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TOPIC: RAF Sabre

RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 01:07 #1

Kit - Hasegawa 1:48
Paint - Cockpit, seat etc all acrylics - Camouflage all Xtracolour enamels.
Decals - Eagle Strike
Extras - True Details resin seat, Eduard kit-specific 'Zoom' set. Fuse wire, fibre-optic cable and plastic card details in cockpit, air-brake and undercarriage wells.



Canadair Sabre Mk. 4
Assigned to Sqn. Ldr. T. H. Hutchinson
C/O 3 Squadron RAFG
Geilenkirchen, 1955/56






















So, a thirty year old kit, painted with thirty year old enamels and wearing twenty-five year old decals.... bit of an 'old skool' project wouldn't you say ?

There honestly isn't too much to say, the kit really does fall together and is (happily) typical of those superb Hasegawa releases from the early 1990's, crisp detail, faultless molding with fuss-free engineering and construction - I really wish they would tool-up again and release some new kits, I know that's not going to happen, but there's nothing wrong with hope is there ?. The Eagle Strike decals behaved as if they were printed yesterday - utterly flawless and superbly printed by Cartograph, again, a company I really do miss.

That's just about it. Please feel free to criticise, ask a question or make any sort of comment. Have the rest of a great weekend folks, best from Middle Earth.




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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 02:34 #2

This says it all:

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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 07:48 #3

Man that is just incredible! Really great stuff!
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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 08:46 #4

Most excellent :thumbsup :thumbsup Really like the paint scheme as opposed to silver or natural metal !
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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 09:43 #5

Sweet build Ian. :pilot
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 12:34 #6

Great build. Love the scheme, you don't see that often for a Saber.
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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 13:56 #7

Great rendition of a Saber . Very pleasing paint scheme .

Reminiscent of the German version but better. :good B)

Cheers, Christian

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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 16:53 #8

phantom II wrote:
Great rendition of a Saber. Reminiscent of the German version but better. :good B)


It very nearly was a West German aircraft, but I couldn't resist Sqn. Ldr. Hutchinsons' 'special' and I've had the decals since they first came put, so.... (and I've got a second kit stashed away).

Thanks folks, appreciate the feedback and comments. As ever, never taken for granted.



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RAF Sabre 29 Sep 2019 19:25 #9

Gorgeous Sabre.
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