Old Mayan Warrior...1/48 Canadair Sabre F.4, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña

February 13, 2023 · in Aviation · · 10 · 0.8K


After the Cuban T-33, my dad continues with the Latin American subjects.
Canadair F4 kit with decals. The white weapons block on the left nose side isn´t provided by Aztec, made a rectangle with decal stripes. Also the nose gear front cover number isn´t provided, used a number decal from the sparesbox. MB Mk.10 resin seat from PJ Productions. Painted with Tamiya XF-57 Buff, Gunze H303 FS34102, Gunze H309 FS34079 and Tamiya White.
Well, the kit is no Tamigawa, molding and fit in some areas could be better and it has the Airfix typical "crude" panel lines. But all in all it goes together without major problems. Added a little plastic rod between fuselage and rear area of the canopy to have a better stabilization for the open canopy.

Build thread here

In 1976 the acquired ten former Yugoslavian Canadair Mk4 (F-86E(M). Initially they were painted in a 2-tone sand/green upper camo and came with the original NAA seat. After an incident/accident with one of these seats, they were replaced with Martin Baker seats, as it looks on pics Mk10. During the years the planes were repainted in a SEA like camo scheme and towards their service life end in 1986 they looked very worn with faded, washed out and chipped paint.

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10 responses

  1. Another Spreitzhofer masterpiece!
    Build, subject chosen, scheme and build thread, all excellent!

  2. Love it! That is very cool Reini, kudos again to Team Spreitzhofer. 😎 Goal! 🍻

  3. Love it! I'm also working (VERY slowly) on a S. American project - will include this in my references list.

  4. What not to like about this build, Reinhard @grimreaper
    This Sabre is a true gem, especially in this livery.
    It was a pleasure to follow your dad's progress on this kit.

  5. Excellent work on one of my favorite aircraft. Well done, Reinhard!

  6. Nice looking Sabre. Around untill 1986 now that's amazing!

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