Speaking of F-86's - NMF recommendations

Speaking of F-86's - NMF recommendations

Joined: September 1st, 2004, 10:13 pm

August 10th, 2012, 9:29 pm #1

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?

Cheers,

Fred in CT
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Joined: February 13th, 2005, 10:01 pm

August 11th, 2012, 12:37 am #2

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

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f86/f86galle.html

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



Cheers

Larry McCarley
21045
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Joined: October 21st, 2005, 3:30 am

August 12th, 2012, 3:52 am #3

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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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 3:52 pm

August 12th, 2012, 2:55 pm #4

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

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f86/f86galle.html

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



Cheers

Larry McCarley
21045
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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Joined: May 31st, 2012, 5:01 pm

August 12th, 2012, 4:23 pm #5

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

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f86/f86galle.html

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



Cheers

Larry McCarley
21045
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

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier --Colin Powell
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