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1/48 F-86A-5

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Markings and fiddly bits left on a soon to finish “First for 2020”.

 

John

 

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17 minutes ago, Darren Roberts said:

How'd you do the conversion. Do tell! It looks NOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, tell us more!

 

Great-looking model!

 

Ben

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I used the empennage & horizontal tail from the Cutting Edge F-86A conversion set, Red Roos Models narrow chord F-86 slatted wing, Verlinden cockpit set, & scratched the V-windscreen from an acrylic  fingernail set with clear plastic & some Evergreen strips.  Decals will be from Cutting Edge F-86A.  It will be Eagleston’s Sabre before it was shot up by Nicolai Sutyatgin (Casey Jones).  So the legend goes.

 

John

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Nice work on an unforgiving finish!  Definitely a Sabre with a difference.

 

Jens

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That's awesome! I built an A using the Cutting Edge set many years ago. The slats were a PITA and the windscreen wasn't all that great. I'd love to build another one with the black and white stripes like yours someday. I think Ozmods made a conversion in 1/48, but I don't know if it's still available. Its windscreen looked odd, too.

 

Ben

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1 hour ago, Ben Brown said:

That's awesome! I built an A using the Cutting Edge set many years ago. The slats were a PITA and the windscreen wasn't all that great. I'd love to build another one with the black and white stripes like yours someday. I think Ozmods made a conversion in 1/48, but I don't know if it's still available. Its windscreen looked odd, too.

 

Ben

The Red Roos Wing was a much easier route.  I believe it is the Bill Scobie mastered wing.  The V-windscreen is a tougher problem but I like mine better than the alternatives.  I wish Tamiya would do an F-86 series in 32nd & 48th obviously an A -5 is high on my list.

 

John

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Good to know! I have the Scobie wing for a future F-86E build. It’s pretty good.

 

I agree, a Tamiya, or even a Hasegawa or Academy A-5 would be great.

 

Ben

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On 1/25/2020 at 12:39 PM, Slartibartfast said:

No A or E Sabre in 1:48 or 1:32.  Disgraceful.

or 1/72 for that matter;(ignoring the Matchbox caricature).   Anything boxed as an 'E' is not an 'E'

 

Tony

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A good F-86A kit in 1/48 scale would be a multiple purchase kit for me.

 

Great job so far on your's, Raptor1 !

 

 

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