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Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
19/04/2020 00:26:29

Hi Harry , thanks !

Did you get your frame yet ?

18/04/2020 23:49:23

Hi Ade ,

mine weigh 15.5gr on the scale per side , minus the 2nd part of the actuator and paint.

Can U get some pics uphere ?

They do ask a lot of attention i know but it's a nice scale item i think

cheers , Dirk

17/04/2020 23:52:29

Thanks Steve ! I new from the last mass build that the detailing takes most of the time !

I got everything ready to get the sabre in primer today but my stock let me down...No primer to be found at casa Tinck !

With all the warehouses closed that could mean a serious delay i'm afraid.sadThe search goes on tomorrow !

Looking for something to do in the meantime i got the dummy airbrake actuators hooked up in the brake-bay's


They have to move without any friction so they don't stress the servo too much. To achieve this i had to sand the copper balls a little , thank you dremel ! A good thing i can still remove the brakes to do this job !



Another item i can clean up and remove from the to-do-list !beer

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
16/04/2020 23:18:46

Another few grams lost there Phil !!I might follow you...wink

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
16/04/2020 23:13:17

Guess i will need to clean my cockpit after every ejection then ha ?smile p

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
16/04/2020 23:05:20

Hi all !

I promissed myself not to bore you guy's with photo's of sanded sabre parts. Now that everything is ready for the final primer (oef...),its time for a parts listing !



Apart from the main canope frame , everything is now ready for painting. This main frame will be cut to the right shape when the front frame is in place.

More sanding coming my way i guess !

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
14/04/2020 23:25:04

I'm way past the canope story so i'll hide it for the Scale police smile d

14/04/2020 17:37:30

Hi guy's, it's too late now but why not use the whole canope ?

10/04/2020 20:13:05

There's still time enough though....

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
09/04/2020 21:07:29

20200409_220043.jpgRelax ! It's only sanding guide!!20200409_220028.jpg

Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
07/04/2020 20:04:08

I have 40 mm on top of the exhaust and 45 at the front Andrew

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
06/04/2020 15:10:45

Hi Chris ,I'm afraid i don't have all the ingredients for Fred's saus in stock ...And no DIY shops open for the moment...

Cheers ,


Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
05/04/2020 14:56:36

Anyway, well done again so far. Keep up the Excellent work Dood.......

Do they now want you to'' die'' Chris ?sarcasticsarcasticHahaaaaaaaa

Your pilot has the virus i think....

Thread: F-86A Sabre Montana Air National Guard
05/04/2020 14:40:23

Hi Harry , the canope frame was send friday . A few day's later than the plan due to restrictions here .

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
05/04/2020 14:22:07

After some filling with primer and sanding (Just a few spots in the low area's visible now) i finally took the dicision to give the whole fuse a thin coat of resin for the simple reason that i prefer to fill any minor depressions (or the weave signature ) with resin , rather dan with primer.Another reason is , i don't want to sand trough the glass,believe me , you don't want that

I prepaired 30 gr epoxy,rolled it on with a spunge roll. 50% Will be sanded off again. After this there will be very little primer needed before the color goes on .



I know this looks like it has to DRY longer (you think) than primer out of a spray can , but it will be HARD much faster !!

Not much fun in looking at paint drying so i went ahead with the dummy hydraulic cilinders for the brakes.For the outer part of the piston i took some abs tube and for the inner part i took pieces of an old extendable car antenna:not too heavy and very realistic. at both ends i glued in a xxs ball joint to hook them up in the fuse. Some dummy tubes will be added later. The background will be an image of the real brake-bay


2 grams per side...

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
05/04/2020 09:59:31

Smart solution Phil ! I guess that shows the difference between a car mecanic and a RR engineer !disgustidea

Thread: Rob's F-86F NASA 228 research aircraft build
04/04/2020 23:06:30

Totally agree with Alan but i sand everything dry.Wet sanding is history in automotive painting.

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
02/04/2020 18:35:38


02/04/2020 00:03:37

A camera Chris ? Ooohh i would love a video of the brakes in motion or the seat being ejected !!smile dphoto

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
01/04/2020 23:35:38

Hi all !

sanded all evening on the fuse being glassed. Couldn't resist to spray some paint on the critical area's.



There's still a lot of sanding to do before the final coat of primer is on !

I'm still not sure whether to put primer on or a thin coat of resin. The problem with spray paint is that you can't spray paint inside a scratch or a deformity,(like the cloth signature)but you can get the paint in with a brush or foam roll. Resin is also harder than paint and dry's out faster.If you spray on too much primer,it takes weeks to dry completely,especially one component paint.(spray cans)If you put on laquer too soon,it will show weeks later on your model. Don't ask me how i know...

More testing i guesswink

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