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F-86F Sabre Cockpit and Canopy Upgrade

Pavla 1/72 F-86F Sabre Cockpit and Canopy Upgrade First Look

By Sundiata Cowels

Date of Review December 2013 Manufacturer Pavla Models
Subject F-86F Sabre Cockpit and Canopy Upgrade Scale 1/72
Kit Number C72099 Media Resin/Vac
Pros Nice detail and good painting instructions Cons None
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) TBA

First Look

Czech Republic based Pavla models has introduced a fine upgrade for Airfix's 1/72 F-86F Sabre kit. This seven piece blister pack includes a vacuform canopy, ejection seat, cockpit tub, main instrument panel, joystick, rear canopy shelf, seat backing with rails, and rear cockpit shelf.  As a pleasant surprise, the painting guide is much more detailed than previous blister pack offerings, and while it doesn't include FS color callouts, it goes a long way to helping create a more finished product. Recommended!

F-86F Sabre Cockpit and Canopy Upgrade

My sincere thanks to Pavla Models for this review sample.