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7 months 3 weeks ago #1 by IAN
RAF Sabre was created by IAN
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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7 months 3 weeks ago #2 by Viperbuilder
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Mmmmm,,,,very, very nice Ian. Really enjoying the volume and quality of models you are pumping out of late.

On the bench:
Airfix 1-48 Tiger Moth
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7 months 3 weeks ago #3 by Bishop
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That's a really fine looking plane. Very nice finish on it and excellent markings.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #4 by Fritz
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Wow! Terrific job on that Sabre Ian.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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7 months 3 weeks ago #5 by grover
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Thats cool Ian, and not a scheme ive seen before. !!

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7 months 2 weeks ago #6 by Craig Sargent
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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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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk
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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #7 by Paul J
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That is a lovely Sabre you have made. Gorgeous.
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7 months 2 weeks ago #8 by IAN
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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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7 months 2 weeks ago #9 by Gary
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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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7 months 2 weeks ago #10 by IAN
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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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