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cema_ga

F-86F-25, Hasegawa 1/48 with Armycast decals

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Hi comrades!

I decided to try NMF and new (for me) decal manufacturer - Armycast.

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So, the fantastic Hasegawa kit exists in my slash for 25 years and I don't remember why I bought it (I'm not big fun of Sabre...). Because the decals are dead, I chose different livery - 53rd Fighter Day Squadron, Bitburg AB, Germany.

 

The build was straightforward, very small amount of acrylic putty was used. Nose weight was fixed with Tamiya two-component putty.

 

Only aftermarket-resin seat by Quickboost and the decals.

 

So far painting is complete. Next stage - decals and undercarriage assembly

 

Thanks for looking

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Very nice!!

Looking forward to your report on the decals!

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Awesome kit!

Unfortunately, the decals for the Argie Air Force service are not going to be possible in an F-25. I'd save those ones for when you get an F-30 with F-40 wings.

Yeh, me would...

Cheers,

 

Unc2  

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Nice work

 

Ive used Armycast decals before and they’re very nice. Thin but strong.  I also have this Sabre sheet on order. 

 

Look forward to to more progress. 

 

James

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I have the set, in 1/72, and have used the ArmyCast Mustang and T-33 sets. I have also used their stencilling sets for the F-104 and my current UTI MiG-15. They are good, thin decals but you need to check accuracy. Some of the sets aren't entirely correct.  Also the colours are some times a little different from the actual aircraft. When applying be sure to get them positioned fairly quickly. Very soon they set and will resist being moved. They will break if not treated carefully. I admire their range of alternative colour schemes and operators that you dont often see. Good luck :)

 

Martin

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Hi comrades!

@exdraken - hope to move to the decals ASAP, only problem - it's not enough stencils included in Armycast decals and I'm not sure the Hasegawa old stencils are usable (even with liquid decal film), so probably I'll order aftermarket stencils.

 

@Uncle Uncool - I believe, Hasegawa has the F-40 boxing with proper wings

 

@franky boy - looks like some Ukrainian manufacturers - I love such kind of decals! I will check this ASAP

 

@RidgeRunner - thanks for great tips! I will implement them for sure!

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On 11 January 2020 at 6:29 PM, cema_ga said:

oy - looks like some Ukrainian manufacturers - I love such kind of decals! I will check this ASAP

They are Czech. Martin at Armycast is very helpful

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5 hours ago, cema_ga said:

@Uncle Uncool - I believe, Hasegawa has the F-40 boxing with proper wings 

Hi Cema_Ga,

Indeed, I've got one of Hasegawa's 1/48 Old Fashion Sabre boxings (07075) for my Argie build + Cutting Edge slats and CMK armament/airbrakes bits.

This boxing's got the 200-litre jugs with which the Argie Sabres used to fly.

Yeh, it's got...

Cheers,

 

Unc2

 

PS: :analintruder: You're from Israel! Woo-hoo... :worthy:

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6 hours ago, Uncle Uncool said:

Hi Cema_Ga,

Indeed, I've got one of Hasegawa's 1/48 Old Fashion Sabre boxings (07075) for my Argie build + Cutting Edge slats and CMK armament/airbrakes bits.

This boxing's got the 200-litre jugs with which the Argie Sabres used to fly.

Yeh, it's got...

Cheers,

 

Unc2

 

PS: :analintruder: You're from Israel! Woo-hoo... :worthy:

Hi Unc!

Looks like your Sabre got the best available aftermarket!

 

PS: Yes🕎!!!

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Great looking Sabre, can't wait to see how it looks with decals on :) Gotta love 50's US color schemes.

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8 hours ago, cema_ga said:

PS: Yes🕎!!!

Respects, my mate. I'm a fan of Giora Epstein. Such a character he is.

Forgot to mention that I've traded these markings with mate Mark in Estonia for my build.

 

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This is the scheme I'm after:

 

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If only I could get those specific nose wheel hubs you see in the above piccy...

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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16 minutes ago, Uncle Uncool said:

If only I could get those specific nose wheel hubs you see in the above piccy...

You need Reskit RS48-174 (RS72-174 for1/72).

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ResKit? :blink2: Really? Had my quest been a rattlesnake I'd be cactus by now...

Thanks, Sabremate! :worthy:

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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Hi Comrades!

 

So, here the Sabre after decaling, panel wash and some assembly:

 

The old Hasegawa stencils were cured with Microscale liquid decal film, but unfortunately they became to thick and visible on NMF...

The Armycast decals are FANTASTIC! The are almost invisible even on NMF!!! But I succeed to make some errors - two decals were distorted and one totally destroyed...My own lesson: I'll continue to use them, but I'll buy two sets.

The panel wash - Tamiya black.

 

Next - one day I'll receive my parcel with New Ware masks and finish this project. For now, I'll paint the Sidewinders and go to the next project - Eduard's Mirage IIIC in IAF markings

 

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Thanks for looking! 

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Very, very pretty Sabre! From what I was able to find, she was transferred to the Spanish AF in 1959, and was written off in 1968. I wasn't aware that any USAF F-86F's carried Sidewinder rails.

Mike

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  • As I know no one!

  • And they were all painted below with caroguard silver fuslage & wing

 

Samo/P.k

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18 hours ago, exdraken said:

Very nice!

Thank You!

 

16 hours ago, 72modeler said:

I wasn't aware that any USAF F-86F's carried Sidewinder rails.

 

1 hour ago, politicni komisar said:

As I know no one!

Thank You! I can't confirm o deny the Hasegawa's recommendation. This project is a test bench for NMF and the Armycast decals...So my "research" was limited to the true wing type only.

1 hour ago, politicni komisar said:

And they were all painted below with caroguard silver fuslage & wing

Interesting! What exact color is it? And is it relevant also for F-100 series?

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7 minutes ago, cema_ga said:

Thank You!

 

 

Thank You! I can't confirm o deny the Hasegawa's recommendation. This project is a test bench for NMF and the Armycast decals...So my "research" was limited to the true wing type only.

Interesting! What exact color is it? And is it relevant also for F-100 series?

Also the F-100D and some other aircraft

 

I saw it in pictures and some examples of Yugoslav aviation

the color is the same as the wings above silver with a gray complexion the same silvergrau was called her caroguard.

The same was seen on the early German F-104G below.

RAL 7001 silver gray Will be a good shade.

 

P.k

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