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F-86F Sabre Cockpit Set

Custom Aeronautical Miniatures 1/32 F-86F Sabre Cockpit Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review 1997 Manufacturer Custom Aeronautical Miniatures
Subject F-86F Sabre Cockpit Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32031 Media Resin, White Metal
Pros Nice upgrade to Hasegawa's 1/32 F-86F-40 cockpit Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $26.95

First Look

Editor's Note: When this review was first written, this set was producted by TAC Scale Dynamics, but they have since closed their doors and sold the molds to Custom Aeronautical Miniatures (CAM). CAM, in turn, was sold to another company and while they still produce decals, the resin molds were sold to John's Models.

The folks at TAC Scale Dynamics have another winner here. Targeted for the Hasegawa 1/32 F-86F Sabre, this set provides a completely new cockpit. Take a look!

The set provides a new cockpit tub with detailed side consoles, nicely detailed ejection seat, instrument panel, control stick, sidewalls and rear deck. What really caught my eye was the beautifully molded canopy frame replacement parts. This detail set, together with the two recently-released Eduard photo-etched detail sets (not included), will yield a breath-taking 1/32 F-86F! With a little work on the wings and miscellaneous details, you could even backdate the kit to an F-86A or F-86E and maintain air superiority when TAC Scale Dynamics releases their 1/32 MiG-15. I am definitely looking forward to this project and recommend it to any Sabre-lover!


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