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PostPosted: 18 Aug 2010, 17:23 
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Mod: This post has been copied from the "F-86 "Sabre" - Korea" profile thread.

My Sabre profiles are being "paint stripped" & given a new more metal like spray-job. :D

Old vs new ... progress.

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PostPosted: 19 Aug 2010, 09:24 
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Just when I thought the profiles couldn't get any better, Master Kremlin goes and takes them to another level. =D> =D>


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PostPosted: 02 Jul 2012, 19:27 
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I'm clearing some desk space & getting some unfinished profiles done ... :lol:

Putting the final touches onto the Sabre ... she just needs the correct nose-wheel now :D

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NA F-86F 'Sabre' # 605-C "NAUGHTY NELLY", USAF #52-4313, No. 2 Squadron, Osan-ni Air Base (K-55), Korea, 1953.

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Wow! A real piece of art! =D>

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Bravo! =D> In my second life I also want to be a Kremlin [-o<

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PostPosted: 03 Jul 2012, 18:26 
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These are amazing! =D>
How do you do these profiles :?:


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These are amazing! =D>
How do you do these profiles :?:


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PostPosted: 03 Jul 2012, 23:00 
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Thanks guys :D :D

Nathan, they are done in photoshop using gazillions of layers ... (like building a layered cake from the inside to the outside)

See the following sequence of images to more or less explain how they come together.

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I start with drawing the initial shape & panel lines, mostly using actual photos for reference.

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Adding rivets & screws.

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Using gradient fills, I colour between the lines to get a base shape.

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Applying some dirt & give the panel lines a "wash" ..

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Apply the decals.

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Shadows & highlights to give more depth to the shape.

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Then I start adding wings, canopy, pylons, wheels ....

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The final product.

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The image at 100%.

Thanks for looking :smt023

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nah....I rather stick to my model building :lol:

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Kremlin wrote:
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The final product.


Thanks for looking :smt023

Kremlin, I was going to suggest you draw this particular aircraft. It looks very nice. But.
You have given it the wrong wing. 622 Q "Lady of Lorette" replaced 616 Q "Lady of Lorette". 622 had the 6-3 wing with a fence, around mid wing span.
The leading edge was extended forward by 6 inches at the fuselage. The ammunition access door had a part of the wing attached to it.
There is a picture of 622 on IPMSSA, you can get directions to find this picture on the recent topic:
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Great input jeffreynic :smt023

I'll give those photos a look & rip these wings off :D

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Hallo Brent,

Yip, same process for me, but just in Corel Draw. :smt023 Agree with the note on the wing, see the below from my article in Vol 6 of SA Colours and Markings:

The SAAF F-86F-30 Sabres, as operated in Korea were fitted with narrow chord wings, and had slats on the leading edges. The narrow chord wing means that the wing were not fitted with the later so-called “6-3” conversion, which added six inches to the chord at the wing root and three inches to the chord at the wing tips. On photographs, these wings can clearly be identified by the fact that the leading edge, where it joins the fuselage, are behind the ammunition bay doors, thereby allowing these doors to be opened without removing any part from the wing. As in most cases involving SAAF aircraft, there were however, one exception to the rule. This was Sabre 622. She was delivered on Armistice Day, the 27th July 1953 and the author of the War Diary makes special mention of the wings of this aircraft, thereby also clearly leaving no doubts as to the wing configurations of 601 to 621. The author specifically mentions the “fixed 6x3 leading edge, the first a/c on the squadron so fitted”. As this was the final aircraft received, it clearly was the only one equipped with the broader chord wings with the fixed leading edges and wing fences.

Also please note that the only one available photograph that I have of her, indicates no squadron badge painted on her yet. Taking the arrival date in the above in mind, I personally doubt that she ever had it applied.

Great work on the above with super detail, keep it up. =D>

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PostPosted: 05 Jul 2012, 09:53 
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Thanks for the definitive answer & great info Piet :smt023

btw. I've got 1-4 of SA Colours and Markings, is 5-6 still available :?:

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