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Matchbox/Heller F-86A-5-NA Sabre 1:72

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Hello!

As promised, here part 2 of my little Sabres. I built them in parallel, made 2 out of 3 kits, but this one i finished earlier in September 1994. Windshield, rear fuselage and most decals are from Matchbox.

Now i found out, the etch was early eduard 72-008, here i used the slats on the different wing.

Miss Louise did not live long, was part of 4th FIW, 334th FIS. Written off 29. May 1952. Take off accident at Kimpo K-14. Pilot Jimmy L. Schneider had more luck.

I hope you like the tiny missie!

 

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Stunning, as always with your builds!

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Very impressed, well worth the wee wait. Just shows the great results you can achieve when you put the extra effort into the build. Every aircraft modeller should have a handfull of F-86s. Well done and thanks for sharing your builds.

 

Peter.

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Very nice model of the Sabre. I like those particular markings too.

 

Regards,

David

 

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Your build inspired me to buy a Matchbox F-86A. I have a number of more modern F-86 variants in my pile of unbuilt kits but I don't have an A, and as far as I know, Matchbox are the only manufacturer to release an A in 1/72.

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A very nice looking F-86A. :goodjob:

@replicant, do you have pic's of your Sabre collection as I'm an avid Sabre builder myself?

5 hours ago, Eric Mc said:

I have a number of more modern F-86 variants in my pile of unbuilt kits but I don't have an A, and as far as I know, Matchbox are the only manufacturer to release an A in 1/72.

I also have a fair quantity of Sabres in my pile. I did get the Matchbox kit to do an -A but I only used the decals. I used the Hobbycraft kit and backdated it:

IMG_7085.jpg

 

Stuart

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12 minutes ago, Courageous said:

@replicant, do you have pic's of your Sabre collection as I'm an avid Sabre builder myself?

Hi Stuart,

finished i have a 45 yo 1:100 Tamiya ( hardly survived my yobro's ballistic ZELL trials :lol: ) and a newer F86D Hasegawa, i will show them. I got The Huff recently, and want to make F-86Ks i have

Cheers,

Thomas

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Amazing work with that old kit, nice one

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I would never have believed this was the Matchbox kit! Once again you have worked magic with an oldie! Now I'm getting inspired to do Bruce Hinton's 'Squanee' which is my favorite 4th FG F-86A! Very, very nice model!

Mike

 

http://www.markstyling.com/f86s/09.jpg

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37 minutes ago, 72modeler said:

I would never have believed this was the Matchbox kit! Once again you have worked magic with an oldie! Now I'm getting inspired to do Bruce Hinton's 'Squanee' which is my favorite 4th FG F-86A! Very, very nice model!

Mike

 

http://www.markstyling.com/f86s/09.jpg

Thank you Mike!  This will be a beautiful blueish girlie sabre!

 

And thank you guys for the nice comments!

 

Thomas

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What a superb Sabre

 

Beautiful finish

 

Really quite a work of art.

 

Cheers

 

Bruce

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everyone should have a stash of old Heller Sabres as donor kits to supply all the the parts needed to improve their Matchbox Sabres.     That's what I did also.

(as well as backdating a HobbyCraft kit)

 

They can be had for peanuts at model meets and have the best landing gear of any Sabre model out there.

 

ps  the old Photobucket rules prevent me from showing off my two hand-converted F-86As

 

Cheers, Tony

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Imgur to the rescue;  the one with the open speedbrakes is the Matchbox kit with Heller speedbrakes, etc.    The other is a backdated HobbyCraft Sabre 6

 

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Edited by Tony Edmundson

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Hello mates!

 

I will shoot my F-86D for you, thank you guys for the nice comments!

 

Thomas

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Posted (edited)

spacer.pngHi,

You have forget on something. A model was not moving all horizontal stabilizer. Just part of it. See picture and compare to your model.  Best regards, Ales

Edited by Ales P.
I have forget to post picture

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Stunner, great work, nice and shiny!

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Absolutely fantastic work.  All of you!  I love the lines of this aircraft, and the bare metal finishes are impeccable.  Alex T.

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Exceptional work with an old kit. Display those proudly!

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Thank you, mates,

for the second wave of this thread!

Cheers,

Tom

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