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    Sabre F-86 reacted to kalashnikov-47 in Trumpeter P-40N   
    The name would be Safonov, not Safonova.  Safonova is  feminine.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from MikeMaben in Trumpeter P-40N   
    Mike, thanks for the history. Yeah, definitely going to do his aircraft but I have to wonder about the "blue-grey" color mentioned in the article. And a P-40 in the navy? New one to me. Gotta do some more research.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from KUROK in Trumpeter P-40N   
    Just picked this up this afternoon. Gotta say, You'd figure Trumpeter would learn from the P-40b cockpit fiasco. Sadly, same thing here. Flat floor and well over the top of the wing surfaces. Looks reaonably detailed but the high cockpit floor sorta detracts from the image. Over all, it looks pretty good, Detail is nice and crisp, the exhaust stacks are separately molded and opened up at the ends. The landing gear looks pretty good, with vinyl tires and there is a good amount of PE to do the flap detailing, harnesses and the radiator fronts. Cowl flaps, open or closed, choice of a drop tank or a bomb. Decals for the four as noted in previous reviews, I'm going to do the Soviet version. Anyone know what For Safonova means? A lost pilot or a town?
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from Scale32 in Trumpeter P-40N   
    Just picked this up this afternoon. Gotta say, You'd figure Trumpeter would learn from the P-40b cockpit fiasco. Sadly, same thing here. Flat floor and well over the top of the wing surfaces. Looks reaonably detailed but the high cockpit floor sorta detracts from the image. Over all, it looks pretty good, Detail is nice and crisp, the exhaust stacks are separately molded and opened up at the ends. The landing gear looks pretty good, with vinyl tires and there is a good amount of PE to do the flap detailing, harnesses and the radiator fronts. Cowl flaps, open or closed, choice of a drop tank or a bomb. Decals for the four as noted in previous reviews, I'm going to do the Soviet version. Anyone know what For Safonova means? A lost pilot or a town?
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from MikeMaben in Trumpeter P-40N   
    Just picked this up this afternoon. Gotta say, You'd figure Trumpeter would learn from the P-40b cockpit fiasco. Sadly, same thing here. Flat floor and well over the top of the wing surfaces. Looks reaonably detailed but the high cockpit floor sorta detracts from the image. Over all, it looks pretty good, Detail is nice and crisp, the exhaust stacks are separately molded and opened up at the ends. The landing gear looks pretty good, with vinyl tires and there is a good amount of PE to do the flap detailing, harnesses and the radiator fronts. Cowl flaps, open or closed, choice of a drop tank or a bomb. Decals for the four as noted in previous reviews, I'm going to do the Soviet version. Anyone know what For Safonova means? A lost pilot or a town?
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Trumpeter P-40N   
    Just picked this up this afternoon. Gotta say, You'd figure Trumpeter would learn from the P-40b cockpit fiasco. Sadly, same thing here. Flat floor and well over the top of the wing surfaces. Looks reaonably detailed but the high cockpit floor sorta detracts from the image. Over all, it looks pretty good, Detail is nice and crisp, the exhaust stacks are separately molded and opened up at the ends. The landing gear looks pretty good, with vinyl tires and there is a good amount of PE to do the flap detailing, harnesses and the radiator fronts. Cowl flaps, open or closed, choice of a drop tank or a bomb. Decals for the four as noted in previous reviews, I'm going to do the Soviet version. Anyone know what For Safonova means? A lost pilot or a town?
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from coogrfan in Good news for flight simmers   
    Meh, I'm having too much fun with IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad, Kuban or Moscow. The graphics aren't as good as those shown but I'll believe they are that good when I actually see them on screen.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from Troy Molitor in No Love for the VVS?   
    Id love to see them as well, and let's not forget the Night Witches and their PO-2s
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from MARU5137 in Scratch building a landing ship medium in scale 1/35   
    That is looking very cool. I have a set of plans for the German MarineFahrePram (MFP) which was the German version of a tank landing craft. One day (after I kiss this job goodbye) I want to scale them up to 1/35th and build one. It's basically a big box with a ramp on one end, it doesn't even have any curves to speak of.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from Martinnfb in Scratch building a landing ship medium in scale 1/35   
    That is looking very cool. I have a set of plans for the German MarineFahrePram (MFP) which was the German version of a tank landing craft. One day (after I kiss this job goodbye) I want to scale them up to 1/35th and build one. It's basically a big box with a ramp on one end, it doesn't even have any curves to speak of.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from Jack in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    If they do one, I'll grab one. And then wait for someone with more skills than mine to do an A-26K conversion.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    If they do one, I'll grab one. And then wait for someone with more skills than mine to do an A-26K conversion.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from johncrow in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    If they do one, I'll grab one. And then wait for someone with more skills than mine to do an A-26K conversion.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1/48 Airfix P-40b Pearl harbor   
    That came out very nice. I've always loved the lines of the P-40 early types.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from MARU5137 in A blast from the distant past!!   
    I built a PT-20 for the Champlin Museum in Phoenix AZ when I was doing my last semester at De Vry. I had been in about a dozen times and got to the point I knew everyone and was allowed certain views not accorded to the regular visitors. I built it as a thank you. I wonder where it ended up.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from coogrfan in #1 LSP on your Shelf of Doom - post pix and cheer on   
    Currently have 3 LSPs on hold.
    21st Century conversion of their A6M-22 to an A6M-32.
    Scratch built Dornier Wal that I have touched in about 5 years now, but still on my list of things to finish
    Trumpeter A-10. Sort of messed that one up by spilling some MEK on the underside of one of the engine pylons. No detail left at all. I'm still kicking myself over that. Other thing is the aftermarket engine front is too large in diameter to fit into the cowling. Still puzzling that one out.
    I figure I'm gonna be at a standstill 'til 1 September next year. I retire then. Lots of time and a better mind frame.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in A blast from the distant past!!   
    I built a PT-20 for the Champlin Museum in Phoenix AZ when I was doing my last semester at De Vry. I had been in about a dozen times and got to the point I knew everyone and was allowed certain views not accorded to the regular visitors. I built it as a thank you. I wonder where it ended up.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from spacewolf in Den fighters, (forever)   
    Not much has survived from my early days. None of the cars and dragsters made it, nor any of the first airplanes. But I do have two that have lived with me through the years. The first is my Monogram Mosquito. Painted with the original Testors bottle paints, in the night intruder scheme of grey and green over black. It's survived numerous accidents over the years and is a tad beat up but currently hanging on the wall in my living room. I figure she was built around 1968 or so. 
     
