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Andy Blackburn13/08/2019 09:52:20
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Paypal has just informed me that my wood pack has been dispatched, so I thought I'd better get my two penn'orth in before somebody else has the same idea.

I'm planning on an F-86A; this one was the first to shoot down a MiG (Lt Col Bruce Hinton, 17 December 1950, Korea).

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The A model has a much smaller fuselage bulge around the stabiliser (conventional elevators) which shouldn't be a problem, and the canopy windscreen has a V-shape, a bit like the back of a cricket bat. I'm going to have to make a new canopy plug.

Dunno what I'll cover it in yet, possibly Profilm (for reasons of speed and practicality) if I can arrange a suitably-sized bank loan.

Edited By Andy Blackburn on 13/08/2019 09:55:32

Martin Gay13/08/2019 10:20:47
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Andy,

Royal Mail will hopefully deliver your kit this afternoon!

Martin.

Andy Meade13/08/2019 11:34:24
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A nice choice that, Andy. Good to see one with some combat pedigree yes

Andy Blackburn13/08/2019 13:07:20
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Thanks! The early black and white markings scheme isn't often modelled on Korean War Sabres, it's usually the later yellow bands. And most plastic kits seem to be the later models (E/F) so I thought it would make a nice change.

Edited By Andy Blackburn on 13/08/2019 13:07:52

Mark Kettle 114/09/2019 14:29:58
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Nice to choice Andy, a scheme with a bit of history. Andy I've found a video with F86 black and white stripes on the Sabre F86 video thread.

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