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Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
05/06/2020 22:55:20

Masking became a mix of different techniques. I first made a template of the desired drawing from low tack masking film,just the curved parts. I made them a little smaller actually (the width of the fine line tape ).Then went around it with the fine line tape to where the straight line began.You have to pull a little while pressing it down to avoid wrinkles. I'm surprised it went that easy!On to the painting !




Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
02/06/2020 22:57:43

Colorfull combo Phil !And a well detailed pilot !

I can't find any colored images of the Italian aerobatics team pilots so i improvised with a black and white photo next to me. I think they had bleu-ish suitsrainbow.

Did you paint the flag on his shoulder ?Very nice !

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
02/06/2020 22:42:39

Hi Alan ,i will try your method on a test piece but all your camo-lines are random , unlike the scallops on my sheme.There's no room for error once you start cutting the masking tape...I want smooth curves !wink

01/06/2020 17:52:04

Not sure i got this...either way,the curves are too tight to follow with fine line tape.

I think i'll cut out the transparent paper and trace around it on masking film...

For the oposite side i just need to turn it around and again trace around it on film.

01/06/2020 15:08:25

Now that the wing and fuse are ready to paint, there's no exuse anymore, i have to tackle the painted scallops on the fuse.

I placed a transparent paper on the fuse and drew the desired sceme on it. I need to get this on low tack masking film and cut it out.

Anyone has a better option ??


31/05/2020 00:22:13

Thanks for the encouraging posts gents, i needed that.

I found a few hours to get the ailerons ready to glue in the wing. First i painted the leading edges and sides because i hate it when you see these area's unpainted when the ailerons are deflected. When dry i glued them in with 30 min.epoxy. Checking the throw, one side needed a little sanding with the sandpaper between wing and aileron. (Rough side facing wing).




Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
29/05/2020 00:13:33

Hi Andrew ,mark L and R the balancing point on your top wing side , 172 mm (check on Martin's gamma build blog ) behind the leading edge , just beside the fuselage

Turn the plane upside down and support it on the balancing points :It should be level when balanced right.

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
26/05/2020 22:40:15

Great work Phil !The wing fit looks a lot like mine !I'm glad most builders unlike me still find the courage to go on in these weird times.Guess i need to re- find the right pace ....

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
26/05/2020 22:29:38

Hi guy's ,no progress i'm afraid due to the restart and maintaining my daily business.

This covid thing has left us with nothing but rules and restrictions. The two months of lockdown has the work stacked up so much that the shop is filled with cars leaving me no free hours to work on the Sabre.

I truly hope it's only for a short time.

I'm pleased that the mass build weekend is delayed so i can finish the sabre in time.


Thread: Tony's Sabre Photo Blog
22/05/2020 22:32:05

Great progress Tony !looking good !

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
18/05/2020 23:20:07

Hi Phil ,

Your tanks look just about perfect to me ,especially from above ! They sure look big ,seen from the side though...

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
18/05/2020 22:52:43

Has someone given these a chance to sit on there wings?

I have now but in fact it was a little too late...

It's hard to find the rib position when the wings are sheeted ,but i did...



17/05/2020 12:40:11

Thanks Ken !

Hi Chris ! you're right , it is MOTIP autolack acryl ,

It spray's glossy but dry's satin like , but you can do an amazing job ,polishing after hardening out .

Thread: Phil W's Sabre Build Blog
16/05/2020 23:06:09

Good progress Phil !Any idea for the sheme yet ?

Thread: Nigel's F-86 Sabre Build
16/05/2020 21:44:06

I'm going spray cans all the way Nigel !

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
16/05/2020 21:41:39

That last details take forever,don't they! Keep up the quality work Phil !thumbs up

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
16/05/2020 21:11:33

No more testing!

Finally sprayed the first color on the fuse! Looking good so far 20200516_220001.jpg

14/05/2020 23:28:31

Yes Steven i know ,both canope and seat springs need to be secured;good thinking !!

14/05/2020 21:20:39

More testing !Made a little video of the seat being ejected.Just need to find the right way to fold the shute so it comes out still folded so it doesn't get strangled up in the tail surfaces ...sad**LINK**

Thread: Sandbox
14/05/2020 21:14:56


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