Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

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Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by stang81 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:29 pm

Hi,

Ive just joined up on this fantastic forum and wanted to say how fantastic the topics and help topics have been on customizing all the large scale products available.

So the project im working on over the coming week or 2 is this RAAF F-86 CAC custom in the Black Diamonds Aerobatics team. I'm use to customizing 1/200 airliners but i thought id try some 1/18 scale military stuff and see how it goes. So far so good! The actual model is not a true CAC sabre due to the fact the CAC sabre had a much larger intake vent and fuselage..... but this will have to do!

So i started with a Admiralty toys Jolly rogers F-86 far Ive removed all tampo printing on the fuselage, filled the 50 cal machine gun ports and just put the first coat of silver on her. The photos here of her before she went into the spray shed. I intend to use decals for the cannons. Ill also be doing the cockpit head rest with the diamond pattern just like the read thing.

The decals for this i have customized using my ALPS and Laser printer and using Adobe illustrator and Photoshop for editing. Ill have to redo all stenciling and produce it in 1/18 scale which is not a biggy as i have them on A4 size sheet of paper (placement diagram)

A Big thanks to TKO for his help and how to remove the tampo printing.

Anyway please enjoy the photos and ill try to update over the coming days.

The sabre i intend to do: A94-983

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by flyboy_fx » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:31 am

EXCELLENT! AMAZING WORK!!!
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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by Yoxford » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:25 am

Great work stang81! And welcome aboard
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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"- UPDATE

Post by stang81 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi guys,

Well thank for the welcome and kind comments. Well i have done a little bit more work on her today. Ive painted up the black on the fuselage and grey on the tail and removed the head rest on the ejection seat and painted that up.

Here's the photos of what i have done so far.

Cheers

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Post by stang81 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:28 pm

Another update- Ready to decal!

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Post by stang81 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:34 am

Another update and Ive managed to do the major insignia decal ling... just the Stenciling to go! So should be done by Thursday with any luck!

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:28 am

Very nice job !!!
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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by Folkwulfe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:52 am

Very VERY nicely done!
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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by tko211 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:34 pm

Wow! That is one good looking F-86. Great job! Makes me want to paint one too!

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by stang81 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:27 am

Thanks guys much appreciated! Well here she is all done and dusted!

All stenciling/touch ups and i even replaced the fuselage band with a thicker version as i didn't like the black band on it previously so i think it looks much better now have been done today. Also the clear coat semi gloss was used sparingly over the model to protect the decals.

Photos were taken on the floor as the dining table was full of other stuff and these models are huge....

A big thanks to TKO for all his tips and help. If you have any questions email me at [email protected].

Please enjoy the photos

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by stang81 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:41 am

And with the speed brakes out....

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by supersonicfifi » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:30 am

I see that you took great care of the 20mm gun opening can we have a closer look at it ? how did you do it ? it looks :shock: !

I plan to customise some of my models in French colors too ...

super nice work ....
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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by stang81 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:29 am

The Cannons are actually decals! :) there was no way of my redoing the cannon muzzles so i just used decals... Turned out spot on :)

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by snake » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:55 pm

Great looking RAAF Sabre, in the "Black Diamonds" scheme, stang81. 8)

She turned out fantastic, and looks like a TKO special. High praise. :wink:

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by rudedog » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:48 pm

morning your work look s great any chance you print custom work i need a set of decal,s for a 1/18 fa18 hornet in the blue angles? thx rudedog

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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:02 pm

awesome!
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Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Post by Ara » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:11 am

Welcome to the forum, and beautiful work! You did a fantastic job. What a pleasure to look at.
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