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COMPLETE Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F-30

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COMPLETE Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F-30
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:51 AM

This has always been one of my favorite airplanes.  OOB build except for Warbird decals.  I'm thinking of doing the Hal Fischer's Paper Tiger, but there's a lot of nice options on Warbird 48-027.  Nice looking kit so far.

I'll be doing this in Alclad NMF - I'll post as I go.

I got the office together - going to add the pilot so not concerned about the ejection seat too much.

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 29, 2017 1:52 AM

Nice start on the pit, a lot of colourful scheme options for these subjects, should be fun.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 29, 2017 3:29 AM

Gracias Bish!

Got the fuselage buttoned up which was an excercise in alignment!  You have to align the cockpit sitting on the intake tube and the exhaust tube - a bit fiddley.  I also got the wings and stabilizers on. 

The underside of the wing/fuselage joint will need some attention. 

The nose piece has some issues... which is kind of the focal point so being a NMF, I'll be sanding and polishing.

Thats it for tonight!

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 29, 2017 5:17 AM

Fantastic start!  Great assembly, should look really good after pre-prep.

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 29, 2017 5:20 AM

Certainlty have a bit of work to do there, i know what you mean about the nose.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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Posted by murph on Friday, December 29, 2017 3:51 PM

keavdog

Not sure if you want to attempt a fix or not before you get too far along keavdog but the triangular vent in the top photo (to the left of the speed brake well) is unique to Japanese Sabres.  They weren't on North American, Canadair or Avon produced airframes.  Kind of a nit-picky thing of you're going for accuracy.  If you're not a real stickler, then I'll just keep my yap shut.

And I agree with everyone.  The nose ring on the Hasegawa (and Academy) Sabre is an Achilles Heel, if you will.  Putty, sanding and rescribing lost panel lines is a bit of pain in the posterior.

Looking forward to your progress.

Mike

p.s. - your Mustang as your avatar?

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 29, 2017 5:42 PM

Thanks for the tip!

Thats my 2013 Boss 302LS on track at chuckwalla.  Too many hobbies...

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, December 29, 2017 5:51 PM

I agree Murph, that tip was very helpfull and I will be sure to remove it from my "Mig Mad Marine " version i am building from the exact same kit

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by murph on Friday, December 29, 2017 9:52 PM

keavdog

Thanks for the tip!

Thats my 2013 Boss 302LS on track at chuckwalla.  Too many hobbies...

keavdog and Jay Jay...you're very welcome.  Glad to have helped.

Nice ride.  I got a ruby red 2017 GT drop top in Oct 16 (factory ordered).  Haven't had it on a track yet but I'm really impressed with it.  Beats the tar out of the 02 GT convertible I had in every respect.  Ford really did it right with this one.  Happy motoring!

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:49 PM

Sweet!  The new GT with the IRS and track package is a better track car than my boss.  Thought long and hard about trading her in.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Ultra on Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:03 AM

Nice job on the pit and that panel.  Coming along nicely.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 15, 2018 1:22 AM

Back on the F-86.  Seams etc cleaned up.  Vent removed ( thanks murph! ).

Next will be the 3 step novus plastic polish of the entire plane followed by a coat of gloss black.

Then the fun part of laying down AlcladII aluminum!

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, January 15, 2018 4:25 AM

This is looking really great.  I’m looking forward to the paint scheme!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 15, 2018 4:39 AM

Thats looking good keav, nice job on that nose.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 15, 2018 5:05 AM

Thanks Toshi and Bish - little bit of sanding and polishing here and there.  I'll get her squared away.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, January 15, 2018 10:29 AM

I'm wondering about polishing the plastic with Novus. I did a canopy with the 3 steps then dipped iit in Future. The Future slid right off and didn't coat it at all. I wonder if the Alclad will do the same thing ?

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:55 PM

I havent had any issues.  This is my process for NMF.  I do thoroughly wash the model after polishing.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, January 15, 2018 3:21 PM

Hey ;

 So Far , So Good . I love the office ! The plane's main assemblies are looking good too . 

  Saw the later photos too .Wing Roots , nice and tight , Looking great .

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 15, 2018 3:31 PM

Thanks TB.  For the most part its a good fitting kit.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Monday, January 15, 2018 8:03 PM
Looking really good, the F-86 is on my to do short list.
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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:01 PM

Thanks.  Very nice kit with the exception of the nose and wing/fusulage belly fit -both managable.

One more thing I found when researching which Sidewinders were on the the F-86... turns out they were never fitted with them - filling the inboard pylon holes :)

https://modelingmadness.com/scott/korean/preview/hasegawa/7082p.htm

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by route62 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:14 AM

Hey keavdog,

I have this same kit but am missing the decal sheet that came with the kit.  Would you consider selling me your sheet since you are using after market decals?

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:20 AM

Pm me your address and I'll send them out.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by route62 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:39 AM

PM sent.  Thank you.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:28 AM

Arrrrghhh... sprayed the gloss black tonight and clearly there's something in the paint.  Possibilities: 

  • Left over acrylic from spraying Vallejo Game Color for the first time despite soaking the tip in laquer thinner overnight.  I really hate acrylics :|
  • Particles kicking up from my spray booth.  Removed the primary filter and trashed then realized I'm out of primary filters.... reordered on micromark.
  • Something else... I sprayed Mr Color thinned with their thinner which I have had recent success.

Anyhow... I let it dry and take a look in the morning - maybe I can sand/polish and respray.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Jay Jay on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:18 AM

coincidentily, mine looks exactly the same. Ruined paint job twice now and there it sits

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:24 PM

Sorry to hear that Jay Jay.  I had a few choice words last night for sure.  But today I decided to fix the paint, spray and decide to strip or get lucky.

Very light sanding followed by polish and the paint was smoothed.  I was a bit concerned because pin size bare plastic was showing through in a few areas but I decided to shoot the alclad and it looks okay.  Moving forward!

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:45 PM

Very nice so far! But you may want to think of different markings. Paper Tiger had the slatted wings and not the 6-3 hard wing

 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:24 PM

Ah - thanks for the tip.  After looking at all the options on Warbird 48 027 I think Jabara's 24513 is the only one I can't find slatted wings pictures.  Wanted the checker tails, but being the first Airforce jet ace, I'm happy to honor his livery.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:17 PM

Jabara, Fernandez, and McConnell all flew hard wing Sabres. At least for their last mounts that the scored their final kills. As a matter of fact, Jabara and Fernandez often flew one another’s aircraft. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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