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CliffB

Sabre-toothed ROC +++FINISHED+++

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Sorry guys, but I won't be building one of Blackburn's finest - rather an F-86F from the Republic of China (aka Taiwan), Air Force.

 

I'll be using one half of this 'dogfight double' (having already built the MiG in the 50s NATO/Warpac GB).

 

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The kit includes a sharkmouthed ROC aircraft as one of its decal options.

 

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It'll be a late start from me, but I will be joining you for sure.

 

Cheers

Cliff

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The ROCAF sabre looks very colorful indeed. You surely have by now built all the 1/100 scale models there are ;)

Cheers, Peter

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Nice to see a ROC subject  

Martin H

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On 6/26/2019 at 3:12 PM, Grandboof said:

Nice to see a ROC subject  

Martin H

Thanks Martin.  It will be a first for me (and indeed my first Sabre).

 

I finally managed to finish my Lockheed this morning, so thought I'd make a start on my 'teeth'.

It's a simple kit and I'm not expecting any major fit issues (it's a Tamiya kit after all, albeit one from the 60s!).

 

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A quick tape together of the main bits confirmed the fit is OK, although there's a surprising 'see through' via the cockpit and main gear well.  This will need attention...

 

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The other surprise, to me at least, is the cranked pitot tube.  Is this right?  I haven't seen this so far in any photos of real Sabres.

 

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Cheers

 

Cliff

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Yes the cranked pitot is correct. 4IWFdGW.png

 

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The photo's also show the color differences in the wings.

 

Dennis

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14 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Yes the cranked pitot is correct. 

The photo's also show the color differences in the wings.

 

Dennis

Thanks Dennis (I'm not sure I'll be recreating all those tones though ;)).

 

Cheers

Cliff

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Some progress to report.

 

I've put a blanking plate over the main wheel well and added the necessary nose weight using chopped up air gun pellets.

The tailplane is one piece and has to be inserted at the same time as the fuselage halves are joined together.  Luckily I had read the instructions!

 

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Overall it's looking OK, but those wing fences are starting to annoy me.  I think I'll have to do something.

 

Currently I'm working on the ancillary items.  The main u/c doors need some surgery - to quote the instructions "Cut here in two if your model is to be in a state of staying on the ground". :winkgrin:

 

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Cheers

Cliff

 

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Tidy looking Sabre Cliff 

Martin H

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Looks nice!

Just sand the fenced thin maybe?

Or use spare PE? Can't be too hard I guess!

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On 8/4/2019 at 6:51 AM, exdraken said:

Looks nice!

Just sand the fenced thin maybe?

Or use spare PE? Can't be too hard I guess!

Yes, I took a sanding stick to them.  They're not quite so offensive now....

 

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Cheers

Cliff

 

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I'm on the home stretch now  - the major painting is complete :)

 

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looks good!

 

the transparency of the canopy is amazing! :thumbsup:

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5 hours ago, exdraken said:

looks good!

 

the transparency of the canopy is amazing! :thumbsup:

Thanks exdraken - if only I'd added some detail to the cockpit! ;)

 

Anyway, I'm calling this one done now.  I was worried about how the decals would perform (60s Tamiya decals are not the best), but they turned out to be not too bad.  A couple of larger pieces split as the baking paper curled during wetting, but the pieces could be reconstructed on the model OK.

 

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Thanks to all of you who having supported this build and to Peter for hosting.  Cheers fellas!

 

Cliff

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Very neat. Unfortunately I have neither the eyesight or manual dexterity for 1/100 scale anymore, although I did build most of the Tamiya series many years ago.

 

John

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turned out great!

 

remember, this is 1/100!!

:thumbsup:

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13 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Very neat. Unfortunately I have neither the eyesight or manual dexterity for 1/100 scale anymore, although I did build most of the Tamiya series many years ago.

 

John

Thanks John.  In my case, the passing years have robbed me of my patience, so I now enjoy the 'quick fix' of a simple OOB 1/100 build.  Respect though to those of you who still relish more complex projects :thumbsup2:

7 hours ago, exdraken said:

turned out great!

 

remember, this is 1/100!!

:thumbsup:

Thanks exdraken.  IMHO you can't go wrong with Alclad!

 

Cheers

Cliff

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