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Title: 414 EWU Meteor-Finished
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2009, 07:35:44 am
Hi guys,
    This is the first Meteor I've ever built. Neat aeroplane ! I decided to do her as an EWU bird, with that big fat beak, I could hardly resist ! Added the tip tanks from a T-bird, and some bits and bobs to simulate the way a Clunker looked in this role.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/m1-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/m2-1-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/m3-1.jpg)

And here she is at Baden-Baden awaiting another sortie

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/m4-1.jpg)
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on December 05, 2009, 07:56:08 am
I like it. 
I dont see using the original underwing tanks,but its not my model and I like anyway,
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 05, 2009, 08:02:31 am
Excellent, Toad, like that a lot  :thumbsup:

Ian
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2009, 08:58:07 am
Thanks guys ! I should take a pic of the underside....the tanks are modified to be chaff dispensers like the Clunk had.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: BlackOps on December 05, 2009, 09:07:39 am
I like the look!  Very cool  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 05, 2009, 01:21:33 pm
The BUSINESS!  ;D

A Meteor is very much a smaller Canberra, you can do ANYTHING with it and it still looks right. RCAF colours really suit it for sure.
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: kitnut617 on December 05, 2009, 01:58:54 pm
Very nice Todd, I like that  :thumbsup:  Did you get the decals from CanMilAir?
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Silver Fox on December 05, 2009, 03:42:22 pm
Fantastic! Captures the look of the EW Clunk... but as a Meteor, absolutely perfectly.
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: John Howling Mouse on December 05, 2009, 04:07:44 pm
Amazing how well our markings suit the Meteor.  Very nice work, Captain.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Tophe on December 05, 2009, 09:26:22 pm
Amazing how well our markings suit the Meteor.  Very nice work, Captain.   :thumbsup:
It is so perfect it cannot be What-if creation at all but must be full JMN tedious work >:(
One of the pictures above is not scale model but true-life scale 1, and this has nothing to do in a what-if forum. I am going to complain, photographic evidence will decide: this is not Photoshop at all but real, yes! I swear and many visitors will confirm.
I know, I know, some advocate will show a listing "proving" (to naive believers) that Canada never operated Meteor. Bullshit: the answer is "top secret" evidence. Like the USAF listings "proved" the stealth did not exist (...before it became public)... I will win this trial. Canuck Meteor(s) did exist, and this above is the very proof.
(joke ;D )
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: rallymodeller on December 05, 2009, 09:36:40 pm
I LOVE it!

I mean, it ain't a Clunk but it's still real cool!
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: rallymodeller on December 05, 2009, 09:39:48 pm
I know, I know, some advocate will show a listing "proving" (to naive believers) that Canada never operated Meteor. Bullshit: the answer is "top secret" evidence.
(joke ;D )

Actually, Canada did operate Meteors; exactly four (three F3s and a T4), to be exact.
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 06, 2009, 12:52:11 am
Actually, Canada did operate Meteors; exactly four (three F3s and a T4), to be exact.

A T4? What's a Meteor T4?  :o
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: NARSES2 on December 06, 2009, 02:17:30 am
Gorgeous stuff  :bow:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: kitbasher on December 06, 2009, 03:45:51 am
Is nice!!!  And such an obvious take on the Meatbox I'm surprised we've not seen one before (well, to the best of my knowledge, that is).  wish I'd thought of it - well done.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: nev on December 06, 2009, 06:17:24 am
Nice one Todd - first finished kit for a while?
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: kitnut617 on December 06, 2009, 07:00:31 am
I know, I know, some advocate will show a listing "proving" (to naive believers) that Canada never operated Meteor. Bullshit: the answer is "top secret" evidence.
(joke ;D )

Actually, Canada did operate Meteors; exactly four (three F3s and a T4), to be exact.

It was two Mk.III's, one Mk.IV and two T.7's.  The Mk.III/IV were used in Canada and the T.7's in Europe.
http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=137
I've got these decals for my models but I've already done a Mk.III, the Airfix kit comes with a serial number on the decal sheet which is only one number different from one of the Canadian Meteors, fortunately it is the last number that needed changing.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Gloster%20Meteor/GlosterMeteorLateMkIII5.jpg)
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on December 06, 2009, 08:14:16 am
Thanks guys ! I should take a pic of the underside....the tanks are modified to be chaff dispensers like the Clunk had.

 :thumbsup:


OK peas in the shoes for the next two weeks for being a numpty and not knowing that. I still like it even though I am now  a shadow of my former self.
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Ed S on December 06, 2009, 12:43:48 pm
Good looking Meteor.  Looks like something the 50's RCAF might have had.

Ed
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Sauragnmon on December 06, 2009, 01:17:26 pm
Really does look quite nice - I have to admit, I saw the pictures first and my mind was like "Why are the engines standing out from the fuselage on that clunk?"  Then I read back and it made sense.

Still, beautifully done, man.
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Scooterman on December 06, 2009, 06:40:23 pm
Bonser, Toad! :wub: :wub: :wub: Totally looks the part! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Tophe on December 06, 2009, 08:04:40 pm
Sorry my joke was rather stupid, but should we investigate with accute seriousness like JMNs or are we here to smile? Well, anyway, I should have chosen other words (about the maple roundels or else), sorry.
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: sideshowbob9 on December 07, 2009, 03:23:35 am
Looks a natural. Great idea!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: The Rat on December 07, 2009, 05:43:34 am
Toad, that's the cat's derriere! That's one of those birds I would build 1/1 if I was a billionaire.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: bobbo on December 07, 2009, 03:13:42 pm
Every time I look at that thing, I wonder, "Who messed with a Clunk?"  Looks absolutely outstanding!!

Bobbo
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 07, 2009, 04:23:34 pm
Drop-dead gorgeous, Cap'n! And this is your first Meteor?

Wow!!!
 :wub: :wub:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on December 09, 2009, 03:42:32 pm
Convincing, and really good looking in those colours! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 414 EWU Meteor
Post by: Daryl J. on December 10, 2009, 12:11:00 pm
Great job!   The Meteor looks great no matter what happens to it in whiff-land doesn't it.


Matchbox kit presumably?


 :cheers:
Daryl J.