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Gloster Meteor
NF.11, NF.12 & NF.14

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Alley Cat, 1/72 & 1/48 scales

 

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Catalogue No., Description, Scale and Price: Alley Cat
1/72 scale ACD-72003 - Gloster Meteor NF.11, NF.12 & NF.14
1/48 scale ACD-48003 - Gloster Meteor NF.11, NF.12 & NF.14
each £7.95 available online via A2Zee Models' website
Contents and Media:
Decal sheet and full colour instructions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality decals in perfect register; full-colour instructions with notes and colour callouts for multiple paint brands.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: An easy and attractive way to customise your Night Fighting Meatbox in 1.72 scale.

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

This is an excellent decal sheet produced by Alley Cat decals in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales depicting Royal Air Force Meteors including three trial NF.11s, six NF.12s and four NF.14s.

The decals are superbly printed by Fantasy Print Shop with good colour saturation and excellent register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin.

 

 

The markings provided for the aircraft are as follows (the final four items marked with an asterix are only offered on the 1/72 scale sheet):

Gloster Meteor NF.12, serial number WS685, “D” of No 153 Sqn RAF based at RAF West Malling in 1957.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome is painted black and the leading edges of the intakes are painted red.  The fin was painted white for Exercise Vigilant.

Gloster Meteor NF.12, serial number WS665, “L” of No 153 Sqn RAF based at RAF West Malling in 1957.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome and the leading edges of the intakes are painted black.

Gloster Meteor NF.12, serial number WS665, “L” of No 25 Sqn RAF based at RAF Waterbeach in 1958.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome and the leading edges of the intakes are painted black.

Gloster Meteor NF.12, serial number WS593, “Q” of No 72 Sqn RAF based at RAF Church Fenton in 1956.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome is painted black and the leading edges of the intakes are painted red.

Gloster Meteor NF.12, serial number WS605, “D” of No 64 Sqn RAF based at RAF Duxford 1957.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome and the leading edges of the intakes are painted black.

Gloster Meteor NF.12, serial number WS593, “X” of No 85 Sqn RAF based at RAF Church Fenton in 1957.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome is painted black.

Gloster Meteor NF.11 (hybrid), serial number WD790, of the Royal Radar Establishment, RRE Pershore in 1974.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome is painted white and the leading edges of the intakes are painted red.  The rear of the fuselage is painted Day-Glo orange.

Gloster Meteor NF.11 (hybrid), serial number WD790, of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, based at Farnborough in 1981.  The aircraft is finished in the Raspberry Ripple scheme of Gloss White, Identification Red and Identification Blue.  The radome is painted white and a black anti glare panel.

Gloster Meteor NF.11 (modified), serial number WM374, of 6 Joint Services Trials Unit based at RAAF Woomera Australia in 1955 to 1957 for the Blue Sky Missile trials.  The aircraft is finished in overall Gloss White with the rear of the fuselage painted Day-Glo orange.

Gloster Meteor NF.14, serial number WS750, “W” of No 25 Sqn RAF based at RAF Waterbeach in October 1958.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome and the leading edges of the intakes are painted black.*

Gloster Meteor NF.14, serial number WS729, “A” of No 153 Sqn RAF based at RAF West Malling in 1958.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome is painted black and the leading edges of the intakes are painted red.*

Gloster Meteor NF.14, serial number WS833, “MS flown by WGCDR Maurice Shaw C.O of No 72 Sqn RAF based at RAF Church Fenton in 1956.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome and fine are painted black with the Cos initials “MS” in gold.*

Gloster Meteor NF.12, serial number WS776, “J” of No 85 Sqn RAF based at RAF Church Fenton in 1958.  The aircraft is finished in the night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green disruptive camouflage on the upper surface.  The radome and leading edges of the intakes are painted black.*

Thanks to A2Zee Models for the review sample


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Review Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
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