1/48 Scale F-86 RCAF Sabre Jet.
About 17 years ago I found some “Royal Canadian Air Force F-86 Sabre Jet” decals for sale at an “on-line” hobby shop in Canada.
I emailed and got a reply then sent some money for two sets. The 2nd set was bought just in case I screwed up a decal.
With my “in-progress” photo’s I see that I bought some “after-market” resin cockpit items from somebody. 15 years have passed by and my memory is going with it, so I don’t remember where I bought the cockpit set, nor what the price was…but it fit in the model just fine.
I guess the model went together ok and as usual, the cockpit was the first item to be assembled and painted then the rest of the model was tossed together.
When it came to painting, I used either “SnJ Spray Metal Gold” and/or the new “Tamiya Gold” paint. I overcoated the model with “Future” then applied the “RCAF” decals and maybe I applied another coat of Future.
The model went to a few local California model shows and to the IPMS/USA show in 2006. I would have to look on my list of winners to see if it took an award.
The model was kept in my dust free show case that has a daylight florescent 4′ tube light installed in it.
16 additional images. Click to enlarge.