**** FINISHED: 1/72 F-86F - Aircraft Nose Art GB.

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  1. Rogi

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    #1 Rogi, Sep 29, 2013
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    Username: Rogi
    Name: Igor
    Category: Beginer
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: Academy
    Type: North American F-86F-30
    Aftermarket: none, just scratch built the seat belt, wing lights and airbrushed the checker tail and yellow/black identification stripes.

    HISTORY:
    The Korean War started on the 5th of June,1950 and lasted until the 27th of July 1953 when North and South Korea and its allies agreed to a ceasefire along the 38th parallel. Creating the DMZ (Demilitarized zone) which still exists today as the border between North and South Korea.

    When the Korean war started, the US allied itself with South Korea, supporting its ally with troops, and equipment, among the aircraft sent to Korea was the new F-86A and later E Sabres. Slowly changes in both aircraft started to develop.

    During the end of the Korean War newer variants of the F-86 Sabre were introduced, among many upgrades, the wing changed from a slatted configuration to a 6'3 (un-slated) wing. This gave the Sabre improved performance.
    The F-86F-30 emerged in the skys over Korea and aided the war effort, among these aircraft is Captain Charles McSwain's mount, "Mike's Bird" F-86F-30 serial #52-4641 of the 39th FIS/51st FIW based a Suwon (K-13)


    Here are the pictures of the completed model :)
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  2. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

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    that looks very nice indeed Igor, well done
     
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    :thumbright: Nicely done.
     
  4. Airframes

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    Good one Igor.
     
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    excellent work Igor

    cheers
    Mike
     
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    Scrubbed up good Igor, well done...
     
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    Sweet looking bird Igor!
     
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    That's a real nice result, well done
     
  9. T Bolt

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    Very nice work Igor!
     
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  11. Rogi

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    Thank you all for the kind words :) it means a lot after completing such a huge project :D

    My next step is master Micro Sol, since it appears to do well when applied lightly onto the decal. I'll have to ask one of the masters on advice :D
     
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    Good work Igor!
     
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    with all here igor. very good work.
     
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    Nice work igor. F-86 is one of my favourite a/c. youve done a great tribute IMO
     
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    Thank you Gnomey, Sergio and Parsifal :)

    It is amazing how much I have been able to learn about this build, not just in taking your time to finish something but having the right tools to accomplish the task :) I'm really glad about how this Sabre ended up and these modeling lessons will stay with me for the next bird :)

    Now if I could only figure out polishing Canopy seam lines lol and making it as clear as day.
     
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    Well done Igor nice build.
     
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    Great job Igor. Got me itching to start one of my RCAF -86's.

    Geo
     
  18. Rogi

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    Thank you Woody and Geo:)

    Speaking of RCAF, I'll be doing one of Sky Lancer's 56 Team Geo :D Maybe we could do a Unofficial RCAF Sabres GB :D hehehe :)
     
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    Micro-Mark had a finishing kit Polishing - Shop Novus Plastic Polish Scratch Remover at Micro Mark, of you can go the cheaper route (and faster and almost as god in my opinion) and by a 3 sided nail polishing file at the local drug store. Just remember to finish it off with a dip in Future.
     

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    Lovely build Igor.
     
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