My entry in the Nose Art group project.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, had several incidents occur in his life that could be seen as "indicators" of his later achievement. As a Marine pilot in the Central Pacific, he had occ[...]
F-86 F Sabre, Skyblazers Aerobatic Team, 48th FBW Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base, France 1956, Captain Jim Reynolds
Have been working to finish this build all week,I know how you guys like aircraft,it is an Academy kit and a lovely build,just one little bit of bad luck it had a crack in the clear cockpit other than that it was an easy build,I've had it for a [...]
The SAAF deployed number 2 Squadron "Flying Cheetahs" to Korea consisting of an all volunteer group of pilots that had served during WW II. In the course of that conflict over 800 personnel were deployed to Korea. Some had seen combat flying the[...]
1/72 Airfix, finished in Alclad and MM enamels with Future over PM kit decals.
This is an other OOB build for an in club contest from a few years ago. Finish is overall aluminum with minimal weathering. Fun build, and fairly quick, too. All of the decal stencils were in blocks, and weren't too much of a challenge. Enjo[...]
I did this Sabre back in 2003 and recently re-photographed it.
The Sabre almost didn't happen. Had the Air Force not been willing to delay the F-86 program while North American undertook to study the swept wing research done by Messerschmitt du[...]
The North American F 86D Sabre was a development of the basic F-86 Sabre that had so little commonality with previous sub-types that it was originally ordered as the YF-95. The designation was changed to F-86D in 1950, following the outbreak of [...]