F-86F SABRE THUNDER TIGER REPUBLIC OF CHINA AIR FORCE HASEGAWA 1/48

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 BOX PACKAGEAirplane plastic model. This time, I wanted to build the jet fighter after a long absence. It is F-86F of the Taiwanese (the Republic of China) air force. I remember that I made Royal Canadian Air Force Sabre a long time ago.
This Rio Olympics have many medal counts of Japan generally and warms up in Japan. It’s good that the competition not seen normally be telecasted live.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGI need to adjust the pilot position and control stick because it does not reach and cannot hold the stick.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGThe color of the pilot suit of the Republic of China Air Force, I think it may be almost the same color as the U.S.A.F.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGThe jet fighter of the first generation, there is not much equipment. This time, mounting drop tanks and Sidewinder missiles.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGI painted a silver part of air intake and the exhaust vent. I wonder it’s no need to paint because I’m thinking I use the red cover on the top and end open part.
(13-August-2016)

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGI need to keep in mind to put the weight in the nose. The indication is 5g but I used 10g to make sure the balance. Several rounds and flat metal fragments have been put in.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGThere was a parting line on the canopy. I sharpened it with sandpaper and finally improved the shine with my compound.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGPreparations before blowing off a fuselage are various. One of them is the masking of a canopy.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGI explored the way of using the masking gum and used it in this way. After having painted it, the masking gum which squeezed up in a landing gear did not fall down. Possibly is it convenient? When it isn’t painted, it’s falling with gravity a little like an amoeba.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTINGThe small parts are attached this time because it was the full-scale silver painting.
(15-August-2016)

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTINGAn indication of the jet engine exhaust is burnt iron color, I tried a little mixed with metallic and clear orange. The finish on the backside was rough, and I can see the parting line a little. There was the visible parting line. I must be improved.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTINGThe upper end of the vertical tail is painted in gray, this part is often forgotten. It is easier if this part is decal.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTINGIt’s necessary to make them stick a little more, but I have finished sticking several decals which seem most difficult. Tamiya Mark Fit Strong is not stronger than I thought.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTINGThe painting of the accessory was over, too. It is almost completed.
(17-August-2016)

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKF-86F was given from the United States since 1955, and the Republic of China (Taiwan) applied 320 or more. Many countries, including Taiwan, Philippines, Korea, and Japan received the help of the armaments in those days from the United States to protect them from a menace of the communism. Having an important relationship with the United States Armed Forces now, as you know.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKThis aircraft is the Taiwan Air Force acrobatic team Thunder Tiger.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt has two belly tanks and two sidewinder missiles.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe Air to Air missile was used in first actual fighting and shooting down was recorded, it was during air combat with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force and Taiwanese Air Force at Taiwan Strait in September 1958. Taiwan air force F-86F fighters equipped with Sidewinder, they shot down 11 MiG-17F.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKI use Mr. Color No.8 silver mainly. Then, I put the contrast with mixed clear blue with silver and rather dark silver.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKI attached the metal red covers to the front and back. I fasten it with adhesive coming off neatly provisionally. I used to fix temporally with the clean removable adhesive.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe orange light is a good accent.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKA canopy isn’t usually finished successfully, I have done slightly well this time.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe decal on the nose, it is necessary to stick to a fairly complex curved surface. I didn’t stick them easily without becoming wrinkled. I failed a little. Should I watch the progress until drying?

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKPainted with gunmetal lightly around the machine guns.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKDecals are often stuck overlaid. There are some places little crooked.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKNationality mark of the Taiwan Air Force is the emblem is the Blue Sky and White Sun, in the upper-left corner of the national flag. Meanings that there are no underhand things innocently.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKThis aircraft is basically a semi-gloss finish. I can see the reflected decal on the wing. The more gloss may be fine.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKA black part of the nose tip is a freehand drawing. There was no decal. Is it difficult to put it on the curved surface even if I had?

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe landing gears were lightly washed.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe decals connected points which are not finely pasted, I adjusted in the lower part, it’s difficult to be seen during a display.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt was hard in many tiny decals, built a jet after a long time. I feel a sense of precision was up with them.

F-86F SABRE REPUBLIC OF CHINA TAIWAN HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKCould it be built quite better than the Saber of Royal Canadian Air Force I tried in ancient times? It’s really cool of the Tiger Thunder of this Republic of China Air Force marking. F-86 Sabre has various decals, it’s one of the fun factors of aircraft modeling.
(20-August-2016)

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