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Advice on best 1/48 F-86E
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 01:52 AM UTC
I'm looking for a 1/48 F-86E that I can convert into a FJ-2 Fury.

The only one that comes up is the Esci / Italeri option but this has some major intake, canopy and jet pipe issues. I know I have some scratch building to do for the conversion but I'd rather not have to correct the issues as well.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 06:06 AM UTC
Most 1/48 Sabres are -F models. I don't know of a real -E model Sabre, which is a severe lack. You'd likely have to convert an -F for your project
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 06:26 AM UTC
Thanks Jessica, that's what I was afraid of.
One source mentions a Monogram E that although dated, shape wise is accurate however the boxing's I've seen online just state F-86 with no variant letter.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 09:25 AM UTC
The old Monogram beast is an F-35 with the "6-3" hard wing. You'd need to cross-kit it with the wings from the Revell -D to make an -E
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:43 AM UTC
Thanks Jessica, I may just go for a FJ-3 which is basically an F although still needs some changes (guns, intake, wing, nose gear, hook etc)
alpha_tango
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:58 AM UTC
Hi Luciano,

maybe you can use some of the Kiwi resin stuff: http://www.kiwiresin.com/ (A and E conversions)

all the best

Steffen
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:04 PM UTC
Steffen, thank you. I had not heard of Kiwi resin before, now looking at their site I'll give the conversion a try and the A-12 Oxcart conversion as well.