I't s a nice sunny hot Thursday morning flying up the California coast to NAS Bremerton, Washington. Just left Moffet topping off the tanks for the final leg of the flight. Pilot, Lt Luis "Ball" Saenz,co-pilot Lt Cdr "Doc" Severson, myself[...]
Although serving in small numbers towards the end of World War II, Lockheed’s pugnacious fighter made a name for itself as a fighter and strike bomber during the Korean War. To commemorate the start of the Korean War 70 years ago and to pay homa[...]
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 deca[...]
Big announcement: Kitty Hawk is no longer S-h-itty Hawk here at Le Chateau du Chat.
I took the plunge last week and picked up a new FJ-2 kit ($50 included delivery from Shenzen China), since the computer views I had seen looked better than prev[...]
My favorite jet has always been the F-86 Sabre, thus when I saw this kit via "Scalehobbyist" I bought it for several reasons.
One reason is: I like what we call here in America "Flashie Things" and the paint application on this jet just made m[...]
the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat came on the scene too late to serve the U.S. Navy in WW11.. they were on the carriers halfway across the Pacific when the war with Japan ended...it was the fastest thing Grumman ever came up with to that point and pil[...]
My special field of interest are cold war jets in their colorfull unit markings. Today I want to show you one of those birds, Trumpeter's F-100 D "Super Sabre" in 1:32 scale. With a couple of corrections a nice "Hun" can be built of of that c[...]
A year ago I said I was not going to deal with resin and photographed parts for the models or the rivet counting. I'm just glueing myself. Just to explain why this is so. I take this activity as a relaxation. The Revell model is very cool and th[...]
I finished this one a couple of months ago, I'm still looking for a good BMF paint. This one was painted with Alclad. This is a really nice kit to build and I used the kit decals which went on with no issues and using decal solvent. I have anoth[...]
This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Sabre Mk4. I built this when it was first released in 2004.
Built straight out of the box, including decals with just the seat belts added. Aeromaster acrylic paint was used for the camouflage colours.