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Artie

N.A. F86F Sabre, spanish Ejército del Aire.

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Hi all...back to modelling at a very slow pace.....I decided to give this old kit an opportunity. It's the old Esci kit, with all its pros and cons (been discussed before). In fact, this is an Italeri reboxing of the old kit, with slightly better decals. I wanted it to be an OOB work, so just added some riveting and a few scratchbuilt cockpit details.

I painted it to represent an Ala de Caza nº 1 at Manises air base, around 1956. This is one of the few spanish Sabres wich served for a few years in its orifginal, early F30 configuration, with "6-3" hard wings.  Hpe you'll like it.

46929809984_3667f1b8ed_c.jpgIMGP0008 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr

47600879572_12db634eab_c.jpgIMGP0005 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr

32711070437_2b48444bba_c.jpgIMGP0006 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr

 

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Lovely looking Sabre out of that old kit. Nice finish and weathering.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Great NMF result!

What will be next project?

Cheers

J-W

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Posted (edited)

Very nice! Thanks for showing!

So Valencia haf some of the F30s! Good to know! :)

but Patrulla Ascua was onl  using F40 winged planes, no?

 

Edited by exdraken

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Great job !!!
Looks really nice.
Congratulations.
Greetings.

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Thanks a lot for your kind comments, Sirs....

Werner, the Ala de Caza Nº1 kept some F30s until they were ugraded to F40 standards, as they passes their IRAN  overhauling. The patrulla Ascua just used F40 models. I've always liked the early colour scheme, witht the wraparaound fuselage flag and early style flames on the wings and nose....

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Absolute brilliant!!!

 

Cheers 

Andy

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22 hours ago, Artie said:

Thanks a lot for your kind comments, Sirs....

Werner, the Ala de Caza Nº1 kept some F30s until they were ugraded to F40 standards, as they passes their IRAN  overhauling. The patrulla Ascua just used F40 models. I've always liked the early colour scheme, witht the wraparaound fuselage flag and early style flames on the wings and nose....

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Thanks!

Incidentally I just have those decals :)

 

did you try them yet?

 

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Hello Artie !!

Sometimes that I did'nt see you !!

Wonderfull use of this old kit, I remember having one done and corrected... 

In the '80s....

The early ESCI kit had decals for a Spanish sabre if my memory serves me well !!

Well done, painted and weathered !!

Congratulations ! :partytime:

CC

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Great Sabre Artie,Spanish roundel's always look great on an aircraft!

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Outstanding Artie!!!!!  You made a masterpiece from a kit that is not up to modern tooling ( and ease of build ) standards.  Please share upcoming pictures as we will continue to be in awe.   😎

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Don’t see many Spanish Sabres, that’s lovely work

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Very nice job.

 

Terry

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