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Monogram 1/48th N. American F-86 Sabre, Korean War

My 1st attempt in doing a bare metal finish was on Monograms . Using Alclad Aluminum and Anthracite Grey for the gun port panel. Aeromaster decals and True Detail wheels are the only AM used on the kit. A fun build and applying a difficult metal finish using Alclad was easier than I thought. As the prep of the kit to accept this finish has to be pretty much perfect in not showing any flaws in the sanding and seamwork. Not bad, but I know it can be better. A fun build. This model was built around the turn of the century. Thanks for viewing.


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17 responses

  1. One of my favorite jets...nice job.

  2. Chuck,
    Very nice. I really like this. Another example of how good Monogram kits are.

  3. Great build there Chuck.
    A classic post WW2 jet , well executed with a great finish.
    Did you use the Alcad Gloss Black Base befor the Aluminium?

  4. That's a very neat, clean build there, Chuck, and as the others have said, a classic jet.

  5. Very clean build on one of the best looking aircraft ever designed. Looks like you handled those big decals well too.

  6. i agree...great monogram...and that great black back ground

    • Thanks Bob, I do love to build Monogram/Revell kits, some can be quite challenging, but for the most part despite their age, they can be accurate in shape and size. And detailed even with the raised panel lines. The black base is actually the top of my entertainment center I had at the time. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. The f-86 sure is a pretty plane and you have done a nice job with this one. Very well executed clean build. It sure looks pretty!

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