Red Roo Models Resin


RRR72128 1/72 scale RAAF Gloster Meteor U.Mk.16/U.Mk.21 conversion


by Steve Mackenzie


Review Type:
FirstLook
Scale:
1/72 (also available in 1/48 for Classic Airframes kit))
Price:
$25.95 AUD
Contents and Media:
Instruction sheets - Eight x A4 pages of colour instructions plus resin pieces and a small decal sheet.
Advantages:
High quality and attention to detail. Very good quality resin with no discernable faults. Very Good instructions.
Disadvantages:
Recommendation:
Highly recommended for those interested in the construction of models of these subjects.

Introduction

This set is to convert the MPM/Xtrakit Meteor Mk.8 kit to a RAAF Meteor U.Mk.16/U.Mk.21 as used at Woomera. Basically it consists of cutting off the kit's nose cone and wingtips and replacing them with the supplied resin pieces. Additionally several other small detail parts are supplied in resin as per the parts list below.

The kit

The resin is very well moulded, only the usual removal from small moulding blocks (in some cases) and a clean up by a light sanding being required. The instruction sheets are very comprehensive giving multi view drawings and photos of the actual conversion with clear colour details given for each of the seven different airframes for which serials are given on the decal sheet.

Each of the seven airframes are different to each other as to the colour scheme and details such as aerials, these are clearly explained via the instructions plus an additional A3 sheet giving colour side views of each one (these are well done and I suspect may be included in an eventual Red Roo publication that is being worked on by Dick Hourigan for the Meteor).

 

All sets are available from Red Roo Models:

Gary Byk - redroo@bigpond.net.au>

Website: www.redroomodels.com

Address: Red Roo Models
P.O Box 113
Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Many thanks to Gary Byk from Red Roo Models for the review copies!

 

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