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F-86 Sabre in 1:48

August 26, 2014 in Aviation

Hi again, this one is also from the last year, Academy’s Sabre in 1:48 scale with addition of Eduard’s cockpit, CMK Gun and ammo bay and full scratch build of air brakes compartments.

This one in particular depicts the plane in state when it arrived to Yugoslavia as a part of military aid by the United States. Squadron/serial numbers were done per american standards. Later, this plane was repainted in yellow and used as a part of aerobatics team of the Yugoslav AF.

Painted with Alclad, weathered by oil.

This was the first time that i have used Alclad colors and I had lots of issues with it (mostly my mistakes 🙂 ) So, to cut long story short, this plane was repainted once again after the decals and panel color variation was achieved by oils.

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23 responses to F-86 Sabre in 1:48

  1. Not only is the aircraft outstanding Milan but the background you used for your photography is exactly what your build needs to make it jump off the page.

  2. I agree with Al, Milan…an exemplary job of weathering AND photography. I suspect we’ll be seeing that again at the beginning of the month.

  3. very nice…reminds me of A. Sekularac

  4. nothing stirs my sole like a well built sabre

  5. I have this kit in my gallery though not as well executed as yours by a mile ,nice job Milan.

  6. Super-duper, Milan. Great fit and finish.

    Just now finishing my Hasegawa Sabre…..gotta say, I like yours FAR better than mine.

  7. Stunning mate! Great build.

  8. Superb build of my all-time favourite aircraft.

  9. Beautiful and realistic finish on this. Very nice, Milan.

  10. Wow! Very cool model, gorgeous coloration!

  11. Lovely build Milan, the NMF looks real.
    Thanks for posting.

  12. Milan everyone has already used up all the superlatives for your Sabre, but I have to say it. Absolutely beautiful finish and photography.

  13. Thank you all for your kind comments! I am happy with this one, but I think I could do it better. Have one more of this in stash so I will definitely try it again 🙂

  14. Thats a really awesome F-86 – nice job on the metallic finish!

  15. Brilliant work, Milan. No other word for it.

  16. Milan, Good! it’s the only word that hasn’t been used!
    So I will say, really good!, beyond good.

    Or in the words of John Boyd, “Way to go Tiger!”
    California Steve

  17. That looks awesome! The NMF is beautifully weathered!


  18. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a real F-86, Milan, but, now, I don’t feel I need to! Terrific!

  19. It’s all been said Milan. All I can say is bravo! Beautiful job!

  20. Too much vadering and decals silvering

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