Unfinished business – Monogram F-86

I have decided to show you the progress I have made since I started this build earlier. The progress was at the end of this post.

F-86 – Day 1




Some parts…






These are the first two steps.

Here is the decal sheet which will probably be useless… I will make a copy on my inkjet printer using decal paper.

 Day 2

Joining the fuselage halves…

 Day 3

Joining the upper and lower wings…

Rock solid with a piece of masking tape to protect te pitot tube.

Parts left…



Nice fit all around.

Day 4

Landing gear

Figurine posing…

Few parts left…

Testing the landing gear…

Rock solid…

Day 5

Landing gear doors glued and all the side panels also.

Day 6

The F-86 will have to wait for painting and decals as the decals are probably useless after 40 years.



16 thoughts on “Unfinished business – Monogram F-86

  1. charleygnarlyp290 December 12, 2020 / 5:32 pm

    That looks great!
    I’ve really pondered getting one of these again. The last one I built was in ‘76 or ‘77. I think I might be able to do a bit better job on it with my current skill set!
    Brett G


    • Pierre Lagacé December 12, 2020 / 6:02 pm

      My problem will be the decals. I don’t want to spend money on aftermarket decals. I will probably copy the decal sheet on decal paper using my jetink printer. I have done that before but the results some vary.


    • Pierre Lagacé December 12, 2020 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks for commenting. I was enjoy reading comments sometimes even more than building model kits.


  2. GP Cox December 13, 2020 / 11:17 am

    There are times I feel like Charley and want to get a model, but I then think I’d best wait till I end my own blog, being as it all takes up so much time now – if I leave plane parts all over the kitchen table, my other-half will have a fit!!


    • Pierre Lagacé December 13, 2020 / 6:53 am

      Ending your own blog GP? Who are you kidding here? You know it will never end. And it will always be there in cyberspace like Voyager I and Voyager II…

      Liked by 1 person

      • GP Cox December 13, 2020 / 6:58 am

        I sure hope both our blogs stay out there. Our school systems need some help in their history departments!!
        I’ve been thinking that after I stop here, I’ll put Dad’s stuff together for the museum legacy shipment and then maybe do reviews of the WWII books in my library here. What do you think?


      • Pierre Lagacé December 13, 2020 / 7:14 am

        About museums… they have so much that they put what they get in boxes, put in storage, and they are never opened again. Unless someone is famous they won’t display anything. It’s best to pass what you have to someone in your relatives who knows the importance of what you have, and who will pass it along to future generations. If you can’t find anyone, then museums are the next alternative, but this does not mean they will preserved what they get. There is also a black market for some collectors and some museums to make money of what has been donated.

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      • GP Cox December 13, 2020 / 7:29 am

        Being as I don’t have any relatives left and my in-laws couldn’t give a hoot, it all has to go to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. I tried a couple of others, but they only wanted specific items, and I have stuff from other bloggers as well to go.


      • Pierre Lagacé December 14, 2020 / 10:11 pm

        Sorry GP. I just saw your comment. Well you have to go with the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Pierre Lagacé December 13, 2020 / 7:17 am

        Doing book reviews is a great idea. Lecturing also at a library even if it’s only once.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. ModelAirplaneMaker December 14, 2020 / 12:17 am

    I think I have a sheet of decals for the Sabre that is either complete or missing one set of numbers. They are yours if you want them. Just send me your address.


    • Pierre Lagacé December 14, 2020 / 7:41 am

      Oh wow! I will send you a personal email…


    • Pierre Lagacé December 14, 2020 / 7:46 am

      Email sent…


      • ModelAirplaneMaker December 15, 2020 / 10:20 pm

        They are on the way. I found another set too. So you have a bit more choice.


      • Pierre Lagacé December 16, 2020 / 1:04 pm

        Goody, goody… Thanks Santa!


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