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

December 24, 2013 · in Aviation · · 17 · 2.2K

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

    • It is a classic clean jet fighter in it's purest form, no missiles, rockets, or anything hanging other than the fuel tanks. A pure gunfighter. Always liked the Sabre and it's variants up to the F-100.

  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.

    • The yellow bands were the hardest as I wasn't quite sure if they were sized for the Monogram kit. Believe they were for the Hasegawa kit. But worked out ok as they had an overlap which I just trimmed to fit. Thanks Al and Merry Christmas

  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!

    • It was and still is. And I believe there is one here in Chino that still flies at the Air Show that is held in May. Always looking forward to seeing and watch a little history fly overhead. Merry Christmas Walt and thank you.

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