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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4, F.Mk.8 & T.Mk.7

1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Airfix
    • Kit 03076: Gloster Meteor Mk.8 (same as MPM/Xtrakit)
  • Czech master
    • Kit 110: A resin Gloster Meteor Mk.8
  • Commando 5
    • Kit C5-7209: Gloster Meteor Mk.4
    • Kit C5-7206: Gloster Meteor Mk.8
  • Frog/Novo
    • Kit XX / 78077: Gloster Meteor Mk 4, an old, but rather accurate kit.
  • Matchbox
    • Kit PK129: (released a good kit of the Meteor NF11/12/14. Aeroclub released special for this kit several conversion sets, also one to convert the kit to a Gloster meteor Mk.8. The kit isn't produced for years and very rare nowadays.
      Note that the Meteors Mk.8 used by 323 squadron were equipped with the late type canopy, modified ailerons and usually enlarged air intakes. The Matchbox kit allows you to build a Meteor with this modifications.
      Piet Miedema, member of the technical crew of the Meteor demo team of squadron 323, told me the Meteor flew sometimes with the smaller and sometimes with the enlarged air intakes.
      The Meteors of the display usual had the enlarged intakes, but the aircraft of the leader was equipped with small intakes, so it was a bit slower!
  • Merlin Models
    • Kit XX: also released a injection moulded model of the Gloster Meteor Mk. 8.
      I think most of the Merlin models are rather expensive, and of rather poor quality.
  • MPM
    • Kit 72543: Gloster Meteor Mk.8
    • Kit 72531: Gloster Meteor F MK8 Hi-tech (Dutch, Belgian & RAF Markings)
    • Kit 72534: Gloster Meteor FR.9 (contains also part for a Mk.8)
    • Kit 72558: Gloster Meteor MK4 "Belgian AF, RAF"
    • Kit 72548: Gloster Meteor T. Mk.7 High-Tech
  • PJ productions
    • Kit 72-1010: Very nice resin kit of a Gloster Meteor T.Mk 7
    • Kit 72-1002: Very nice resin kit for a Gloster Meteor Mk.8.
  • Rareplanes
    • Kit YY: A vacu formed kit of a Meteor Mk.8.
  • Revell
    • Kit 04658: Gloster Meteor Mk.4: release in 2011 (MPM kit)
  • Xtra-Decal
    • Kit XK72005: Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7
    • Kit XK72001: Gloster Meteor Mk.8
IMG 8676

A model (in fact it is my oldest model) of the Frog  Gloster Meteor Mk.4.
The kit is the Frog kit and the decals come from several sets such as IPMS Nederland. This model i have built somewhere in the seventies "straight from the box".
Mid eighties I have refurbished the model in current paint scheme shown.

 

Gloster F Mk 4 Meteor 322 Sqn AKleijn
A model of a Gloster Meteor F.Mk. 4, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Gloster meteor FMk8 328sqn AKleijn
A model of a Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Gloster T Mk7 Meteor 136 AKleijn
A model of a Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 of the RNlNAS, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub
    • Schaal 1/72
    • Set C020: Canopy Meteor F8 Early & Late
    • Set C017: Canopy Meteor F Mk.1 & 3/4
    • Set C018: Canopy Meteor T7
    • Set V037: Gloster Meteor undercarriage
    • Set EJ001: Martin Baker MK2 (Meteor,Wyvern,Sea Hawk,Canberra)
    • Set K823: conversion parts Meteor T.Mk.7 (for Matchbox kit)
    • Set K824: conversion Parts Meteor Mk.8 (for Matchbox kit)
    • Set C071: Canopy Gloster Meteor Mk 3/4
  • CMK
    • Set A7129: Gloster Meteor FR Mk 8/9 Exterior set (MPM)
    • Set A7127: Gloster Meteor FR Mk 8/9 interior set (MPM)
    • Set A7130: Gloster Meteor FR Mk 8/9 Engine set (MPM)
    • Set A7128: Gloster Meteor FR Mk 8/9 Undercarriage set (MPM)
  • Eduard
    • Set E73-293 : Detailset Gloster Meteor F MK8 (MPM)
  • Jays Model Kits
    • Set 0303: Gloster Meteor Vertical tailplanes (late)

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72041: Set decals for Gloster Meteor Mk.4, Mk.8 and T.Mk.7
    • Set 72032: Set decals for Gloster Meteor Mk.8 Ruiten Vier display Team
    • Set 72019: Set decals for Gloster Meteor Mk.8 and T.Mk.7
    • Set 72011: Set decals for Gloster Meteor Mk.8 Ruiten Vier display team.
    • Set 72004: Set decals for Gloster Meteor T.Mk. 7 van de MLD.
  • FlevoDecal
    • Set FD72-001 : Royal Netherlands Navy part 1, for e.g. Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7
    • Set FD72-005 : Royal Netherlands Air Force Jet Trainers
  • XtraDecal
    • Set X72071: Meteor F8 in foreign service RAAF, BAF, KLu, RDanAF, Israel)

1/48th Scale

Kits

  • Airfix
    • Kit A09182: Gloster Meteor F8
  • Classic Airframe
    • Kit 466: Gloster Meteor F8 Early version (RAF, RAAF, RNlAF)
    • Kit 479: Gloster Meteor T7 (RAF, Royal navy)
    • Kit 478: Gloster Meteor F8 (RAF, IDFAF)
    • Kit 477: Gloster Meteor F4 (RAF, RDAF)

Modelling add-on

  • Loon Models
    • Set 48211: Gloster Meteor MK4 and earlier four spoked wheels
    • Set 48212: Gloster Meteor MK4 and higher 8 hole wheels with circumferential tread

Decals

  • FlevoDecal
    • Set FD48-005: Royal Netherlands Air Force Jet Trainers