North American F-86F Sabre
Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-86F Sabre is available online from Squadron
Here is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-86F Sabre.
I bought this kit a couple of years ago in Montreal for CAN$18.00, and was so
impressed with the detail that I delayed starting it for over a year in case I
When I did make a start I decided to do a straight
out-of-the-box build, adding only harnesses from Tamiya masking tape and etched
buckles from Eduard.
I also removed the seam line on the canopy, necessitated by
the blown cross-section. I had some decals from Cutting Edge which included this
Saudi AF machine, the notes emphasised the faded state of this particular plane
so I set out to weather it. I'd never tried pre-shading before though I'd seen
it demonstrated in Tamiya Magazine and was suitably impressed.
I was reasonably happy with my first attempt, after which I
ran blue-grey watercolour into all the panel lines. After I put the decals on
the green of the national markings looked far too strong compared to the faded
airframe so I sprayed (yet another) coat of the grey over them to tone
I sealed everything in with a matt varnish.
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