1/72 Frog/Novo Gloster Javelin

Gallery Article by Polly Singh on Mar 13 2013



Here's my 1/ 72 Gloster Javelin probably an ex Frog/Novo Soviet kit boxed without a manufacture’s name or model name.  The box top simply translates to “For Assembly, model aircraft, 1:72 scale”.  The drawing indicated it was a Javelin and hence I threw in a Model Alliance decal sheet and labored long nights to cope with clunky plastic and flash.  Anyway here’s the result. 


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I wanted to do an RAF 64 sqn machine that visited India in 1963 for Exercise ‘Shiksha’ with IAF (along with USAF F-100s and RAAF Canberras).  I used the reverse masking technique for the wing walk lines.  Didn’t turn out too bad given what I started with….. I think. 

I've placed a 1/72 Lightning, the aircraft that followed the Javelin in the Air Defence role, next to it.  Another Soviet era kit, but that’s another story.

Polly Singh

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Photos and text © by Polly Singh