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Rob Colvin
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1/32 F-86F

June 28, 2013 · in Aviation · · 11 · 2.9K

Kit...Based in Tamiya bare metal silver (spray can) ...I shaded a couple panels with Alclad aluminum, Testors titanium, and some Floquil platinum mist. The wash used was the MIG pigment wash. The over coat was metalizer sealer with about 15-20% dull coat. I wanted to knock the shine down a little. I used a pair of spare hasegawa horizontals (I liked these better as the shape seemed right, the tails were thicker in cord). I used a couple MV lenses in the gun sight. I only did this as my copy had two sink marks exactly where the lens should go. It was easier to put those in than sand and fill in a tight spot. I started to use a quick boost seat...but I am not a fan. I went with the kit seat and added some belts. The seat can be removed as it fits well with no glue. The decals were from the original boxing of the kit that includes all the yellow bands...a fellow modeler had the "Huff" markings left over and was kind enough to send them to me "THANK YOU"! I did a little work to reshape the gun ports (awful) and I also filled in the giant hole and made the intake seamless back to the fan (what a pain in the %&%& next time FOD covers)


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  1. Absolutely beautiful work, of my favorites of the era.

  2. Rob...Great looking Sabre, nice photos as well.

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  4. Nice clean build & finish. I don't model or have knowledge of this era, but I've always loved these yellow striped Korea vintage F-86s. A beautiful model.

  5. Rob,
    Outstanding. A great model of a great airplane.

  6. Very nice model - the Kinetic Sabre is the best Sabre kit out there IMNSHO. Next time get the AMS Resins cockpit and seat, you'll love them, best set for a Sabre by anybody.

    When i first got the kit in 2007 I thought the surface detail was awfully heavy, particularly everything inside the spar box. Then I went out to Chino and looked at the three F-86s there, and all that stuff in the spar box is thousands of Phillips head screws! And the rest of the surface looks very close to what Kinetic did. I think they did the best Sabre kit out there. You certainly took advantage of good raw material to turn out an excellent model.

  7. terrific sabre

  8. Wow! Have The Huff in 1/48, and hope when the time comes it looks half as good.

  9. Thanks for all the comments!


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