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RAAF CA-27 Sabre A94-983

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I am truly biased where this Sabre is concerned, and I think this variant was the ultimate Sabre performer, and even though I love my 8th FBG Korean War  F-86F's, I think this is the most beautiful of them all! A shame she is grounded due to bang seat issues, but I am hoping she can be returned to the airshow circuit. I never had the pleasure to have seen and heard her fly, as many of you have, but I bet it was an experrience! Needless to say, we are LONG overdue for a state of the art Avon Sabre in my scale or 1/48!

Mike (Texan by birth, Aussie by inclination!)

 

https://aviationmuseum.com.au/raaf-ca-27-sabre/

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, 72modeler said:

Texan by birth, Aussie by inclination!

Thats because Oz is like a humongous version of Texas. Similar climate and terrain’s, similar venomous Fauna, and wide open expanses with very large ranches and farms. 

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49 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thats because Oz is like a humongous version of Texas. Similar climate and terrain’s, similar venomous Fauna, and wide open expanses with very large ranches and farms. 

All true- but no BBQ brisket or nachos! Hope you and Missus CFFU are no longer under the weather!

Mike

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6 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Yes were up to snuff here in Chicago. Hoping Texas is holding her own. 

I had the sniffles for a week, but am back in action; the war department, bless her heart, has been sick for going on two weeks- hope she gets better soon, as the foot rubs and ice cream runs are killing me! Thanks for asking, Dennis.

Mike

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@72modeler

 

We have a full walkaround of A94-983 i you want a drool 🤤

 

 

Long over due a proper kit, but there are a couple of conversions out there.

 

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Julien

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Julien- thanks for the walkaround; had to wipe the screen twice while looking at the photos- that is one gorgeous Sabre! 👍

Mike

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11 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thats because Oz is like a humongous version of Texas. Similar climate and terrain’s, similar venomous Fauna, and wide open expanses with very large ranches and farms. 

Ranches????? I think you mean stations!! Felt at home in Texas. Not so sure about Chicago though, but O'Hare was awesome.

Peter M

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8 minutes ago, Magpie22 said:

Ranches????? I think you mean stations!! Felt at home in Texas.

Yes youre quite correct i used the wrong term as I could not remember it. 

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Here's my 1/48 effort, made several years ago with a conversion fuselage: High Planes I think?

 

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Duncan,

 

That is one beautiful Sabre build!

Mike

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It's possible to build it without the conversion kit. 

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I made mine by splitting the fuselage like CAC did. Of course, Red Roo Models made their conversion kit just after I finished it (I have one of their sets in the stash in case I'm inclined to do another)!

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Looks good.

 

I have the High Planes set in 1.48 and about a dozen Tasman sets in 1/72 ( I picked them up as a job lot)

 

Julien

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8 minutes ago, Julien said:

Looks good.

 

I have the High Planes set in 1.48 and about a dozen Tasman sets in 1/72 ( I picked them up as a job lot)

 

Julien

And I always thought it was the RAAF  Sabre! 😎

 

Selwyn

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I'm keen to build A94-983 as she was in the late 80s, preferably 1/72 but 1/48 would be lovely...imagine a New Airfix Avon Sabre!

 

Thanks for the link to the walkaround!

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6 hours ago, k5054nz said:

1/48 would be lovely...imagine a New Airfix Avon Sabre!

Maybe they'll follow up their new release Canadair Sabre with a CAC one!

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16 minutes ago, Bell209 said:

Maybe they'll follow up their new release Canadair Sabre with a CAC one!

That's the dream I've been living since the AMW leak range announcement! Although to be honest a 1/72 version would fit my plans better...!

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As my late lamented Dad used to say, "Wish in one hand, spit in the other, see which gets full first!"

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On 1/5/2020 at 5:55 AM, 72modeler said:

All true- but no BBQ brisket or nachos!

Mike

But we do have LOUD race cars, and as an added bonus...cricket!!!!

 

My Avon Sabre conversion is waiting in the wings, for the right time, and the energy.

 

DennisTheBear

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1 hour ago, DennisTheBear said:

But we do have LOUD race cars,

On that subject, just what is Marcus Ambrose up to these days?

Mike

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An Avon Sabre would be wonderful. It's one of my favorites, second only to the F-86H.

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On 1/4/2020 at 12:07 PM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thats because Oz is like a humongous version of Texas. Similar climate and terrain’s, similar venomous Fauna, and wide open expanses with very large ranches and farms. 

 

And outsized personalities to match it :)  But Texas gets the prize for hats.

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2 minutes ago, NorthBayKid said:

 

And outsized personalities to match it :)  But Texas gets the prize for hats.

I don't know.. some of the hats I've seen some Aussie’s wear in photo’s of the outback would give Texas a run for the $ on hats. 

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