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Reini78

Persian Thunder...1/48 North American F-86F "Shamshir" Imperial Iranian Airforce

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#17/2017

Number 3 of the Persian quartet finished.

From 1960 to 1961 the IIAF got in total 52 Sabres, F-25 and F-30 Blocks fitted with either 6-3 hard wings or F-40 wings. Initially they were in a nmf livery. 1965/66 they were flown to Israel and overhauled by IAI (think of that nowadays...) They also received the Asia Minor camo and were used then as trainers and fighterbombers. The last ones stayed in service until 1971. Some found new use in the Ethiopian Airforce.

Hasegawa F-40 kit, the same paints used as with the Phantom, Gunze H311 FS36622, Gunze H309 FS34079, Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown and Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan mixes with XF-59 Desert Yellow.
Decals from Hi-Decal, some stencils are provided on this sheet, the rest came from the RoG Canadair Mk.6 kit. Not all stencils are correct and some are missing but you gotta use what you have.
The main seat is from Quickboost, the rear part from the kit seat.

The model shows an aircraft of the 41st TFS at 4th TFB in Vahdati in 1969.
 

36163718094_186e18015c_b.jpgDSC_0022 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36190903553_48a71718d8_b.jpgDSC_0023 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36859013601_22445a744b_b.jpgDSC_0024 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36190900963_b2e63e35d0_b.jpgDSC_0026 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36190898543_c497b69b3b_b.jpgDSC_0027 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36190897093_e6d0ed2340_b.jpgDSC_0028 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36811577016_f07ccbca32_b.jpgDSC_0029 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36190892853_82e0245611_b.jpgDSC_0030 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36859002661_c47a913615_b.jpgDSC_0031 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36859001141_73f5760def_b.jpgDSC_0032 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36602419820_70c94a4209_b.jpgDSC_0033 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36602418730_8d64be7d0f_b.jpgDSC_0034 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36190885353_a3698f3e92_b.jpgDSC_0035 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36811603256_ffbbac413d_b.jpgDSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36163738814_db268cdc87_b.jpgDSC_0019 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36190933483_c9ecdf5f33_b.jpgDSC_0020 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36859030801_74baa4325b_b.jpgDSC_0021 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

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Always good to see some uncommon schemes done :smile:, nice one

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Very nice. Which paints did you use for the camouflage? 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

 

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42 minutes ago, russ c said:

Always good to see some uncommon schemes done :smile:, nice one

 

thanks Russ!

 

36 minutes ago, Hook said:

Very nice. Which paints did you use for the camouflage? 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

 

 

Thanks Andre, paints are mentioned in the text above

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Fantastic work, looks awesome

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19 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Excellent work as always :pilot: !

 

17 hours ago, Tbolt said:

Very nice, great work on the camo.

 

7 hours ago, matteo44 said:

Very, very nice work! :clap:

 

3 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Very very nice! :)

 

34 minutes ago, F-32 said:

Fantastic work, looks awesome

 

thanks gentlemen, appreciated!

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On 4.9.2017 at 9:03 PM, exdraken said:

Turned out fantastic!

 

thanks very much!

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Simply gorgeous :):):)

Colors, camo and weathering spot on!

Can't wait to see it in company of your F-84G... and a TT T-33A ;) (I will send you all necessary data sa soon as these will be ready) 

Greetings

Diego

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8 hours ago, Diego said:

Simply gorgeous :):):)

Colors, camo and weathering spot on!

Can't wait to see it in company of your F-84G... and a TT T-33A ;) (I will send you all necessary data sa soon as these will be ready) 

Greetings

Diego

thanks Diego!

definitely gonna buy your new T-33 sheet, but can´t tell when there will be a model built :D

 

Cheers, Reinhard

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A beautiful build there Reinhard, I do like that camo scheme, one of the best ever for an F-86 to my eye. I've a plan to build an Ethiopian one using Diego's decals one of these days.

Steve.

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6 hours ago, stevehnz said:

A beautiful build there Reinhard, I do like that camo scheme, one of the best ever for an F-86 to my eye. I've a plan to build an Ethiopian one using Diego's decals one of these days.

Steve.

thanks!

looking forward to that ;-)

The decals are good but tricky because they are very thin and tend to wrap when pulling them off from the sheet and moving them on the model. Also they adher very fast to the surface, at least ours did.

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Thanks for the tip Reinhard, I use diluted Klear to bed decals but even with plenty of fluid, I well know how very thin decals can behave. :(

Steve.

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21 hours ago, Head in the clouds. said:

Very nice build and an unusual scheme, so nice to see something other than NMF.

thanks!

yes, always the shiny Sabres are boring ;)

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8 hours ago, Ridgeline said:

Cool! An interesting scheme and a really nice job on the build itself!

thanks, appreciated!

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