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Stop screwing around and make a Tamiya quality 48th scale F-86E Saber!!!  Nobody has made a leading edge slats Saber so you'll be the FIRST!!

Just do it!!

Bo

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32nd scale please.   The current offerings in this scale leave much to be desired.  
 

Such a beautiful jet, used by so many countries.    I would think a new tool kit would sell nicely.  

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On 8/4/2020 at 6:30 PM, P-38 guy said:

Would be nice.

I was working on the real thing just the other day!

 

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Me in the gray shirt.

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and now he's gone....

 

Mike

 

WOW!

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11 hours ago, 11bee said:

32nd scale please.   The current offerings in this scale leave much to be desired.  
 

Such a beautiful jet, used by so many countries.    I would think a new tool kit would sell nicely.  

 

I don't do 1/32 anymore, but the F-86 is so beautiful it deserves the full 1/32 treatment that only Tamiya can do.

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8 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

I don't do 1/32 anymore, but the F-86 is so beautiful it deserves the full 1/32 treatment that only Tamiya can do.

You’re missing out buddy, those new 32nd kits from Tamiya are simply amazing!   

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2 hours ago, 11bee said:

You’re missing out buddy, those new 32nd kits from Tamiya are simply amazing!   

 

I know. I did make one of their A6M5's. It was a wonderful kit to build. Used to have the A6M2 kit in my stash. I did one of the older 1/32 kits, an F-4J and, years and years ago, the F-14A. Also had the F-4EJ and F-15J kits in my stash, but had to sell it all. Very sad, but just didn't have room after I moved back to WI. 1/32 is my preferred scale.

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On 8/4/2020 at 6:30 PM, P-38 guy said:

Would be nice.

I was working on the real thing just the other day!

 

P1QT48b.jpg

 

wAQ0Fyp.jpg

Me in the gray shirt.

iWAKvyb.jpg

 

vT9wwHG.jpg

 

sQ2Gixe.jpg

and now he's gone....

 

Mike

 

is that Tom Wood's F86? He has two Mustangs, an F86 and a Mig15 that I know of.

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nice  1:1 photos, BUT, the OP asked for a E and the narrow chord slatted wing.   The nice photos show a F-86F-40 wing that has already been kitted in all scales.   A proper 'A' released would make kitbashing into a 'E' quite easy as was already mentioned.

 

Tony

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7 hours ago, Snowbird3a said:

nice  1:1 photos, BUT, the OP asked for a E and the narrow chord slatted wing.   The nice photos show a F-86F-40 wing that has already been kitted in all scales.   A proper 'A' released would make kitbashing into a 'E' quite easy as was already mentioned.

 

Tony

I know and agree with him. Just excited I got work on an F-86 of any make.

 

Mike

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17 hours ago, ChesshireCat said:

is that Tom Wood's F86? He has two Mustangs, an F86 and a Mig15 that I know of.

gary

Yes that's Paul Woods plane. He has 14 total from what he told me. They are getting ready to take delivery of a Corsair.

 

Mike

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F-86A-5/6/7 is not too difficult a conversion in 1/48, and an XP-86/F-86A-1 would be even easier. My F-86A-7 used Eduard fuselage and Revell F-86D wings. The latter are narrow-chord with separate slats and very well detailed.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

F-86A-5/6/7 is not too difficult a conversion in 1/48, and an XP-86/F-86A-1 would be even easier. My F-86A-7 used Eduard fuselage and Revell F-86D wings. The latter are narrow-chord with separate slats and very well detailed.

 

 

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That is a great looking F-86!   Didn’t know Eduard did an early version.  

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Cutting Edge conversion with the Academy kit. Not a bad conversion except for the poor windscreen shape, which I never was able to fix to my liking. We really need a new kit or a decent conversion for an A or early E.

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I have the Scobi wing conversation in my stash. One of these days I’ll build an E with it. 
 

Ben

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On 8/5/2020 at 2:52 PM, 11bee said:

32nd scale please.   The current offerings in this scale leave much to be desired.  
 

Such a beautiful jet, used by so many countries.    I would think a new tool kit would sell nicely.  

That would be a good choice. So many paint jobs possible. I think it would sell well. 

Tamiya seems to have pulled back on 1/32 after the Mosquito. The last few were basically updates of earlier kits. They need something universal, like the saber, which would appeal not only to a wide audience, but which serious modelers (and lets face it - Tamiya 1/32 is geared towards serious modelers) might come back to multiple times to get different paint schemes. 


I don't do 1/32 often for the same reason pointed out by @Mstor. But I picked up a Tamiya corsair last year, and might get a few more of "keystone" aircraft (Spitfire, P-51, Zero) and others, if/as they become available.

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I think an F-86A in 1/48 would suit most of us, and from what I've seen, I'd like JetMADS to give it a go. It would be right in their remit and something very special. Or maybe other high-end manufacturers like Lukgraph or HpH might branch out into the 'mainstream'?

 

For now I seem to have interested a European manufacturer in an unkitted F-86 variant so let's see.

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On 8/30/2020 at 5:25 PM, jeffryfontaine said:

I would rather see a 1:48th scale [1:32nd too] F-86H instead of another F-86E

Another E?????   Where's the first 48th E Model???

I think you mean F Model!!

Bo

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17 hours ago, RKic said:

That would be a good choice. So many paint jobs possible. I think it would sell well. 

Tamiya seems to have pulled back on 1/32 after the Mosquito. The last few were basically updates of earlier kits. They need something universal, like the saber, which would appeal not only to a wide audience, but which serious modelers (and lets face it - Tamiya 1/32 is geared towards serious modelers) might come back to multiple times to get different paint schemes. 


I don't do 1/32 often for the same reason pointed out by @Mstor. But I picked up a Tamiya corsair last year, and might get a few more of "keystone" aircraft (Spitfire, P-51, Zero) and others, if/as they become available.

Still hoping Mr T will give us something new in 32nd at some point.   I can't recommend their kit's strongly enough.   I started with Corsair and can't stop.  They are that good.  

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