Airfix F86F Sabre 1/72 scale

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Well paint is on ,although not as smooth as i would have liked . I primed it with grey primer and then gave it a coat of gloss black from a rattle can . The can is an acrylic aerosol and should have been fine , I dont know if I didnt leave the primer long enough or what but it crazed a little when it was dry. Its not really noticeable but its a lesson learnt ! Heres the pics of the black airframe and after the silver went on. I gave the whole model a coat of matt aluminium Vallejo metal color then masked off all the control surfaces and gave it a misting with vallejo liquid silver . this was followed by a couple of coats of clear gloss metal color varnish. Theres just the gun panels to do now then its decal time and the U/C and drop tanks , cheers tony

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It looks nice in its shiny coat Tony
 

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Main decals are on and drying , I found a great article in an old magazine that has excellent colour pics of the actual aircraft and other sabres of the same fighter wing . Next job is all the stencils and wing walk lines etc and theres lots of them!! I have to take off my proverbial hat to Airfix though , the quality of the decals is superb and the placement guide is spot on when compared to the photos. heres the dragon in his glory , cheers tony

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Nice build, Tony, I'm thinking of trying those paints myself. Are there any issues with them?


Strangely, I've got a minor issue with my decals, in that some seem oversize, at least going by the placement guide.


Cheers, Neil
 

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That is looking very sweet Tony and the paint finish looks very good. Airfix really have made a very good decal sheet by the sounds and look of things


Like this a lot


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All the tiny stencils are now on with the exception of the pilots name on the canopy rail , this will be put on after the masking comes off. the stencils are very well printed , most of them are readable under a magnifier !! next up is undercarriage and all other bits and bobs , cheers tony

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That's looking very good Tony
 

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Looking nice Tony. One thing you can say about the new Airfix kits is, they are never short of decals.
 

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Well I finished the sabre tonight so here it is . I wasnt too happy with the nat metal finish but that was down to me rather than the paint .I'll be putting all the rest of the pics on a completed GB thread , so heres just a couple to finish off the build thread --


"Enter the Dragon "

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