Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-86D Sabre Dog

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7 months 1 week ago #1 by KitModellerNZ
Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-86D Sabre Dog was created by KitModellerNZ
Waiting for the oil paint wood effects to dry on my Wingnut Wings Sopwith Camel build is like pulling teeth, so I decided to dive into this one yesterday arvo.

Hmmm – some nice detail, some pretty basic detail, a little flash and numerous crappy ejector pins all over the place.



I started on the cockpit which involved a lot of ejector pin removal, filling and sanding. Now base coated in black primer and ready for FS 36231.




Typical ejector pins on this kit


Flash!


Disappointing! Reminds me of 1990s Academy detail


Painted black
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7 months 1 week ago #2 by Grant
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Hmmmm. The Kittyhawk kits I've built had had those tags on the ejector pin marks too. A bit ordinary really.

Still, a nice subject that I'm sure you'll do justice.

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7 months 1 week ago #3 by IAN
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One of my all-time favourite aircraft. Looking forward to this one.



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7 months 6 days ago - 7 months 6 days ago #4 by KitModellerNZ
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I'd probably be a lot further along if it wasn't for these effing ejector stubs...

The intake





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7 months 3 days ago #5 by KitModellerNZ
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I sanded all of the putty smooth and then began work on the engine... you guessed it – more ejector stubs in bad places :angry:

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7 months 2 days ago #6 by KitModellerNZ
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More nonsense from Kitty Hawk. Half of the parts on the sprues don't match the numbers in the instructions and then they've completely mixed up a couple of the sprues.






Then there are the ever present ejector pin stubs. Since I'm going to be closing the fuselage up, I'm not even going to bother with these.




I will persevere. I won't let this b@stard beat me!
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7 months 2 days ago #7 by grover
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Good old Kitty Hawk aye :)

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7 months 2 days ago #8 by KitModellerNZ
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grover wrote: Good old Kitty Hawk aye :)


I went and bought a couple of sheets of 220 grit wet and dry to make sanding of filler and ejector marks a little quicker. I've already used a whole sheet since I started this build.

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6 months 4 weeks ago #9 by Bishop
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What a nightmare!!

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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