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  1. Well a major re-think on how to do the wing. In assembling the cut parts it is very difficult to regain the aerofoil profile of the wing. So much cutting and gluing has made the wing very flexible so I went back to the drawing board based on providing some internal stiffening. The next two pictures show how it was done. Rolled milliput was added to the uncut wing and then covered in cling film. Then the wing closed up. Not glued. After a while it is opened and cling film removed. After this some is cut and removed where the cut lines will go and joining tabs. Cut li
  2. @tonyot Yes that photo is a Vb. You can see the longer exposed muzzle and no stub that the Vc has for a second cannon. ER622 is listed as a Vb. JK792 is listed as a Vc. From the photo you posted of WR O and L. L is a b and you can see the single cannon.. But you can just make out the different cannon of the c. The fairing extends almost to the tip. I believe you can just make out a stub as well but that is down to opinion. Where did the photo originate from? An interesting point is that WR L does not seem to have a Vokes filter? Modified with an Aboukir?
  3. @woody37 I am just starting this build myself but using the Airfix MkVb. However things are leading me to believe that this was a MkVc. First of all Spitfire the History lists it as a Vc. Plus there is a photo of it here. I have added a comment at the end. I am going to convert the Airfix Vb to a Vc with single cannon per wing. Best estimate I can come up with. Its a late manufactured aircraft so probably has the smaller wing blister.
  4. I have been looking at building this aircraft myself. But have been struggling with what mark it is. The Xtradecal sheet says a Vb. However the The Spitfire History lists it as a Vc and it is in a contract range that all V were all bult as Vc. Plus there are several photos of other aircraft in the JK series that are clearly Vc. It was searching for SAAF Spitfires that I found this thread. The photo is very helpful. But I have to say I am now convinced it is a Vc. One cannot make out the serial of the aircraft in the foreground, WR L, but from the cannon it looks like a Vb. There is a
  5. Well a bit of progress on the wings. The wheel well parts have been added and these give the wing a bit more solidity after all the cutting and gluing. I set out to do this wing as the F-86H wing. However from the research it will need more serious butchery. So I am going to complete it as a F-86D wing. I will start another one that will have more support internally to cope with the added cutting. When Monogram swept the wing too much they maintained the correct wingspan. This meant the leading edge got a bit longer. In doing this they moved the outer most slat arm outwar
  6. @sabrejet I have many of these in the Air Force Legends but the slat assemblies I have not seen. There is some excellent info in these drawings although they raise a few questions. The dimensions given are extremely useful in particular the Stations for the slat arm slots. As scale diagrams though they are questionable. These are not drawings scaled from blueprints. These have been done by an illustrator and as such you cannot use them to check outlines etc. The last figure 1-9 of the airplane stations has a distorted tail. Scaled to 1/48 using the centre line 0 to jet pipe 429.3 the ru
  7. @sabrejet Well that would make the KASL slat set incorrect. It has the outboard two arms different but not the inboard two. Which I think from the photos is the case. I thought it may be a characteristic of the Mitsubishi built ones.
  8. @sabrejet Completely agree that the wing sweep must have changed with a constant addition along the leading edge. Confusing though when, as I referenced, they describe it as the leading edge With a constant width addition along the castellated line it would not increase the leading edge sweep. I scaled the wing root and wing tip chords of the Revell F-86D and adjusted for 6-3. I took the F-86D as being the same as the F-86E original slatted wing. Well it better be Came out bang on the 1.5/0.75 first time. Back now on trying to get the Aerofoils back into shape of the butchered wings.
  9. Well here is the start on correcting the sweep of the Revell Monogram F-86D before changing for the F-86H. The objective is to cut the wing so as to preserve the detail. A diagram has been drawn with the new wing sweep on as a guide for rejoining the parts. Here is the lower wing with cuts done and laid over the diagram. The cuts were done with a scalpel and steel ruler. Now starting to assemble with 10 thou tabs. Use 10 as you need some flexibility. All the cutting and gluing will lose the air foil shape so you will need to manipulate it a bit afterwards to get it back.
  10. Had a look at the Kittyhawk 1/32 F-86K which is of the later ones with the 6-3 slatted wing. Has a constant chord insert and the bent castellated join line for the leading edge. They must have looked at a real one However they have missed the different slat arm sizes. Google F-86K walkaround and you wlll hit some good photos of a dutch one that shows the K had the differing arm sizes.
  11. A slight addendum to my post. In Picture 1 the title F86F-30NA of the the top left photo is incorrect. It is in fact a F-40 wing as can be seen by the extended wingtip and straight pitot tube.
  12. This post was supposed to be to show the progress on converting the F-86D wing to a late 6-3 slatted wing. Including the correction of the wing sweep of the Revell/Monogram wing. Sadly that is not the case and the wings I was working on have gone to the great plastic scrap merchants. I had commenced the conversion based on the well published principle of a slice that should be removed to a 6-3 the wing to get the original chord. Usually quoted when converting a Hasegawa or Academy F-86F-30 hard edge into an earlier slatted F or E. In the case of the late F-86H, or F-86L, I am going
  13. I have also got the new Kittyhawk FJ-2 which matches the Hasegawa and Academy wing sweep.
  14. On the subject of the sabres wing sweep This is an interesting analysis. http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/sabrewingsjh_1.htm
  15. plasticpilot

    F-86H

    I have posted some details of my 1/48 F-86D to F-86H here.
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