F-86 RCAF Golden Hawks Sabre – HobbyCraft 1/72
Would have had this finished earlier but a bathroom renovation got in the way, funny how other things seem to get higher priority.
This RCAF Golden Hawks Serial 23651 aircraft is actually on display at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton and has several of its panels replaced with clear Plexiglas for an internal view of guns and engine.
The GH Sabre is also featured as the March 2021 aircraft in the CWHM Official calendar …and it is March 2021!
The Hobbycraft kit HC1399 is packaged as a Canadair Sabre Mk6, so I guess officially it is a Canadair CL-13B.
I don’t think I had to use any filler for any of the joints as the kit went together very well with decent amount of detail in the cockpit.
The decals are from Leading Edge Models and were great to work with.
I was thinking of adding the Smoke System plumbing along the sides but after trying for a couple of hours to get it right I decided to wait for anther day to fight that battle.
Tamiya Paints used all around with Pledge final coat and Micro Flat used on the Anti-glare panel.
Built as part of the Acrobatic Group Build – Thanks to Allan Withers (@kalamazoo) for the starting the GB.
Thanks for viewing.
Link to the GB:
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