F-86F Sabre Jet

This is the 1/48 Scale F-86F Sabre Jet Plastic Model Kit from Revell. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older.

Revell-Monogram F-86F Sabre Jet Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855319
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 Revell-Monogram # rmx855319
$14.29
 
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx855319
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 9-1/2" (241.3mm)
  • Height: 4" (101.6mm)
  • Wingspan: 9-13/16" (249.23m)
  • Skill level: 2
  • Parts: 52
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"Best 1/48 F-86 for the Price!"
Ace Cobra
Revell has created an excellent 1/48 F-86 with great detail in the surface and cockpit! Also gives the opportunity to open up the cannon door and move the wing elevators! Decal sheet gives 2 options of colorful squadrons! Great kit for all ages!

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Features

  • Highly detailed pieces molded in light gray and clear.
  • Removable side panel with machine gun bay detail and standin pilot figure.
  • Separate flaps and side air brakes plus twin under-wing fuel tanks.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 9-1/2" (241.3mm)
  • Height: 4" (101.6mm)
  • Wingspan: 9-13/16" (249.23m)
  • Skill level: 2
  • Parts: 52

Includes

One plastic model


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Reviews

  
 
"Fun model, interesting topic"
kajoe55 (Oklahoma)
The Revell F-86 kit is molded in a dull aluminum color so if you were new to the hobby and wanted to put the kit together, paint accessory pieces, and slap on the decals you could have a nice kit. Like most Revell (or Monogram) models, they are reasonably priced, have good detail, and are good at honing your skills to become a better modeler. With the F-86, the kit fits together well, but choosing the options (like leaving the gun bay open or the airspeed breaks) will enhance your decaling skills. I selected Tamiya AS-12 spray paint and highlighted with tones slightly off that color for gear doors, speed breaks, and other various areas with the goal of breaking up the one color. Assembly went well until I got to the canopy. Be careful to dry fit (as you should with all parts) to ensure you have good alignment. I actually had to slightly bend the canopy out a bit to get the fit and alignment correct. As for the decals, they apply well and with some Micro Sol look great, but if you chose to keep the doors open, study the instructions well for placement. It might be wise if you put on the fuselage national emblem first and then work forward and aft from that point. If you want an accurate representation of the Black Angel you have to paint the nose red and realize that the decals are angled aft. I like to research my topics before I build them and found most F-86's had yellow striping not only on the fuselage, but on the wings as well. Revell does not include the yellow wing markings so I pre-painted the yellow and applied the black stripes (included on the decal sheet). Overall this is a nice kit, represents the subject well, and will help you build on your modeling skills.

 
"Average and Challenging"
johncpo41 (www.hobbiesinabarn)
This kit represents one of the finest U.S. fighters of the 1950s but the kit doesn't do it justice as it is older, with fit problems, flash and decal alignment as I had lots of trouble with all the issues noted. A great amount of patience is needed to assemble and detail this model. When I completed most of the subassemblies and put them together I needed to sand down the parts to properly fit and the time is not spent well that way. At least the decals did not disintegrate as many sheets do after time so that wasn't an issue. I would recommend this kit only to experienced model builders.

 
"Nice detail, great value"
BlucherFamily (Overland Park, KS)
I like Revell kits, as they are not expensive and a great way to hone ones modelling skills. The detail is reasonable and the minimal fit issues are easily dealt with using putty and sandpaper. A little over flash, but not anything problematic. A little care in the painting and one will have a realistic looking representation this iconic jet.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 2 versions
  • 1) F-86F-30NA, 52-4625, Pilot Lt. Ed Barnes, 311 Fighter Bomber Squadron 58th Fighter/Bomber Wing, Korea, 1953
  • 2) F-86F-30NA, 52-4350, Pilot Lt. Harvey L Brown 67th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter/Bomber Wing, Osan, Korea, 1953

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