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I am now able to restart this project too. I was missing the slats but just

found a kit that has the slats as extras, Hobbycraft kit 1361 is a hard edge

F-86F but for some reason they left the slats on the sprue. I wanted to do

a hard edged Sabre and this kills 2 birds with one stone so to speak. I am

almost ready to paint this, I was going to use the Hobbycraft Golden Hawk

kit decals but it is looking so good I may get a better set. I scratch built the

scoops on the fuselage by the wing trailing edge.---John

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There is one other small problem I had. The kit has the drop

tanks in the wrong location. I was informed by a rather smart modeler,

from Canada, that all Sabres, Canadair and North American have

their drop tanks at station 99, which means they are 99 inches from

the fuselage center line to the center line of the wing pylon which holds

the drop tank. He told me ALL model companies made the same mistake

with the exception of Revell's F-86D, according to him it's the only kit of

an F-86 with the drop tanks in the correct location. Just a little tid bit you

may want to check out. The "inner" pencil lines in the photo above are where

I redrilled for that correct dimension.---John

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My Hobbycraft kit came in, F-86F-25/30. It is a hard wing with a wing fence

but HC left the slats on the sprue, so I can use the slats for the missing ones

on my Sabre 6 Golden Hawks. Also HC has the correct decals for The Huff!

It has the 2 little characters and the Miss Jenny that go on the right side, also

the dragon on the left side has the right colors! I did the Airfix new F-86 and

the colors were off and no right hand side decals, I'll save these and do The

Huff again someday.Looks like HC came through big times for me. Now to

mask the wing for the silver and also do the slats.---John

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Slats sprayed Tamiya silverleaf, I placed them on the wing for a test

fit, need to straighten them slightly, very minor bow. Time to order the

gold paint.---John

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Coming on very nicely John, I'll be keen to see the the gold go on.

Steve.

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Thanks Steve, I just added shoulder harnesses and lap belts, I will be

ordering the gold paint this week.---John

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I added the drop tanks, masked then sprayed it Tamiya gold,

rattle can TS-21.---John

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I did some touch up around the cockpit, canopy rails and gun sight. I

still have the silver on the tail, stab leading edges, around the nose intake

and the tip of the drop tanks.---John

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I masked for the black on the anti glare panel on the nose. It woud

be easier with an air brush but not having that set up I masked with

Tamiya tape and cling wrap. Should do the trick.---John

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Masks are off, not to awful shabby. I still have to mask for the nose ring and

 tail-stabs leading edges for the silver---John

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On 5/17/2018 at 4:32 AM, john53 said:

not to awful shabby.

Now there is an understatement, its looking a bit super in fact, I'll be looking forward to further progress. 🙂

Steve.

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Very nice! :thumbsup:

 

Brings back memories of seeing the Golden Hawks for the first time on the air show circuit, & building a model of one of jets.  My build didn't look quite a good this this one. 🙁

 

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Thanks, the work is slow, I have too many "irons in the oven". I just

took the mask off the nose then painted the radome black. I used

Tamiya  Silver Leaf TS-30 spray for the nose ring. Tail and stab leading

edges next. BTW I started building models around 1963-1964 time frame.

So my first models back then weren't even close to what I do today. I didn't

start really doing quality work till the 80's, I discovered wet sanding, plastic

putty and a world of great kits , Tamiya, Hasegawa, Airfix, outside of my

usual Revell, Monogram, Hawk, Aurora, AMT and Lindberg.---John

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I've started masking to finish the NMF on the wing, stab and tail leading edges.

I am cutting back on tape and am going to try post it note patches and Saran Wrap

cling wrap.---John

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The painting is done. Ready to decal and add landing gear.---John

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The slats are on and decals started.---John

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One side done, along with top and bottom wings. Now to

do the right side then add the landing gear and doors.---John

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The decals are going on OK but they are not sized right. The national insignia

is not in the correct location over the speed brake, it's half on and half off the

speed brake door, should be centered. I will live with it but if I ever do it again

I will use after market decals. Not even sure if these could have been properly

altered. Some of the markings seem "quirky" and a bit out of size to me or the

kit isn't engineered right. I think it's more the decals.---John

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The decals are done, off to gloss coat tomorrow.---John

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I'm liking the look of that John, your gold is superb. 🙂

Steve.

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Thanks Steve, I have nothing but the highest regards for Tamiya's

spray paints. They do a beautiful job, just wish there were more FS

colors to choose from.---John

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I never really explained the sugar scoops I scratch built. They are from

left over parts of the 1/72 Revell Germany Eurofighter single seat kit.

I think they were scoops to a weapons or electronics pod of some sorts.

I shaped them to what looked right to my eye.---John

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Three more pieces to add and it's done.---John

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