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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #90 on: August 12, 2016, 07:07:27 pm »
They are the Siga kits Todd.  IMHO, not a good choice because one side does not match the other, that's from the center fuselage joint outwards, they're quite different when they should be symmetrical.

If I was to do it again I'd probable pick up a pair of Valom kits instead --- I had one in the stash and as Jim (jaybe) had very kindly supplied another Siga kit so I could do the build, I couldn't just bin them. So I had to do quite a bit of 'lining-up' of parts and lots of sanding to get the two sides (and I mean the two sides to each individual fuselage) to match each other and look right.
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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2016, 07:11:36 am »
Cheers for that. I think I saw some on the West Coast Hobbies site so may order one.

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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #92 on: May 03, 2017, 10:09:47 am »
Ever since the end of the GB, my project sort of has been to sleep.

Every now and then though, I'll go back to it and do a little bit. So far I've got the cockpit all done and painted, the canopies are glued on and all the undercarriage and wheel bays are all glued and painted. The drop tanks, radar pod and missile rails are also glued on but the wingtip tanks I've made so I can have them on or off. Started the final round of the main painting too.

I've trial fitted the decals which dictate where the anti-glare panels come down to but it's a work in progress at the moment.

So here's some up to date pics of where I am now with it.









Moderator, this really could be moved back into the 'current and finished projects' page please.
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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2017, 07:02:49 pm »
Resurrection!  Love it. 
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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2017, 06:53:29 am »
Glad you're carrying on with this one
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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #95 on: May 04, 2017, 10:31:13 am »
Thanks guys, the silly thing about it is I look at it everyday  -----   :banghead: :banghead:   I have it on my night table in the bedroom ---   :rolleyes:

I think it's a sub-conscience thing, I like the project so much I don't want it to stop because once it's done it goes in the display cabinet and I'm off onto the next thing. Not that it's forgotten after that, it's just I'm not working on it anymore.  Does that make sense or not --- I just love how it has turned out and almost right to all the fore-thinking I put into it before I even started it.
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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #96 on: May 04, 2017, 04:16:17 pm »
Thanks guys, the silly thing about it is I look at it everyday  I have it on my night table in the bedroom...


Hmmm, have not tried that one....I wonder what Mrs. Sandiego89 would thing about a few builds on the night stand??? ;) 
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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #97 on: May 04, 2017, 07:39:31 pm »
Thanks guys, the silly thing about it is I look at it everyday  I have it on my night table in the bedroom...




Hmmm, have not tried that one....I wonder what Mrs. Sandiego89 would thing about a few builds on the night stand??? ;)

Go for it I say.   ;D
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Re: North American P-86B (or a F2J-1 -- depending who gets it)
« Reply #98 on: May 05, 2017, 10:25:29 am »
That looks excellent Robert ! Looking forward to seeing more of this.

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