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#1 Nic C.D.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:53 PM

I'd like to present you the second NMF kit I've done. The first one was Kitty Hawk's F-86 D Sabre Dog, this one is the Italeri F-86 F Sabre. Not the easiest of kits, but with some sanding and a lot of polishing, you get a decent looking Sabre. Here are a few quick shots of the result, I hope you like her.

 

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Not so easy to take photos of a shining kit ... here are a few close-ups. Italeri provides some great decals in the box. I've hesitated to do the RAF Sabre or the Italian Sabre, but eventually chose The Huff. Look at that great dragon!

 

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The yellow-and-black decorations are in available on the decal sheet, but I thought it would look better when painted.

 

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And here's a one other photo. The metal was done with my old Testers metal paints, everything else with Revell Aqua Colour. Weathering with watercolours.

 

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Thanks for watching ! 

 

Nic


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#2 Peterpools

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:36 PM

Nic

Outstanding build on a not so easy kit and you NMF: Brilliantly done.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Peter


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:59 PM

extremely well done - fantastic sabre!!


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:13 PM

Well,...what is there more to say than:  I TOLD YOU!!!

 

Mooi, heeeel mooi Nic

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:24 PM

Beautiful! That is a great looking F-86 Nic! Very well done. :thumbsup:


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:13 AM

Fantastic Sabre, Nic!

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:48 AM

Fantastic~


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#8 Shaka HI

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:26 AM

Awesome NMF finished!


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:30 AM

Very nice Sabre!!
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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:58 AM

The excellence of this build deserves more pictures!!! Fantastic model and finish :wub:

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 06:45 AM

The excellence of this build deserves more pictures!!! Fantastic model and finish :wub:

 

Lothar

 

Indeed! More pictures, Nic! And then I can publish it on the website. :wicked:

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 07:08 AM

You implement any oil canning effect? Or am I imagining this? It's very subtle.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:05 AM

Hi 

 

great build , the "huff" paint scheme is a classic for sabre , but it's so eye catching .. I like her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   nice picture too

Alain


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:58 AM

Thank you for the nice reactions! I'll make some more pictures later today and will post them. And Kevin, of course, please do!

 

About the oil canning: well, it's actually a little in the kit and because it was, I added some more to it in some areas like the wings, the exhaust and some panels on the fuselage. The oil canning gives a really nice realistic sense to the paint, but I've been careful not to exaggerate the effect, so maybe it isn't easy to see.  

 

I also re-riveted some areas of the kit before polishing it. For the polishing, I used something that always works perfect for me: an old woolen scarf. After using that, the kit is really shiny and ready for the metal paint.

 

Nic


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:03 AM

Nic
Looking foward to the additional photographs
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