F-86K (called Kaasjager in Dutch) Sabre in 1/32 scale
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announced February 2013 that a 1/32 resin conversion set will be released.
kit was released with the help of the Aviation
Mega Store in Aalsmeerderbrug. [ external
link to webshop ].
What is the
content of this set?
Most parts are
in white resin, supplemented with 2 vacuform thin canopies (one spare).
Very nice are
the specially made Dutch Decals included in the set and price inclusive!
They are for Royal Netherlands Air Force F-86K Kaasjagers.
THE OTHER PARTS like the undercarriage details, cockpit tub, details and the WING has be retrieved from either a 1/32 F-86F Hasegawa or a Kinetic kit. I had a Hasegawa F-86F kit with the "F-40' wing that has a chord extension at the slat area, a wing tip extension and the straight pitot tube fitted a bit more inboard at the tip. So, for the F-86K, with the late retrofitted wing, a Royal Netherlands Air Force F-86K "Kaasjager" can be made when combined with the AEROPOXY set.
It was not clear what the effect of the larger swept horizontal stabilizer is to length data. I estimated this effect to be very small, maybe a millimeter or so. But the difference in length estimates between my drawing and the AEROPOXY kit is no more than between 2 - 4 millimeter, so negligible.
The kit parts themselves look fine, but need some sanding and filler. The vertical tail is a bit thick, so needs sanding on the inside surfaces.
So, a modeller with some conversion modelling experience should be able to make a nice F-86K in 1/32 scale. (both kits are fine by the way, I have both and will make these F-86 Sabres in the future I hope as well).
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