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Stunning!

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Decals on and a quick photo: I'm still waiting for the main bespoke decals, so a bit of a stopping point, plus a few late days at work preventing progress. I may take some more photos and paste them later. The tonal differences in panel shades don't really show up at all here I note!

 

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I've always liked that scheme, you're doing a fabulous job there

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That is a really cracking finish. Can’t wait to see it wearing full warpaint.

 

Trevor

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I am a huge fan of the F-86, one of my favorite jetfighters, and your model becomes great

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Not much going on this last week (work!) but hope to resume and get most of the remaining bits done this weekend. Still waiting for final few decals. Here are a few more shots of the current state of play:

 

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What a brilliant read, and build so far. I've thoroughly enjoyed watching this come together, which you have made look easy - by virtue of your skill and dedication.

 

Fantastic!

Jonners

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I'm well late to this party but what a party!

 

Really impressed with this one Duncan. Your workmanship/craftmanship is excellent, very inspiring and stirring me up to get my 1/72 RAF Sabre 4 sorted to closure after Decembers mishap with the weathering, and get another Sabre on the starting block! Life is frustratingly in the way at the moment as I am working away a lot currently and have a few DIY projects on the go at home ......... excuses I know.

 

Looking forward to seeing the finished bird!

 

Terry

 

 

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Excellent stuff Duncan.

 

4 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

Life is frustratingly in the way at the moment as I am working away a lot currently and have a few DIY projects on the go at home ......... excuses I know.

You told me that you had retired...priorities...less jibba-jabba and get on with it Terry :whip::rofl:

 

Stuart

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2 hours ago, Courageous said:

You told me that you had retired

I had Stuart, then someone offered me a job again!

 

Terry

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7 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

I'm well late to this party but what a party!

 

Really impressed with this one Duncan. Your workmanship/craftmanship is excellent, very inspiring and stirring me up to get my 1/72 RAF Sabre 4 sorted to closure after Decembers mishap with the weathering, and get another Sabre on the starting block! Life is frustratingly in the way at the moment as I am working away a lot currently and have a few DIY projects on the go at home ......... excuses I know.

 

Looking forward to seeing the finished bird!

 

Terry

 

 

I need to catch up on yours then! I know how it is - there have been a few moments with this one but so far nothing major.

 

Well I managed to get a great deal done today, starting off with that blank space aft of the seat. Eduard give you lots of flat bits but you have to do the rest:

 

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And painted & glued in place. Note the Eduard canopy rails tidying up the forward parts. It's all very black, but that's how it should be:

 

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Then those tail lights: I used the kit parts, but since they are mounted horizontally and fit into a slot on the Hasegawa kit, I had to slice off the 'slot' bit that joins them together and then hope they didn't ping off into the carpet (which for once they didn't).

 

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Backs are painted silver and then a black surround to simulate the rubber mount they sit on:

 

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And then lots of basic kit stuff to mount: landing gear, doors, actuators and speed brakes:

 

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So just the canopy to do (need to make some bits to add to the Eduard PE); fit the slats and a few odds & ends to paint/touch-up. Oh and make the v-screen - keep forgetting that I haven't sorted out when to do that bit. Not shown is a brass rod pitot probe added to the right wingtip and the fuel vent mast on the aft fuselage. Hopefully the decals will arrive soon! 

Edited by Sabrejet

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spot on paint work!!!

 

However, I noticed that the kit doesn't give the reinforced windscreen. Pity because it is the most characteristic detail on the specific version of the Sabre.

 

Again, excellent work!!!

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13 minutes ago, Shalako said:

However, I noticed that the kit doesn't give the reinforced windscreen. Pity because it is the most characteristic detail on the specific version of the Sabre.

Uh huh. 🤔

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20 minutes ago, Sabrejet said:

Uh huh. 🤔

Have we forgotten something Duncan...

 

Stuart

Edited by Courageous

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1 minute ago, Courageous said:

Have we forgotten something Duncan...

 

Stuart

Yes - I forgot to buy an F-86A kit.

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All your work is coming together wonderfully Duncan, I'm so looking forward to the final reveal. I'll be using this as reference when I do a 1/72 one some time, then I'll know just what detail I'm leaving out. ;) :D

Steve.

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