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Madmax last won the day on March 17 2019

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  1. Hi Jennings, I have been enlightened on the differences between the various Sabre wings and fuselages thanks to your drawings. Much appreciated. In return I thought you might like a little glimpse into an imagined future... , Sean
  2. Thanks Alan and Alain. Nick, I suppose it doesn't really matter what blazer pocket you put on. One Squadron did eventually fly Sabres after the Korean War, in what was then a new war - the One Squadron / Two Squadron War! Very kind Kevin, you certainly keep tabs on all that goes on around here. Thanks Mike, I took a look at the AMS aftermarket bits, and must say that if one should choose to build the Kinetic kit, they would be a "must have". Good of you to look in Alex, now back to rivet wheel for me...
  3. You really have captured the Yak very well Malcolm! It takes a subtle touch...
  4. Hi JolleyRoger, I'm afraid the riveting is progressing rather slowly. I haven't stopped totally however, and can at least show you some work on the airbrakes... Theses are the Aires replacements for the Kinetic kit, which unsurprisingly don't fit the Hasegawa fuselage. So, I chopped out the kit bay and set to correcting it with styrene. The Sabres airbrakes are mounted at quite an angle which neither kit replicates. You can see how I have cut the openings at an angle to achieve this limp-eared look when they are extended. Lining the sides of the bay create
  5. Very funny Nick! Thanks for putting on your 2 Squadron Blazer, the old boys would have appreciated it... Cool photo JolleyRoger! Thanks for keeping Nick on the straight and narrow Alain. I'm afraid to have to admit, you are absolutely correct Malcolm! Did you study psychology? Sinuhe, glad to see you here. Yours is THE profile pic for this build - welcome anytime...
  6. Thanks Mike and Alex, just trying to do what John1 did for the F-51 in Korea! Nick, what the heck is that 1 Squadron badge doing on your profile picture??? You might consider changing it every time you visit this build... Hey Marcel, I suspect the complexity is going to be around the wings. Keep watching for a chuckle as the head scratching starts - a bit like the LERX on the MiG-29. Funny guy Mike... Great profile pic JolleyRoger. Much more appropriate than Cheetah11's! Nice job modifying that Sabre REJ - it looks great!
  7. I grew up with this image hanging on our wall at home. If the drama of this picture isn't enough to inspire building a Korean War Sabre, then I don't know what will! The F-86 is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever produced, and many pilots (including Bob Hoover) consider it the finest to fly. It certainly has something to do with its sensual curves... as well as its rakish angles. It just plain looks fast, that you want to touch. There is a problem however - no kit in 1:32 does it any justice. Sure, there is the Has
  8. Lovely work going on here! If you have a purple undertone to the grey, you have it right Malcolm. Pleased to see the remaining pandemic toilet roll collection is being put to good use...
  9. Lovely weathering Marcel, especially the top of the intake that seems to be the welcome mat to an F-4!
  10. A very classy model Nick! Lovely to hear the motivation behind the build. I'm sure it resonates with many readers of the forum...
  11. There is something very special about the combination of grey shades that make the mid-conflict Luftwaffe Bf 109's so compelling. Well done Mark, you got the mix spot-on!
  12. Vielen Dank Lothar, thank you HL-10, Mark - you have been a great supporter of this build , Chuck - an endorsement of my paintwork from you is a real treat! Thank you Kurok, Brian (an evergreen voice of support) and allthumbs (which I trust you are not)! Joachim, I actually did paint the mirrors silver initially and I suspect that I forgot to mask them when I sprayed the grey . Well spotted - you certainly have an eye for detail! I see that some of the mirrors are painted black on the reverse side (presumably to limit reflection in the canopy), which you might add to y
  13. Thanks Mark, "Johnny", Ferry, Alex and crobinsonh! Glad you enjoyed the work on the wings Alex, the scratches are a new aspect of weathering for me, and good fun. If only your Zero wasn't fresh from the factory, you could sharpen some toothpicks too...
  14. Thank you Lothar, Brian, Joachim, Marcel and Mark - you guys are very kind indeed! Rich, I cut pretty thin strips of Tamiya masking tape (probably less than 1mm) from the sides of the tape so I have one true edge. The handles are painted black or yellow, then masked in a spiral and sprayed the other colour. Takes some time, but very effective. I used to hand paint them, but it never achieves the desired look. This has been a relatively quick build for me, and very satisfying. Here is a link to the RFI post, and one or two photographs as a foretaste.
  15. The story of the F-104G in the Luftwaffe is remarkable in itself, never mind the awe inspiring technological advances the aircraft embodied at its first flight only 9 years after the end of WWII. Despite many hardships in operating a total of 916 F-104s over a 30 year period, the Germans showed their Teutonic resolve, and made a success of their Starfighter program. It has been very satisfying building this model, and the research that went with it has given me a better perspective on the much hyped "Widow-maker". It is a beautiful aircraft to look at, and regardless of some typica
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