1/48 Hasegawa Sabre times three

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on June 1 2017



The Sabre was a great plane and Hasegawa makes a real nice model of it. So here are three different models of them.

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The green and grey is the way most of ours were seen in when they flew in France and Germany from the mid 50's to early 60's when they were replaced by Starfighters. The version done here is a Mk.5 444 squadron machine. As squadrons required with Mk.6 birds most of the 5s were scrapped. But some ended up being sent home for the reserve squadrons. That would be the silver one in 401 squadron markings. Another user of the Sabre, perhaps the most famous was the Golden Hawks who flew the Sabre up until around 1963.

These three models are all built OOB, except the decals. The Golden Hawk is using Arrow Graphics decals which are over 30 years old. Still work fine mind you. The other two are both from Leading Edge decals.  All 3 of these models are bound for someone else soon who asked me to build these for him.


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Photos and text by Shawn Weiler