Update

I think this is a good time for a little update on My Forgotten Hobby III.

The MiG-15 finally got its decals two weeks ago. Then came the F-86.

I tested the MiG decals first and they worked perfectly even if they sat in the box since the 1980s. The F-86 decals came after with the yellow decals I had received from Model Airplane Maker.

I still have to figure a way to fix this though.

I still have a few touch-ups to do before I think how I will give them as a gift.

Next in line will have to be the He 111.

I think the clear parts should be solidly glued now.

I had started painting the He 111 using a paintbrush.

First the upper surfaces with dark green which seemed to be the wrong shade of green, and then the undersides with the right shade of RLM 65 Hellblau.

Those photos we taken with my new Motorola Stylus G cellphone I got as a gift from my son. Now I have no reason to procrastinate and then shower you with photos of my progress reports.

To be continued…

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

 

Instructions

 

Some parts…

 

 

 

 

Tools…

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…

 

Fuselage…

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.

 

 

Remembering December 6, 2013…and the F-86

 

This is the original post if you have not click on the link above. It was probably the shortest post I wrote…


What’s your favorite hobby?

Mine is writing blogs. Before, this was my favorite hobby…

Building model kits. Why not combine both hobbies, one from the past with this one? While you are pondering over this, you can visit this blog about an amateur  airplane model kit builder whose motto is Let’s build!

Click here.


As for the progress report on my build, it will appear here only, not on future posts. You will have to come back sometimes to see what is happening.

F-86 – Day 1

 

Instructions

 

Some parts…

 

 

 

 

Tools…

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…

 

Fuselage…

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.