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Gloster Meteor FR.Mk.9

Euro Decals, 1/72 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Description

Euro Decals Item No. ED-72116 - Gloster Meteor FR.Mk.9

Price:

GBP£8.95 plus shipping available online from Fantasy Printshop

Scale:

1/72 scale

Review Type: One decal sheet; instructions on two double-sided A4 sheets.
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Some good schemes for the 1/72 scale MPM/Special Hobby Meteor FR.9.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: This set offers value for money to the gentleman scale British subjects modeller

Reviewed by David Couche


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FirstLook

 

I received this set of 1/72 decals from Fantasy Print Shop to review but I have seen Brett Green has reviewed their bigger 1/48 brother at the end of last year.

This quick review is to let the “Gentleman Scale” modellers out there that the Meteor FR.9 decals are also available in 1/72 scale.

 

  • Euro Decals Item No. ED-72116 - Gloster Meteor FR.Mk.9 by David Couche: Image
  • Euro Decals Item No. ED-72116 - Gloster Meteor FR.Mk.9 by David Couche: Image
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At present, the MPM/Special Hobby Meteor FR.9 is the only option for you in 1/72 scale but this will give you a nice set of choices for something different. Options include both camouflaged and natural metal airframes.

Aircraft schemes offered are:

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n WB116, “G”, II(AC) Sqn. 2nd Tactical Air Force, Germany, 1955

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n WX978, “Z”, 8 Sqn., Trucial States, 1959

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n WX962, “Q”, 208 Sqn., Middle East, 1950s

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n WL265, “L”, 79 Sqn., Germany, 1955

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n WB125, “UU-B”, 226 OCU, UK, 1954

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n VZ611, “B-Z”, UK, 1950s

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n WX973, “T-G”, 79 Sqn., Germany, 1953

  • Gloster Meteor FR.9, s/n VZ601, 79 Sqn., Germany, 1959

The quality if the printing from the Fantasy Print Shop is excellent with both sets appearing to be in perfect register, not overly thick and with excellent depth of colour. With the addition of suitable British roundels, this sheet will deliver multiple aircraft models. Maybe just use the kit supplied roundels and add the individual markings.

 

 

Colour callouts suggested colours are FS numbers, Humbrol, Xtracolour, Xtracrylix, LifeColor and Modelmaster shades.

Thanks to Fantasy Printshop for the review sample


Euro Decals and Fantasy Printshop Decals are available online via Fanstasy Printshop's website


Review Text and Images Copyright 2019 by David Couche
Page Created 28 February, 2019
Last updated 28 February, 2019

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