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  1. 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
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    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
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    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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    John, Yes. Hawk One had sugar scoop intakes. Mike
  9. AX 365

    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
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    1/32 Kinetic Hawk NFTC (Moose Jaw)

    Fine work, ALF. Very nicely done.
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    Phone Calls You Don't Want To Get

    Murph, Having investigated many of these types of collisions, I'm very happy to hear that your daughter has avoided serious injury. I hope she recovers from her injuries, both seen and unseen, quickly and fully. Mike Murphy
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    1/32 Kinetic Hawk NFTC (Moose Jaw)

    Now it's starting to come alive. Looking good sir.
  13. AX 365

    1/32 Kinetic Hawk NFTC (Moose Jaw)

    ALF, Glad to do what I can. This retirement gig is tiring. There just aren't enough hours in the day. You should try it sometime! 😉 Thanks very much for the explanation of the vortex generators. I understand what you're saying. You must be a pretty good teacher. Okay...the pictures help too. They're black and white so I can print them off, break out the crayons and go crazy making psychedelic designs. Re: deleting the files...does it already feel like the monkey is off your back and your stress level has decreased dramatically? I know that's how I felt when I walked out the door of the station for the last time. I really like that colour PE. It is a world of difference. I think I have a set for one of my 32nd scale Sabres but I can't remember. Nice save on that huge step on the bottom by the gas bag. As long as the stuff on top is okay. The bottom...well, you know...women in low cut tops... Will continue to check in. Will also send a note later on to catch up. Take care and keep up the good work. Mike
  14. Worked a trade with Gary a couple of weeks ago. His package arrived here within a couple of days of him sending it. Great communication. Well packaged. Thanks Gary. Mike