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1/48 SAAF F86 Sabres in Korea

January 26, 2019 · in Aviation · · 10 ≡

Here are my two models of the F86 Sabres as used ny No2 'Flying Cheetahs' Sqn, SAAF in Korea.
ESCI kit - done as aircraft No 611 'Danny Boy' with slatted wings and 1/48 Academy kit - done as aircraft No 622 'Lady of Lorette' with wing fences
Note: 622 still carried the USAF serial on the tail and no 'flying cheetah' badges.
I had originally named 611 'Unjust Bruno', but the name decals got damaged on a respray, so name changed.
Decals are aftermarket from MAV decals.

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  1. It is great to see so many SAAF aircraft being built, a subject not seen very often, Great builds Phillip, really enjoying your posts, keep them coming.

    • Marc. I have built all the aircraft used by the Rhodesian Air Force which are now in a museum as well as most of the aircraft used by the SAAF from Korea to 1990. All 1/48 barring my Transall which is 1/72.

  2. Nice looking builds.

  3. Nice looking Sabers Phillip

  4. A great pair of Sabres!

  5. One of the sleekest jets of the the lines of the Sabre. Nice work.

  6. Great Sabre’s. I’ve always loved this jet, but have never built one. You’ve now inspired me.

  7. Nice Sabres Phillip!

  8. Always loved the Sabre. How did you find the Mav Decals?

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