Sabre F86-E Korea Academy 1:48

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  1. fam43

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    Well the smaller Scales aren't what my fingers and eyes really need. But nevertheless I'll give it a try.
    The Sabre is my alltime favorite when it comes to jets especially the colorful korean fighters. Who deosen't know "The Huff, El Diablo, Little Rita, Mikes Bird, Wham Bam" and so on?
    When starting this project there comes the first problem. There is no F86-E in 1:48 nor in 1:32. The best renderings are the old Monogram or the Esci releases. The first needs total rescribing the second isnt' up in contour and detail. So my choice is the Academy kit.

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    The second headage are the slats of the ship.

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    First I wanted to slater a Revell Sabredog but at the last second I discovered an Entex F86-D in my scrapbox. The Entex is a bad vintage kit but the slats of it are correct and it has seperate landing flaps which I always missed on the Academy and Hasegawa kits.

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    I took the Entex wings and combined the lower half with the Academy middle part. This resulted in much puttying and sanding. The Entex wing has raised and false paneling so you have to sand in rescribe these Parts anyway. This is what it looks like.

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    The upper part.

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    Good stuff Michael, and it's many years since I saw an Entex kit. I made the mistake of getting their Phantom kit about 35 years ago !
    The Academy kit is nice - I built the 'Mig Killer' boxing a few years ago, as a 'generic' Korean bird, although I think, but not sure, that one is slightly up-dated compared to the kit you're using.
     
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    Nice to see you again Michael. Been a while.
     
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    Ah, a new project! Cool!
     
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    Good work so far!
     
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    #8 fam43, Mar 1, 2015
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    Let's have a look on the Academy ship. There is an F fuselage without the correct opening just in front of the stabilator. This item is more correct for an E-version.

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    A little drawing to show what I mean.

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    Spine of E fuselage.

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    Spine of F fuselage

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    Starting to correct the kit.

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    Starting to tidy up that classic model Michael.
    Sure will do a good job. Looks good so far. :shock:

    Saludos cordiales :thumbup:

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    Looking good so far!
     
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    The cockpit of the Academy bird isn't the best. All pieces carriying another color than light grey are rebuilds.

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    The completed cockpit:

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    getting the parts together will be a little bit tricky.

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    :shock: I really like that pit !!

    Mit freundlichen Grüssen Freund :thumbup:

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    Nice work! :thumbright:
     
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    Lovely work so far!
     
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    Looking good.

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    The most critical moment was joining the modified wing with the fuselage. Well they went together better than thought.

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    a coat of primer revealed no bad flaws other than sanding a little here or there.

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