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Canidair Mk.6 - Hartmann JG-71

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I'm going to build this ESCI Canadair Mk.6 as Hartmann's ride in 1961.  I just hope the kit decals hold up.

 

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Oh, you are going nostalgic! Old times...when REVELL-ESCI made the racks in the hobby shops full of so many quarterscale kits.

When the decals are not good anymore, I have just seen last weekend that a few airdoc F-86F Sabre decal sheets are still available. Not much, but less than 10 for sure.

I look forward to see a plastic dinosaur become a model kit! :-)

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Decals aren't all that much but the shipping could be.  I know HaHen is pricey and expensive to ship to the states.  AirDoc shows 19 Eur and Peddinghaus I can find for $25 US.  I have some backup decals from Eagle Strike JG-72 or 73 to use if things really go bad.

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Hm shipping internationally should not be more than 3,70€. It is for a letter up to 500 gr.

I will come to airdoc shop in Erlangen soon. If you want I can catch it and send it to you. As a "Phantom Phan Club" Member I can get a bit discount.

Just my offer...

Or someone has decals left over from the Revell F-86F-40 kit no. 04562 (reboxed Hasegawa) and is willing to share!?

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Wasn't thinking of the Hasegawa kit at all but I'm wondering how the white looks.  I have a few 2012 boxings of the Revell kit and it only has 1 US choice on the decals.  The ESCI kit has a few choices so I'm going to test a few that I'm not going to use.

 

We will see how that goes first.  When do you plan on visiting the shop?

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Nice subject! Looking forward to your progress. If all else fails you could cut white triangles out of white decal paper. It might be tedious but would probably work.

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indeed, nice subject choice! it'll also remembering me the goo-dold days!

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I will go to the airdoc shop april 18, next week.

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Thanks but I think I'm good.  I just sacrificed some of the Italian markings and they held together great.

I also did some balancing by adding nose weight.

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Looks nice!! Hope to see your sabre soon!

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Was in the mood so I randomly masked and painted some dark gray to panels and to just grub things up.  Was thinking I might have to do something about the green.

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I'm probably not going to complete this next week before vacation but I'm making progress again.

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Nice job on the BMF!

What colors did you use for preshading and the silver finish?

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Thanks, I just randomly went with gunship gray and black on the gray plastic.  Used Testors MM Non-buffing aluminum.  The panels with the gun barrel openings might get some darker metallic sprayed on it but I like most of it for now.  I'm going to try Alcad next since this jar is almost empty.

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The MM metalizers have a good reputation. So why not taking them? So far your Sabre looks good!

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The way Testors is moving it might be just a matter of time before I have to find something else anyway.  I also can't buy it locally so I should be exploring other avenues.

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I'm not taping out yet but I'm having trouble sitting at the bench putting on the decals.  I pretty much busted my tail bone and I'm a bit uncomfortable.  Here is where I am now.

 

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Awesome! Do not give up so soon...you got it almost! Well...maybe you blow up a tube for a scooter tire or a qualatex donut ballon to sit on...so your tail bone will have no pressure. hm hmm...just my 0,02€ to keep you on the workbench. (At least I try to motivate the GB members even I have to give up due to so many busy summer jobs :-(

 

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