It’s Canadian Sabre. This is the air-frame of the F-86 base. I built it in September 2007.
This time, I’ll build Hasegawa Canadair Sabre F-86. This kit is easy to assemble for beginners. I try to finish up with beautiful paintings.
The photo is assembled as instruction. It’s easy not to paint detailed cockpit panel, I only used decal.
Photo from the side. I omitted the seat belt.
I painted the inside of the side panel for opening it.
I covered the inside of landing gear and side panel by masking tape, after that I attached masking liquid for detailed part.
I painted under surface of the body in light gray. I should have painted in satin but the only mat color I have. I’ll spray satin coat before attaching decal. Building aircraft model is highly required masking tape.
I painted dark green part, comparing with the instruction.
It takes much time to dry because I use Humbrol paints. Next process is also masking. I would like to peel off all the tapes soon…
Basic color painting was completed, it’s somber body. The image will change after attaching colorful decals.
This week I have to go business trip to China and no time to have the modeling. Canadian national marking was wrinkled, I’m not sure the reason but maybe too strong decal softener I used. I should not have used it for multi colored decals. Not so good looking, but anyway I’ll finish up this model…
Canadair Sabre Mk.5 is the license model of North American F-86. Armaments are 12.7mm machine-gun x 6. It has good mobility and a rival of Mig-15.
Landing gear was bent to inside a little, unbalanced. And I almost forgot to set balancer in the body and falling on its backside.
As I commented on the making report, the Canadian Insignia decal was wrinkled so I retouched by small brush. In zoom up looking, we can rough part, but from here it is not bad, is it?
Marking is Canadian Air force 416th Air squadron at Carte Blanche in June 1955. This tactical exercise was operated by NATO in Europe, 3,000 aircraft were on campaign.
Large yellow cross at exercise is highly visible, but this yellow decal was too thin and I can see through based paints. Decals are an important part in making aircraft so this time I have many concerning parts.
Painting cockpit flame was difficult. This time, I use deep color so I thought no problem for spray directly to cockpit clear parts. But after all paintwork was slightly thinner.
My target is a beautiful body so I did not do weathering. I usually make weathering to AFVs but what is the standard finishing of Aircraft models?
Inside of the side panel was painted based on the instruction. I suppose it’s looking good! I had to be careful masking when try to disclose many panels.
It’s very simple under the surface, only missile and fuel tank but hard for me. Considering after the completion, it was better to assemble all the same colored parts first and painting afterwards.
I said, trying to assemble beautiful but the conclusion was shabby. Anyway, from the far site, it’s good looking!!