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On 9/13/2020 at 2:52 PM, Cheetah11 said:

 

 

Frightfully sorry about the omission old chap.

I never imagined that badge was still a source of nightmares after all the years. But then again......

 

 

 

 

Very funny Nick!  :rolleyes: 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.

 

8 hours ago, Mistral said:

C'mon Sean. This is not a challenge. A challenge would be to build the Kinetic one OOB and live happily with it afterwards in your display cabinet :rolleyes:

 

Looking forward to the journey...:bow:

 

I'm afraid to have to admit, you are absolutely correct Malcolm! Did you study psychology? :lol:

 

Sinuhe, glad to see you here. Yours is THE profile pic for this build - welcome anytime...

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On 11/18/2020 at 11:12 AM, JolleyRoger said:

How's the riveting coming along Madmax?

 

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.

 

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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 creates the lip for the airbrake opening that is otherwise missing, and would result in the brake disappearing into the bay when closing, and crushing the plumbing! :lol:

 

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Now I was able to do some of this very plumbing on a nice clean styrene canvas.

 

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Using bits from the original kit airbrakes, some Eduard brass and the Aires actuators I now have brakes that look a little more like they should.

 

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The hydraulic jack is attached to a substantial mounting on the back wall of the bay, and plumbed with pretty thick hoses.

 

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You might be able to make out the angle of the airbrake in this view.

 

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And here it is as a complete unit. You may also have noticed some rivets for the vertical lines of the fuselage formers. There are still many more required, not to mention the confusing latticework of the horizontal stringers and other structures that make up the Sabre's unique skin. Lots of fun to be had! 

 

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Hopefully the next update won't take another two months. :rolleyes:

 

Sean

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16 hours ago, alain11 said:

hi

great job indeed , I like , I always like the care you bring to details :thumbsup:

I don't know , if it's worth to be mentioned , but for people interested , Harold from AMS did a corrected nose and gun panels for the Italieri / Kinetic kit  

Alain

He also did a full cockpit set and some drop tanks. Most of his stuff at Sproobros is out of stock

but as has been said he 'may' be able to restock if asked. He's on FB under Harold Nonya also hairold@frontier.com

Looking good Sean :clap2:

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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! :lol:

 

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...

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That is truly amazing work!   Sigh... someday some model kit manufacturer is going to go out and actually *look* at the airbrakes on a real Sabre before they design their kit.  Not a single one has ever gotten it right.

 

Just trying to imagine a new Tamiya 1/32 Sabre.  The stuff of my dreams.

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13 hours ago, Jennings Heilig said:

That is truly amazing work!   Sigh... someday some model kit manufacturer is going to go out and actually *look* at the airbrakes on a real Sabre before they design their kit.  Not a single one has ever gotten it right.

 

Just trying to imagine a new Tamiya 1/32 Sabre.  The stuff of my dreams.

 

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... :whistle:

 

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:lol::lol::lol:,

 

Sean

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10 minutes ago, Madmax said:

In return I thought you might like a little glimpse into an imagined future... :whistle:

you nearly got me there, you SOB.  Making me think Tamiya would bring out this bird in 1/32 :BANGHEAD2:

 

 

You deserve a flogging with freshly cooked spaghetti.

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