Author Topic: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86  (Read 23432 times)

Offline Tophe

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2016, 11:23:46 AM »
Here's some pics of the paint scheme I've tidied up, still a work-in-progress at the moment though
A marvelous result, like finished (for me)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #106 on: July 11, 2016, 05:40:05 PM »
Nice work :) :)
Scribing's easy if you make a template using Coke can ally, a pin vise and sharp needle. Hope this helps :)
Neil 8) 8)

I never thought about using old pop cans as a source for template material, thanks for the tip   :) :) :) .  I think I'll give that a go and see what I can do, I've got the patterns already drawn out so shouldn't be a problem transferring it to template material.  And I have a scribing tool with a pin that is good for scribing onto metal.

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #107 on: July 12, 2016, 02:55:46 AM »
Here's some pics of the paint scheme I've tidied up, still a work-in-progress at the moment though

That is brilliant  :-* Wow!  :) :)
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-David Fincher

Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2016, 09:39:16 AM »
Here's some pics of the paint scheme I've tidied up, still a work-in-progress at the moment though

That is brilliant  :-* Wow!  :) :)

Thanks, I'm hoping to get the paint much better though.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #109 on: December 04, 2016, 06:03:26 AM »
Hi, OK, I'm going to do my best to complete this one. Then if it goes fairly quickly, there's another to do which is quite advanced in it's build, but more on that later.

Offline finsrin

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #110 on: December 05, 2016, 08:31:20 AM »
Liked this concept from the get-go.  Look forward seeing it finished.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #111 on: December 05, 2016, 06:31:02 PM »
Thanks Bill, it shouldn't be too long, all I have to do is finish off the u/c bay doors, finish painting the pilots and cockpit, and touch up the exterior paint. Then onto the decals.

Offline Tophe

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #112 on: December 17, 2016, 06:23:24 PM »
Mmh, twelve days later, have you found time for going on? ??? I hope you will complete someday, no matter the end date of this GB... ;)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #113 on: December 17, 2016, 10:24:42 PM »
Yes Tophe, I'm planning on doing some this weekend. It's the first time in 6 months I've managed to get three days off (yesterday though was a medical attention day, mrs kitnut had some knee surgery and I had to have my annual check-up and re-assessment of my diabetes treatment) 

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #114 on: December 23, 2016, 12:16:19 AM »
Looking forward to seeing more when life settles down a little
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #115 on: December 24, 2016, 05:03:13 AM »
Thanks guys for you interest, this is one I hope I can get finished.  I look at it every time I go to bed, 'cause much to mrs kitnut's chagrin, it sits on my bedside table

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #116 on: December 24, 2016, 11:12:47 PM »
Thanks guys for you interest, this is one I hope I can get finished.  I look at it every time I go to bed, 'cause much to mrs kitnut's chagrin, it sits on my bedside table



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Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #117 on: February 05, 2017, 12:32:58 AM »
Well not a lot of progress, me and the missus got sick at the beginning of January, had a flu virus so bad we couldn't look after ourselves one day and ended up in hospital for help. Not felt very good since (even after taking a weeks worth of medication) and since then it's been a struggle to get my mojo going.

Anyway, before that happened I had finished my undercarriage bay doors, glued all the pylons, radar pod and fuel tanks on, plus the undercarriage too. No photos though as it doesn't look any different to some of the 'trial fitting' pics I posted earlier.

Anyway I'm hoping to get some done this weekend ----

Offline kitnut617

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2017, 07:32:18 PM »
I'm sorry to say I still haven't got this finished ---  :-X :-X :-X

Began some painting on the weekend but it was a case of do a bit, let it dry, do a bit let it dry. Had to take some bits off that I had glued on because I couldn't get to some parts that had to have paint on -----   :icon_crap:

Offline Tophe

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Re: North American P-86B, or it could be a F2J-1 -- plus an XP-86
« Reply #119 on: February 19, 2017, 09:49:44 PM »
No matter the date, the important thing is to achieve a result someday. Thanks to go on.