    The second is a Tamiya Pzkw IIIM in Afrika Korp scheme, done with the Polly S brush paints over a coat of Testors grey enamel. Surprisingly I still have a couple of bottles of that Polly S and it is still as good as ever. This one was built while I was in college, winter of 73/74. It is currently gracing my desk at work.
     
    Third is a Tamiya Marder II in basic panzer yellow, again the Polly S paint, with brown and green camo. That one also from my college days, 74/75 winter build. I am currently working on putting that one into a diorama, dug in on a dry river bed with a dead tree on the berm.
     
    Funny how they still look great in my eyes even though the colors are off, and the decals were stuck on over flat paint, and silvered. But they were the first ones in the learning curve. And they bring back such good memories.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from whiskytngofxtrt in WNW is nowhere near the end of its run...!   
    I wouldn't be surprised to find them moving on past WWI into the 20s and 30s. Can you imagine the quality of a WNW Boeing P-26? There's a pretty good list of USN aircraft from that period which might draw significant interest.
     
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Most Wanted Poll / Wish List 2018 (and beyond)   
    Three on my wish list.
    Lockheed Hudson
    Mitsubishi Nell
    Dornier D0-17Z
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from coogrfan in 21st Century A6M2 to A6M3 conversion   
    Great, Thanks. That makes life a lot easier. I should be able to start rescribing the panel lines in a day or so, still working with wet n dry paper to fill in all the divots in the reformed wing tips and those holes where the screws were put in. I've started to mask the canopy as well but it's taking time. Difficult to do with the trembling  in my hands, but bit by bit its getting done. God love bare metal foil. I have the next two days off, its snowing like crazy so I'll put in a of work, and get started on the wheel covers and what not.
     
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from coogrfan in 21st Century A6M2 to A6M3 conversion   
    Jeebers, I can't believe I started this 8 years ago. Anyway I've dug it out of the box, and it's sitting on my desk now. I've done a bit more filling and redoing the panel  lines, but still have a way to go before I can paint it. At the moment I am trying to figure out why the right wing is a good 1/4 inch higher at the tip than the other one. The tail is leveled and vertical, but even with the wing pressed in solidly to the opening, tis off. 
     
    I am going to try redoing this topic over the next few days if I have time. The photos still exist, just a matter of hosting them somewhere.
     
    SK
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from coogrfan in 21st Century A6M2 to A6M3 conversion   
    Finally got the wing thing figured out, once the wing is in place, I need to shim the stbd wing  by about 3/64ths. That gets it square enough for government work. I'm currently closing off the cockpit and wheel wells before putting another coat of  primer  on it. Pretty miserable weather up here, and I paint on the balcony so it may be a while. I did some more rescribing, but the original panel lines are a lot wider than what I normal get, so I'm going to try using a busted dental tool and make a wider one. The gusset plates at the ends of the wings, where the strap ties into the wingtip is pretty rough, can't get them to match, so more filler and perhaps some sort of template from thin sheet metal. I messed up one of the oval patches on the stbd side cowling, still trying to redo that as well.
     
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from BiggTim in Mojo gone missin...   
    I'm in the same boat. Both with models and with writing. I am working on a novel, 36 chapters, stalled on the 2nd last one. I also write fan fiction for the anime Highschool of the Dead and for Stargate Atlantis. My muse decided to go walkabout about 6 months ago and I ain't seen her since.
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    Sabre F-86 got a reaction from David66 in WNW is nowhere near the end of its run...!   
    I wouldn't be surprised to find them moving on past WWI into the 20s and 30s. Can you imagine the quality of a WNW Boeing P-26? There's a pretty good list of USN aircraft from that period which might draw significant interest.
     
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