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RAF Sabre 2 weeks 3 days ago #1

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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 2 weeks 3 days ago #2

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Mmmmm,,,,very, very nice Ian. Really enjoying the volume and quality of models you are pumping out of late.
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RAF Sabre 2 weeks 3 days ago #3

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That's a really fine looking plane. Very nice finish on it and excellent markings.
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RAF Sabre 2 weeks 2 days ago #4

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Wow! Terrific job on that Sabre Ian.
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RAF Sabre 1 week 6 days ago #5

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Thats cool Ian, and not a scheme ive seen before. !!
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RAF Sabre 1 week 3 days ago #6

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Nice Sabre. They do look good in the RAF camo.

I converted the 1/32 Hasegawa Sabre many years ago for a friend whose dad flew them with 20 Sqn in Germany. May still have some pics somewhere.
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RAF Sabre 6 days 21 hours ago #7

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That is a lovely Sabre you have made. Gorgeous.
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RAF Sabre 6 days 18 hours ago #8

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Cheers Paul, belated welcome to KM matey ! - Thanks for the comments folks, if you're going to AiC next month you may see it there assuming it survives the trip across,


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RAF Sabre 6 days 17 hours ago #9

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Very nice Ian, what's the offical name of that blue? I like it, It almost looks like an Azure but wasn't aware it was used after WWII

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RAF Sabre 6 days 14 hours ago #10

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Gary wrote: Very nice Ian, what's the offical name of that blue? I like it, It almost looks like an Azure but wasn't aware it was used after WWII



It's PRU Blue - used on RAFG & RCAF aircraft (also Danish & Belgian F-84'S) in the mid to late fifties into the early sixties.


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