Profimodeller | #32200: Gloster Meteor Air Brake

Reviewed by Kevin Futter

Czech firm Profimodeller has released a series of upgrade sets for the HK Models Gloster Meteor Mk 4 kit. Here we examine set #32200, a small photo-etched set to replace the kit's air brakes.

While the kit's air brake parts are nicely detailed, they're plagued by some poorly-placed ejector pin marks on their inner surfaces. If you wish to pose them open, these would best be removed, but doing so would also remove most of the moulded-in detail. This is where this set comes in. By replacing the entire air brake assembly, this problem is neatly solved, with no modifications to the kit parts required.

Having said that, you'll need to pay careful attention to the instructions to ensure you glue the correct parts together. Also, the support arms are shown as requiring some bends, but the instructions don't make it very clear exactly what's required. The resulting assembly should be commendably thin however.


This is not a large or comprehensive detail set, but it does provide a simple solution to the problem of displaying the air brakes open on HK Models Meteor kit. As long as you're comfortable working with photo-etched parts, I'm happy to recommended this set.

Thanks to Profimodeller for the review sample.

© Kevin Futter 2014

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This review was published on Monday, August 04 2014; Last modified on Wednesday, September 28 2016