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Multi Colored Canadian F-86 Sabre Jet

Seven (7) has always been my "lucky" number and these 7 images show off my Mk-5 Jet. I have no idea what the "Mk-5" means and I don't think I did any research. I don't have a photo of the box art, nor do I recall why I chose to build a Canadian Jet.

Like so many of my other model's, I don't remember if I had any problem's with this kit as I built it in 2009. However please note how tight the windscreen fit's to the top of the fuselage. During the building I "dry-fit" many parts together and sand accordingly so that my "fit" is just like on the real airplane. You can't have any seams, gaps and mis-align parts.

A Mig-29A Fulcrum is due soon.


6 additional images. Click to enlarge.

8 responses

  1. Hi Rodney @f2g1d!
    Mk5s were "F-86"s made by Canadair (as CL-13s) with larger wings for improved maneuverability while replacing the original General Electric J47 engine with the locally-designed more-powerful Avro Canada Orenda (thnks wiki!)
    Your Frecce Tricolori scheme looks fantastic!

  2. This is a beautiful Sabre.
    An exceptional scheme of the Italian team.

  3. Wow! That’s clean. I may have just have to do one just like it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nice job, The MK5 means Mark 5. Canadair build the Sabre in several different version or marks from the Mk 1 to Mk 6. The Mark 6 or Sabre 6 was probably one of the best versions of all Sabres built.

  5. Hello Rodney,
    Great job and interesting subject.
    Never knew the Italian Air Force used this type in its inventory.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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