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MICHAEL WOODHOUSE (madmax)
18. November 2013 at 22:51:38 Share
What do you think of the kit? I have a couple old Esci Sabres to build someday....
18. November 2013 at 23:46:56
Hi Gordon - Kit seems ok to date although some minor fit issues. The filler on the starboard wing tip was down to me and over zealous use of thin CA glue - the end exploded! One big flaw is that the suck tube is not continuous but has voids created for the wheel bay and cockpit. I filled these as best I could but quite labourious. Also from other modellers it seems Academy decals are not to be trusted in use and therefore I will be using as much as I can from the alternative set from my Hasegawa kit and an AeroMaster Sheet.
19. November 2013 at 07:54:47
Nice Sabre, I see you have placed correctly the yellow band on the fuselage. In mine this band is not well positioned (need to be near the root wing).....Cheers.
2. August 2015 at 09:59:17
Thanks Pierre - I seem to remember it wasn't easy getting that yellow band tucked into the wing root but with loads of Microsol and lots of fiddling got in there.
3. August 2015 at 19:27:49
3. August 2015 at 23:33:01
4. August 2015 at 05:13:36
4. August 2015 at 12:36:37
Great work, was looking around because I am planning on building this one too. I will have to watch out for the decals it looks like. I like the effect one the sides in the front there, looks good. I was wondering though, I bought one of these and the instruction sheet is missing, was wondering if I could get a copy from someone that has it.
1. February at 07:35:07
Christopher - the listing for the 2011 boxing has the instructions.
1. February at 22:38:09
Donald Dickson II
Well done. I had horrible issues with the fit of the intake on the one I did. Glad it came with a FOD cover. I would have had to get or make one. I have another in the stash and dont look forward to that part. I had no issues with the decals in mine. But then I believe they were cartograf. Excellent job sir!
1. February at 22:52:24
Add comment » MICHAEL WOODHOUSE
Thank you for your kind comments and apologise for not replying earlier - I have been on a 'plastic model' holiday and been engrossed on a wooden HMS Bounty ship at 1/50 for a change - it certanlty helps your scratch building skills when you do one of these!
14. May at 17:21:31
May 13, 2019
13. May at 17:48:38 Share
Not many parts to this kit and absolutly NO interior - just what you want with a flying greenhouse!
So will stick with what I have got and build as is - should be another 'strange looking' bird to accompany my Potez 540 of same era and Kit manufacture.
13. May at 18:01:38
Will you paint it 'chocolate brown' ? It makes a nice version.
13. May at 19:20:06
Add comment » MICHAEL WOODHOUSE
Hi Oliver - thats a 'maybe' as I did mix up a French Chocolate Brown for my Potez 540 and it looked disgusting so didn't go with it in end. Not many many coloured photos of this subject (if any) and of course you have factor in different film representations of the period as well. There is a green version which I might look at but at mo st still filing and filling!
13. May at 21:00:03
May 10, 2019
10. May at 10:17:31 Share