F86F Korean War US Fighter

This is the 1/72 Scale F-86F "Korean War" Plastic Model Kit by Academy. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

Academy F86F Korean War US Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12546
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$22.69
 
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Features :
  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray and clear.
  • Accurately detailed panel lines and rivets.
  • Precisely engraved cockpit and landing gear.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.
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Spotlight Review

 
"Well worth the cost"
rgsayre
Nice exterior detail and went together quite well. For $20 you'd be hard pressed to find anything significantly better. The detail in the cockpit is limited but that's usually par for the course on a small plane in 72nd scale. Only issue I could find, which isn't really that big of a deal, was the decals were less than perfect and tended to rip easily.

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Features

  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray and clear.
  • Accurately detailed panel lines and rivets.
  • Precisely engraved cockpit and landing gear.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 6.1" (155mm)
  • Wingspan: 2.16" (55mm)

Includes

One plastic model


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (EXL55594)
  • Paint (FS17038 Black, Red, FS13538 Yellow, FS17178 Silver, Steel, FS37038 Flat Black, Deep Red, FS34151 Zince Chromate Type I, Clear REd, FS36231 Dark Gull Gray, Clear Orange, FS34087 Olive Drab, FS16473 Aircraft Gray, Clear Blue)
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Reviews

  
 
"Superb Sabre"
philciborowski
This kit, although small in size and low in part count, is an absolute joy to build. The fit was spot on and only required a minimal amount of filling. Details were nicely molded and panel lines were sharp and not too deep. The decal options are wonderful. I chose The Huff for my build as that massive dragon just looked cool. This being a natural metal airplane, you need to make sure seams are filled and polished away. That was the hardest part of the build. I finished mine off with Vallejo metal colors over a gloss black base, using the kit decals. My sample had fantastic decals - no issues with using solvaset to get them to conform to the model. I have heard issues with some Academy kits having thick decals which were almost unusable. This was a fun build and was easy to complete in a few days of work. If in the market for a small scale F86, take a look at this kit!

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 3 versions
  • 1) F-86-F-1-NA Sabre (51-2897) "THE HUFF", flown by Lt. James L. Thompson, 39th FIS/51st FIW, Suwon AB, Korea, June 1953
  • 2) F-86F-30-NA Sabre (52-4584) "MIG Mad Marine", flown by Maj John Glenn, 25th FIX/51st FIW, Suwon AB, Korea, 1951
  • 3) F-86F-5-NA Sabre (51-2941) "Little Rita", flown by Lt. Dick Geiger, 16th FIX/51st FIW, Suwon AB, Korea, 1953

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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