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Offline monkeyhanger

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Swept Wing Meteor
« on: May 05, 2019, 02:56:35 am »




Rooting around, I've got together these components. The main parts are from a limited run Meteor 8 kit bought ages ago. The swept wings are the outer wing panels from a Frog Sea Vixen. After my enquiry about the Meteor F5, lets see what I can do with my limited skills! Progress will be slow owing to other commitments....
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 06:02:46 am by monkeyhanger »
If this is Upper Silesia, one can only wonder what Lower Silesia is like.

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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 05:29:44 am »
Dear god, that's the Merlin Meteor!  I've a feeling he may have copied the original Frog F8, which despite it's age and primitive rivettyness isn't that bad.

Probably the ideal basis for this type of thing as the plastic is THICK!
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 07:51:13 am »
Yes, that's right! I saw one on eBay recently.....didn't bid though!
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 04:50:30 pm »
This is gonna be good ! Looking forward to seeing some more. Cheers !
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 03:46:17 am »



[img  width=640]https://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s219/percy30/IMG_0109_1.jpg[/img]

Does anyone know how to make the images smaller? Anyway, started on the wings today. A lot of putty and sanding will be required!
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 06:03:17 am by monkeyhanger »
If this is Upper Silesia, one can only wonder what Lower Silesia is like.

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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 04:00:55 am »
Does anyone know how to make the images smaller? Anyway, started on the wings today. A lot of putty and sanding will be required!

When you put in your img tags, add a space and width= with your desired size (320, 480, 640, 1280, etc.).  640 and 1280 are usually good sizes.
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 05:03:04 am »
So the first two pictures are:



where does the "width=<value>" go?
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 05:27:48 am »
So the first two pictures are:



where does the "width=<value>" go?

(Img width= )(/img)
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 06:04:17 am »
Well, I've reduced the picture size to a friendlier value (thanks for the advice) and now to push on with the interesting stuff!
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2019, 06:56:44 am »
Well, I've reduced the picture size to a friendlier value (thanks for the advice) and now to push on with the interesting stuff!

I open a big photo in Paint, then resize the pic there. Once it's resized, save it either as is or give it another name so you can keep the original.
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2019, 06:59:53 am »
Well, I've reduced the picture size to a friendlier value (thanks for the advice) and now to push on with the interesting stuff!

I open a big photo in Paint, then resize the pic there. Once it's resized, save it either as is or give it another name so
you can keep the original.


Yes, I resize all of mine to 800 px wide and resave them with '-800' in the title so I know which one to upload.
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2019, 07:21:01 am »
Mine go camera to p.c. (to crop) to Photobucket, to Word and then site and I don't have to do anything. No idea why/how, but it sits me  :thumbsup:
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Re: Swept Wing Meteor
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2019, 07:02:18 pm »
I'm going to love this one, had the same idea years ago.
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