Dirk's Airfix F-86F "The Huff" flown by Lt. Jim Thompson, of the 51st FIW

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  1. dirkpitt289

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    If HR Puff-N-Stuff had this Saber he would have been able to kick Witchiepoo's arse once and for all. It sure would have saved Jimmy and his talking flute a lot of heartache. :lol:

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    For those that are to young to get the reference, this was a television show from my childhood back in the 70's called HR Puff-N-Stuff. It was basically a fairy tale of good versus evil. The Good was a dinosaur like puppet or Muppet and the evil was a witch called Witchiepoo. Hence my correlation of my selected F-86 with the Dragon "The Huff" on the side. You can find lots of references online or even episodes on Youtube.

    Here is what my goal is.

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    As usual I start with the cockpit and the pilot seat. Not much to look at compared to a real seat. I little Evergreen styrene and some elbow grease should make things a little better

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    I added a new seat back to look more like the original with the hole in the back. I also added arm rests and the emergency handles from wire

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    The rest of the cockpit parts

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    This next photo was inserted to break up the monotony of my build. Its a sad site.

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    With the extra bits added the seat no longer fit into place so I had to use a rasp file to make some room.

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    A very nice job so far. :thumbright: Keep working. :)
     
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    Very nice, and thanks for getting that H R Puff-n-Stuff's theme song running through my mind! :evil4:
     
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    Me too. Wayda go Dirk:rolleyes:
     
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    Nice work! I'm too young to know the theme, so no complaints here. :lol:
     
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    Good stuff Dirk, and I'm too old to have seen this TV show, so no tune running through my head !
     
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    :p :p :p
     
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    I added some lead balls to the empty cavity of this part that connects to the cockpit. The plastic forward of the weight is the bottom of the intake.

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    Fitting the cockpit

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    Really nice fit from the bottom

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    Head on shot

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    Well done Dirk.
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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    Well its that time again. Time for some plastic surgery.

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    I want to open the access panel to the weapons bay. I feel it will add some dimension to the model.

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    Another successful surgery

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    Not bad Dirk. Looking good.
     
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    Good stuff Dirk, should look good with the guns and ammo feeds in place.
     
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    Moving forward. The weapons bay has been installed. Later on I will add some more wiring and the ammo feed belts.

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    Fuselage together

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    Wings assembled

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    Tail section attached. Now it looks like an airplane

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    Now the fun of filling and sanding has begun

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    This is the products I will be using moving forward on the NMF

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    First I applied the Mr Surface primer

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    Of course this highlighted some spots that needed some more attention so it was back to the Mr Surfacer 1000.

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    Thanks for looking
     
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    Great progress Dirk, looking forward to the NMF.
     
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    SWEET! You make it look easy.
     
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