not the car guys!) For the most part this model is of the usual Tamiya precision and crispness.

 

 

However the joint at the wing fillet may be unaccptable to some modelers and may need some filling; likewise the join of the engine intakes to the wing.

Overall, however, it is a pleasure to build.

But that is not all!, because this offering is really four kits in one- the V-1 is a 6-part gem. Also provided are two Rolls-Royce Welland jet engines in displayable format.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

Acrylics were used exclusively for the painting - Gunze for the topsides (Dark Green and Ocean Grey). Undersides are Tamiya Deck Tan - a close match for Sea Grey Medium.

 

 

The kit decal sheet offers three aircraft from RAF 616 Sqn. I chose YQ-E of Flying Officer Dean, he of the wingtip nudge first victory over a flying V-1.

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Bob Aikens
Page Created 21 May, 2004
Last Updated 21 May, 2004

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