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F-86 Sabre
in 1/144 Scale

by Roberto K. Masukawa

F-86 Sabre


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Ozmods from Australia is a new company. If you want more details you can check the kit review by Brett Green.

I built their 1/144 scale F-86 kit straight from the box and only added some detail behind the seat and fuel tanks.This is my first kit from Oz Mods so here are the bad and good points. Actually, there are no really bad points but you need take some care with the following:

  • the cockpit tub and front whell box fitting in the fuselage( you need sand the walls of fuselage and try test the fit until the fuselage parts joint)

  • be careful with tail fuselage joint (if possible reinforce this area,I use CA glue and sand)

  • after fuselage sides are glued you need sand the interior area until the wing fits together

  • I reshaped the fuel tanks and added new fins


Paint and Decals

I rescribed all the panel lines, so I sanded and polished the entire kit before airbrushing a coat of Mr.Surfacer 1000 and used Modelmaster Metalizer aluminium (non buffing) and Gunze Aluminium then applied a coat of ModelMaster sealer.

If you are not satisfied with the yellow color on the decals, you can do as I did. I masked the original decals in the sheet with silk screen clear mask. I repainted with ModelMaster acrylics yellow (I chose chrome yellow after comparison with insignia yellow) then I oversprayed a coat of varnish. For the fuselage band you can paint a clear film with the same paint and cut a V and apply this V in the kit so when the sides of this V cover the fuselage sides cut and add a retangular band to complete the ventral area ,for the black stripes I cut from black solid decal.

In the final analysis I am very satisfied with this kit. It looks like a Sabre. There are some minor fitting problems but the final result is a decent Sabre . I am looking forward to the next releases from OZmods.

You can contact Oz Mods by email on Ozmods@optushome.com.au



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Roberto K. Masukawa
Page Created 02 March, 2002
Last Updated 01 March, 2002

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