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PostSubject: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Mon 27 Apr 2015, 4:39 am

I guess you can't have an F without an E. So here's my 1/72 Airfix,
Heller kit reboxed, F-86F as an E. The Heller is an excellent example
of a Sabre for it's day. It was touted as an F but the kit has the cranked
pitot and slatted wing the E had, although a few early F s also had these
options. It also has funky fins on the drop tanks, these were used post
Korean War so I made a set of fins for the drop tanks from .015 card stock.
I am doing it as Dolph's Devil, an F-86E-1 belonging to Lt. Dolph D. Overton,
he became an ace in four days.---John


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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Mon 27 Apr 2015, 4:50 am

More done. Here's the post war fin and my scratch made Korean War
era drop tank fin.---John


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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Mon 27 Apr 2015, 5:14 pm

Good progress. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Tue 28 Apr 2015, 2:30 pm

The wings and stabs are on, I puttied up some gaps, filled the short
shots on the leading edge slats, moved the pylon holes over 1/8 inch
to their proper location and sanded off the raised panel in front of the
tail which isn't on an E model. All I need to do now is fix the trailing edge
gaps and blend in the nose a bit. Seems like a lot but it is really not all
that much work.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Tue 28 Apr 2015, 5:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Tue 28 Apr 2015, 10:05 pm

The filling and sanding is done.I have the drop tanks on and just
need to mask and paint, then finish up with wheels, gear doors
and some other odds and ends then decals.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Wed 29 Apr 2015, 5:05 am

Good looking Sabre John. I've got the Hasagawa 1/48 that will be built as an Avon-Sabre.
One day.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Wed 29 Apr 2015, 2:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Wed 29 Apr 2015, 4:37 pm

Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/72 Airfix F-86E   Thu 30 Apr 2015, 1:26 pm

Early jets didn't interest me, way back when.  Since then, like the careful models, shaded with varying metalizers and different markings and variations, make these come to life.  Thanks for your effort here.
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