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Speaking of F-86's - NMF recommendations

August 10 2012 at 5:29 PM
Fred H  (Login hooperf)
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Hello all,

Picked up Academy's 1/48th F-86F Sabre at 40% discount at HL. Wanted a cheap excercise for NMF using Alclad lacquers.
Anyone have recommendations on various Aluminum/Steel/Magnesium, etc shades to use and where to use on various sections/ panels?


Fred in CT

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Larry McCarley
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THIS is the shiznit!

August 10 2012, 8:37 PM 

If you can duplicate this with or without the rivets it would be really something!!!


Gots a few in line for this treatment myself! F-104A for one...


Larry McCarley

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(Login K.Ingraham)
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wow, you found a perfect example

August 11 2012, 11:52 PM 

One of the very best Sabre models I've ever seen! Worn NMF done to perfection--captured the look of a KW Sabre perfectly IMHO. "I likes it"
Thanks for that link Larry.

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(Login MichiganPete)
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That model is covered with thin aluminum sheeting

August 12 2012, 10:55 AM 

Not really a good comparison for spray-on NMF finishes...

The Sabre was basically overall aluminum. The wing center section had a very dull light grey anodized finish (no shine whatsoever) that was a different, lighter, color than the other aluminum skin. The gun panel and the panel around where the fuel vent tube were were stainless steel, and so a darker color.

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jim Starling
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Check out the article that goes with the photos

August 12 2012, 12:23 PM 

The modeller who built the beautiful Sabre explains everything he did in creating this very detailed bird. Also, he paints the wing boxes correctly, if not the nose. Its still an exquisite build.

Jim Starling

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