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1/48 - North American F-86D Sabre Dog by Academy "ROKAF" & Mono Chrome "JASDF" (plastic Revell) - release in 2020


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Academy is to rebox soon the Revell F-86D as 1/48th North American F-86D Sabre Dog "ROKAF - 108th Fighter Interceptor Squadron" kit - ref. 12337

Sources: 

http://www.academy.co.kr/6q/board_news_main.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00002&pCode=12112&pCategory=NEWS5

http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&no=5946

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And as Academy is reboxing the Revell Sabre Dog for the Korean market, Mono Chrome is to do the same for the Japanese market with the full support of Academy !

Mono Chrome - 1/48th - ref. MCT501 - North American F-86D Sabre Dog "JASDF"

Source: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10699703

 

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Open speed brakes on any F-86 or Fury do NOT look like this!! Why is that so hard? :soapbox::bandhead2::deadhorse1:

Especially when you're building something that's supposed to advertise your product a tiny bit of attention would be nice. Of course we'll now see many more Sabres build with the speed brakes put on wrongly because it's on the box art...

Sorry, off my soap box now, as you were. 🙂

 

J

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That's good news. I was just looking at my Revell kit the other day thinking it would be nice to have those markings. Now I can just get a couple of these.

 

Mike

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On 5/30/2020 at 2:38 PM, ChesshireCat said:

parts in the box look very similar to the old ProModeler kit. Is this the same plastic?

gary

 Clearly, the kit is the re-boxing of the ProModeler kit when I look at this review.

 

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On 5/30/2020 at 7:38 AM, ChesshireCat said:

parts in the box look very similar to the old ProModeler kit. Is this the same plastic?

 

Sprues are identical do Revell's ones. So it must be Revell.

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Wow I have always liked the JASDF Sabre Dogs. Could never lay my hands on the decals though. I have tow of the Monogram kits already but maybe I can pick up the Mono/Academy version?

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11 hours ago, Solo said:

 

Sprues are identical do Revell's ones. So it must be Revell.

I found a ProModeler kit buried under a bunch of other kits the otherday. Forgot all about it. Looked at it out of curiosity, and was impressed! Even the decals looked great for twenty odd years (hear that Tamiya?). Also found a Monogram Canada Air Saber in that bunch. It has the Hartman markings.  Yet not nearly as nice as the F86d

gary

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