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Kinetic F-86F-40 Sabre *Completed*

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I thought I'd pull this out of the stash for the GB. I was thinking about an Argentine aircraft, but on further investigation they didn't carry the slatted F40 wing. I might do a Columbian aircraft or failing to find those decals, just standard Luftwaffe. Armament will consist of two sidewinders and it looks like two 1000lbers.

 

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Well it's 36C in Melbourne and I'm hot as hell, so why not do some modelling. It's like 80% humidity so painting is out of the question, so I decided to work on the wings. I decided to progressively glue them to ensure the best fit. Despite that there will be some filling and sanding to do. I'll also modify the leading edge slats so I can install them after. I believe they were only gravity  driven and could be pushed up while on the ground for loading of ordnance. 

 

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I thought I'd pull this out of the stash for the GB. I was thinking about an Argentine aircraft, but on further investigation they didn't carry the slatted F40 wing. I might do a Columbian aircraft or failing to find those decals, just standard Luftwaffe. Armament will consist of two sidewinders and it looks like two

Yes, Argentine F-86 Sabre had the -40 slatted wing. Almost every image brought up on the Google showed this.

 

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Yes, Argentine F-86 Sabre had the -40 slatted wing. Almost every image brought up on the Google showed this.

 

Tony

 

Yeh you could be right. I couldn't find a good picture of one with the slats down, although looking at one image I can see the RBF tag which could be the locking pin for the slats.

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Yeh you could be right. I couldn't find a good picture of one with the slats down, although looking at one image I can see the RBF tag which could be the locking pin for the slats.

You can also tell by the wingtips, if there is no aileron break, then it is the solid tip of the -40 wing.  Two other ways are the straight pitot and it's placement and the lack of wing fence combined with the ammo door being partially covered(6-3 evidence)/

 

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Hey Brad, nice steady work on the wings. Sounds like the heat is oppressive in Melbourne! I've lived in Florida and Texas, so I know what you're going through.

 

Not trying to side tracked your thread, buy I see you're using Revell Contacta cement. How do you like it. I recently bought a bottle of the Humbrol cement in the applicator bottle like that, and I'm kind of irritated with the way it bubbles up after I set it down, clogging the tip. Do you have that trouble with the Revell product?

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Not trying to side tracked your thread, buy I see you're using Revell Contacta cement. How do you like it. I recently bought a bottle of the Humbrol cement in the applicator bottle like that, and I'm kind of irritated with the way it bubbles up after I set it down, clogging the tip. Do you have that trouble with the Revell product?

 

Contacta is pretty good and it's available at my local toy shop if I need more. The tip/tube will clog, it doesn't bubble up but if you leave some in the tube it either dries in there or leaks out the top and dries in the cap, so when you stick the cap back on you shove dried glue down the pipe. To unclog it, I pull the tube out and hold it with pliers and use a lighter to heat it up, the glue in the tube will burn off, just make sure you do it somewhere well ventilated and not over anything that is flammable.

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