1/48 Revell F-86D Sabre Dog

by Le Vander McGinnis

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This is Revell's F-86D Sabre Dog, kit# 5844.  The kit has been built OOB with only two pieces of stretched spru added in the aft-cockpit area.  The Decals are also OOB...my wife picked the scheme!!!  This is my first attempt at a NMF using Alclad II paints, Polished Aluminum (ALD 105) for the airframe and Duraluminum (ALC 102) for the outer exhaust area.  

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On my next NMF I will use Tamiya's gloss black instead of Alclads gloss black, the latter took weeks to cure delaying the build.  The center wing panels and Tail cap is Model Master paint (Gull Gray FS 36440), and (Dark Green FS 34079) for the anti-glare.  Pictures were taken outside on a clear day...it was windy and disaster struck as I was reaching to pick up the model, it went airborn!!!  Damage was very light, touch-ups on going. 

Le Vander

Photos and text by Le Vander McGinnis