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SAAF Sabre – Bush war 1/48 Academy

May 28, 2015 in Aviation

The South African Airforce operated the Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6 from 1956 to 1980. The first Sabre’s flown by SAAF Pilots were during the Korean War.

This is my rendition of the last Sabre to fly in the SAAF. I admit I need to take better photos.
this is the Academy 1/48 scale kit. I opened some panels, scratchbuild the gun radar array in the nose and the ammo cover used by the pilot as a step to board the aircraft. I used Humbrol enamles, mixing the SAAF Buff colour to match. Decals comes from ancient sheets of which the manufacturer’s details have faded. Serial numbers are from a dry transfer sheet.

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8 responses to SAAF Sabre – Bush war 1/48 Academy

  1. Dit lyk pragtig Tappie. The Academy Sabres look great. Acceptable level of detail. Great job on the camo.

  2. Thanks Morne, i see the photo’s seem a bit fuzzy. I will have to take new pics.

  3. Brag Gat, well done again my Bud, Nice details, you must have done a lot of scratch building on this one, great paint job as well.

  4. Good work…..where the heck do ya get national markings for the South African Air Force? 🙂

  5. Great looking build. I have a Buccaneer, a Canberra and an F1…THANKS for the ideas!

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