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Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
07/07/2020 22:35:47

This is the painted version:

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05/07/2020 22:38:36

I worked on a solution to keep the hinge pins for the speed brakes removable for service(occupational habbits )

I gave the pins a 90 deg. bend where they exit the fuse and covered them with a wooden half teardrop being carefull the epoxy doesn't touch the fuse !.Not scale but necessary...

they just need a little paint now and they're good to go!

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Thread: Alaskan Air National Guard Version
05/07/2020 22:21:32

Looking real good there Steve ! The amount of resin in the glassing process is a story of trial and error as we all use different materials i guess.

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
04/07/2020 23:49:34

Hi Pete ,i have no idea of the weight at this point but it won't be long now before i can mesure it.

I will post it as soon as i canwink

Hi david ,i'm glad i could be of any help or guidance trough the build !

03/07/2020 19:28:13

Thanks all ! You know...pictures say a thousand words,but they can also hide a thousand mishaps or faults...I can think of a few !

Anyway ,i'm happy with it!

Up to the next detail !

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
02/07/2020 23:47:19

I think it's nearly impossible to avoid the starving horse syndrom building a ribbed wing. i wouldn't try to hide it with filler eather , it will be a considerable weight increase i guess ...

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
02/07/2020 23:28:10

Hi guy's !

I spent the evening finishing details , the list is getting shorter !

First did the tail lights, they were already in place but needed a little O-ring to give them a base...

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second item was glueing together the rudder and fin.They are connected to one another with two carbon rods,glued in with epoxy, looks like a working rudder now !

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Next on the list was the completion of the cockpit. i know it's a airobatic team airplane wich probably had the gunsight removed but i couldn't resist to put it in

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Finaly i closed up the fuse with the rear hatch

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30/06/2020 22:50:29

No progress today, just checking the canope isn't glued to the fuse kulou!!

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30/06/2020 07:54:52

Here jou go Phil20200630_082950.jpg

29/06/2020 23:39:13

Not much to see with all the tape but i glued the canope frames in place tonight. I first painted the inside black so there is no red paint visible from the inside when they are in place.

I used black polyurethane rubber here so i could still move the frames untill the glue was set. Another advantage is 1 that you can wipe away the glue that gets sqeezed from between the two parts .

2 it doesn't run

3 it glues ''everything''

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29/06/2020 23:01:40

Hi Phil , it's fine line tape, you can find it in airbrush shops.I will send you my supplyer tomorrow when i'm in the shop.They have a webshop too i believe. I used 3mm wide but you'll find 1mm wide also .

28/06/2020 22:43:55

The front and rear threaded rods go in the fuse just half an inch.

No need to go all though ! It didn't fail yet...

28/06/2020 22:24:09

I guess i will be taping it with a black piece of vinyl. I have a 6mm hole to cover. ..(for the paint stand)

28/06/2020 22:13:15

Yes Chris, that's the idea!

Just added a few small details

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Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
28/06/2020 22:08:17

Well deserved Phil !I only did a few more steps in the long way to the finish...Painted that ''flat'' spot on the nose you have left to sand...big job sad!

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
26/06/2020 22:17:13

I have 28 deg here in the pits Chris:Too hot to do anything!

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
23/06/2020 23:09:15

I have a 1:32 scale model unstarted at your service if you want any particular part pictured Phil,not airfix but a damn good one !

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
23/06/2020 22:57:12

Hi Andy ,if your government doesn't put me in quarantine , i would be happy to come over , even if that means i have to sleep in my van.moon

I sanded (again)the canope frames tonight , cleaned out the''rivets'' and painted them again with imo a good result. Some of the pits seem ''deeper'' than others but hey,are all the rivets on the real thing thesame ?? I'm happy and that counts...

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Another scale item added beertime for a be coke !

23/06/2020 11:07:03

Yes Andy !Crazy ha ? Making sure ,if someone finds it,he can see it's from a proper buildsmile d

21/06/2020 23:16:14

Please don't count them !20200621_230030.jpg

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