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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2012, 04:13:16 PM »
Or Coastal Command...........


Even better.  RAF night fighter scheme with the undersides painted half white and half black as seen on the Bolton Paul Defiant and other aircraft tasked with the nocturnal interception missions. 

Example of scheme at this link: Corgi die cast 1/72nd scale Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I 307 (Polish) Sqn EW-K, N3437


How about a version of the N Korean night fighter scheme with red USAF toned down markings ?

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2012, 02:50:55 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good 1/48 kit of the F-86 ?

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2012, 03:23:44 AM »
Which version?

Academy and Hasegawa both do nice kits of E/F types and the Revell F-86D is a nice kit, even though they
got the wing-sweep wrong. It has recently be issued by Must-Have with an F-86K fuselage.

The only kit of an F-86A is the very old Lindbergh.

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2012, 03:27:46 AM »
An E or F will do, something I can put RCAF markings on.

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2012, 06:43:10 PM »
Here's an ESCI 1/48th kit, now re-released by Italeri....well, a few years ago anyway.
It's in Imperial Roman Air Force colours, as used by the Pretorian Guard and carrying Asp missiles...
The Rapier......

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2012, 09:09:52 PM »
Jeff has come to the rescue with an 'F', thanks buddy --
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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2013, 07:39:15 AM »
While somewhat simple, why not?

Monogram F-86F with late model Sidewinders, chaff/flare dispensers. Perhaps some sort of ECM bumps here and there.    Engrave the kit and put it into some modern air force somewhere. 
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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2013, 08:46:58 AM »
^ A Sabre would look fantastic in Mod Eagle colours with toned-down markings.  :-*
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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2013, 10:16:31 AM »
While somewhat simple, why not?

Monogram F-86F with late model Sidewinders, chaff/flare dispensers. Perhaps some sort of ECM bumps here and there.    Engrave the kit and put it into some modern air force somewhere.


Add in a modern one-piece windscreen and a matching canopy and you will have a nice little fighter/attack aircrarft :)
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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2013, 12:53:25 PM »
Well places like Bolivia had the P-51 into the 1970s so why not have F-86s operating somewhere similar until the 21st century.
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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2013, 12:57:18 PM »
Perhaps also re-engined with a somewhat more modern engine?  Depending on availability and available cash, I could see an engine as old as a J52 being fitted or as new as a F404/RM12/F414.

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2013, 01:51:35 PM »
Perhaps also re-engined with a somewhat more modern engine?  Depending on availability and available cash, I could see an engine as old as a J52 being fitted or as new as a F404/RM12/F414.

> Am with you on re-engine.  With right pieces, would be a nice build to do in 1/32 with open servicing doors and new engine depicted inside.  Also have other update features evident on model.

> Was at store Thursday and got to talking with former Skyhawk mech.  He says his neighbor has a 1/1 F-86 in shipping crates.  Is looking for a place to assemble it  :o

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2013, 02:08:47 PM »
Too bad he's not down here.  With AAR pulling out of their facility at Alliance Airport, there's a huge building available for that kind of thing and a runway that'll handle the largest aircraft (747-8 came through on tests and I've seen an AN-124 making deliveries or picking some large, buiky items up).

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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #58 on: April 06, 2013, 03:02:15 PM »
Talking-Thinking F-86.
Wonder how doable it is to build a 3/4 F-86 akin to pictures I seen of 3/4 P-51.
J-85 or a biz-jet engine for power.  Deleting guns and ammo buys back some down scaling space.  No armor plate room/weight to deal with.
Could be quite the hot rod - yes ?
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Re: F-86 Sabre and Derivatives
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2013, 09:15:30 AM »
either a J85 or a TFE731 would make a good choice for a scaled-down F-86 and the TFE731 is still in production.