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

This is the painted version:


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!




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 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...


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 !


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


Finaly i closed up the fuse with the rear hatch


30/06/2020 22:50:29

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


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''


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



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...






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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