1/48 Sabre Mk 6 - The Jet Age.

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  1. Catch22

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    #1 Catch22, May 4, 2015
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    Username: Catch22
    First name: Cory
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: F-86F-30
    Aftermarket addons: Leading Edge Decals, possibly some cockpit resin.

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    #2 Catch22, May 4, 2015
    Last edited: May 4, 2015
    I will be doing a Canadair Sabre Mk 6 of 444 Squadron, RCAF at Baden, Germany, during the 60s. I haven't decided on a precise subject, but it will either be 23455 (VH 455) or 23620. Only difference seems to be that 455 has the older VH squadron code as opposed to the later RCAF written down the side in large lettering. Side number 722 is also an option.

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    Now, here is where I run into problems. As mentioned in the main post, the kit I have is for an F-86F-30, which does not have the leading edge slats in the wing and is the equivalent to a Mk 5 Sabre. I will likely need to scribe these, however I do have a decal sheet laying around that has panel line decals for them, but I'm not sure it would look very good. Is there anything else I need to be careful of? I am far from a Sabre expert. Geo sent me a bunch of info but I haven't had a chance to sort through it.
     
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    Like it Cory, Sabres look good in cammo
     
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    Very nice choice. I'll do some checking Cory, but you should be good. I had to shorten the wings on my unofficial build, but I was using a -40 kit.
     
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    Sabres look good in anything!!!

    Great choice

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    I started to go down this road. I have three Academy F-86 two Monogram and an Italari
     
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    Nice one Cory. The '6-3' wing had a deeper wing root, which encroached into the ammo bin hatch/step. When the hatch was open, the leading edge fillet, where it joined the fuselage, was detached and hung on a chain. If the wing isn't extended at this point, the re-scribing the hatch panel line will look acceptable enough.
     
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    Good one Cory.
     
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    With all. :thumbright:
     
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    This will be a cool looking model! Looking forward to it!
     
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    Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to this one!
     
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    If my Canberra goes well I am thinking of doing mine Cory, like this.

    112 Sqdn Sabres at Bruggen. 1956..jpg
     
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    Nice Karl, love the mouth! Miss those old schemes (not that I was alive for any of them), they had a lot more personality.
     
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    Yeah I remember the RAF in wrap around grey/green cammo from when I was a kid in the 70's and 80's.
    The modern Grey's are too practical !
     
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    Excellent choice! :thumbright:
     
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    I've made a start, here is the extremely boring cockpit. Tried using the IP decal, but it looked terrible, and this is a somewhat better result, even if it isn't great.

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    Was hoping to close the fuselage tonight, but I don't have any actual weights, just pennies and they're too wide. I'll pick some up tomorrow.
     
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    Looks good to me. I wish I could find the pics of the Sabre cockpit I sat in at the local Aerospace Museum.
     
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