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  1. AX 365

    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    I like the revised repair job ALF. She looks much better. Glad you were able to make the repair. Mike
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    The Book Thread

    I've read a number of good books over the last while. Now that I'm retired, I've been doing more reading. The Madman and The Butcher - Tim Cook - this history and animosity between Arthur Currie and Sam Hughes No Prouder Place - Dave Bashow - accounts of Canadians in the RCAF and RAF during WWII Rogue Heroes - Ben Macintyre - history of the formation and exploits of the SAS during WWII The Necessary War - Tim Cook - part 1 of Canada's involvement in WWIi Fight to the Finish - Tim Cook - part 2 of Canada's involvement in WWII At The Sharp End - Tim Cook - part I of Canad's involvement in WWI Shock Troops - Tim Cook - part 2 of Canada's involvement in WWI No Place To Run - Tim Cook - the Canadian Corps and gas warfare in WWI Capturing Hill 70 - Delaney and Durflinger - the failed Canadian offensive on Hill 70 and Lens in WWI All The Fine Young Eagles - Dave Bashow - first hand accounts of Canadian fighter pilots in WWII Vimy; The Battle and The Legend - Tim Cook - the battle of Vimy Ridge The Canadair Sabre - Larry Milberry - a complete account of the Canadair Sabre from development, manufacture and Canadian and foreign use at home and abroad CF-100 - Larry Milberry - the development and deployment of Avro CF-100 Canuck CF-104 - Dave Bashow - development and deployment of the Starfighter in Canadian service along with many personal anecdote
  3. Hiya Chuck! I just visited the LSP site and learned of your and your Spitfire build's migration to ARC. Too bad there were unfortunate circumstances that caused you to leave LSP but you can 'take your ball and go home' anytime you like. I'll continue to follow your build here. Enjoy the top down weather and I look forward to your continued progress here in these parts. Take care. Mike
  4. AX 365

    1/72 Canadair Mk 6 Golden Hawks

    Never get tired of seeing a Sabre in RCAF livery. Fantastic work John. Saw how you did the sugar scoops in the "In Progress" thread. Nicely done.
  5. AX 365

    And another sign

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I have to share this with my vet. He'll love it.
  6. AX 365

    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    Oh well. Life goes on. Not the end of the world. If you've just cut it off with a knife and not removed it off with a razor saw, you night be to repair it okay. A saw will remove too much material and you'll end up with lopsided wings. Ick. I just checked the stash to see if I had an F-86F-40 or Sabre 6 upstairs. I was going to trade you your wings for a new set from my stash but all I have are F-30's / 5's with the fence. It'll still look like a GH when you're done and that's all that matters. Mike
  7. AX 365

    Canadair Sabre Mk 5

    Coming along very nicely, John.
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    Kinetic CF188 1/48

    AFM, Not being a parent, I cannot begin to fathom the pain and devastation you and your family are living through right now. Please accept my condolences as you work through this tragedy. Everything always comes second to family. Take all the time you need to grieve and never let anyone tell you otherwise. Sincerely and with deepest sympathies, Mike
  9. AX 365

    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    Don't know about Summerside, Prince Edward Island but, according to Larry Milberry's bible The Canadair Sabre, 23350 was attached to the Central Flying School at CFB Trenton, Ontario. Not sure when it would have been turned over to CFS but it would probably have been after the Sabre 6's were introduced to the squadrons in Europe. Prior to that, it flew with 434, 439 and 441 Squadrons. It was written off in an accident on 23 May 1960. F/L G. Brennand had an engine failure on landing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. According to the book, it was a non fatal accident. On page 231 of Milberry's book, there's a black and white photo of 23350 as it flies over Kingston, Ontario which is not far from Trenton. As an aside, there's a colour photo of 23314 (Hawk One) on page 217 as it forlornly sits in the bone yard at CFB Mountain View, Ontario (near Trenton) on 26 June 1971.
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    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    John, The serial number for the fuselage is 23314 or construction number 1104 from Canadair. It was a Sabre 5, with hard wing and fences, that was built in 1954 and flew operationally with 441 Sqn, 1 Wing, Marville, France. It was seconded to the Golden Hawks as a training aircraft in late 1962. I don't think it ever flew as an actual Golden Hawk. When it was purchased by Vintage Wings of Canada, it already had the F-40 wings. I don't know when those wings were retrofitted to the aircraft. I understand the VWoC attempted to find a set of Sabre 5 / F-86F-30 wings with the fences but they were unable to do so, so the F-40 wings remained. It also has the uprated Orenda 14 engine commonly used in the Sabre 6. So, it is a rebuild with various upgrades and improvements. Mike
  11. Hi guys. The primer turned out well but this isn't going to get done before deadline. As a matter of fact, I haven't touched it since I sprayed the primer. My interest in building has gone completely down the toilet in the last few months. Thanks for the encouraging words though. One day... Mike
  12. Hi guys. This isn't going to get done before deadline. As a matter of fact, I haven't touched it since I completed the track links. My interest in building has gone completely down the toilet in the last few months. One day... Mike
  13. AX 365

    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    John, Yes. Hawk One had sugar scoop intakes. Mike
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    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    I remember that day. That was a lot of fun, as it usually is. I still recall the F-22 demo. Wow! I remember 'shoe horning' my can into a Hornet a few years ago and then getting into Hawk One last year and being able to 'dance around'. There was certainly more room in the Sabre than there was in the Hornet. It was a thrill and a privilege being able to sit in both. Nice choice of subject, ALF. As a friendly reminder, Hawk One was a Sabre 5 fuselage with F-86F-40 wings with the 12" extensions. If you plan to build this as the late Hawk One, and the kit has the F-40 wings, you won't need to perform any surgery to graft the resin or plastic wing tips. As a reference... Look forward to your build, sire. Mike