To wrap up this current build set, I am presenting my F-86D Sabre Dog. Yesterday may have been a big day in finally finishing my B-24 build, but today is a record breaker. The F-86 became my fifety-first build this year breaking last years record of fifty. Now I do know that every build completed until the end of the year will in fact be the new record holder but this one is different. Like I said in my last post, my 2014 challenge was just that…a challenge. It took away from the fun and instilled a deadline mentality. This year just happened. I think I gained a lot of positives in my efficiency from last year.
So back to the build. I’m not the biggest supporter of the “D” variant. The original F-86 looks miles sleeker than its big nosed brother. But necessity breeds invention and I’d rather fly in the best version possible so I get it. The F-86D remains an interesting aircraft nonetheless. I was excited before the build and I continue to be excited after. This was an enjoyable kit. I’m even satisfied with the cockpit detail. There were a few seams that I couldn’t quite get right at first but that turned out to be my lone issue. Everything else went together quite well.