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F-86D Sabre Dog


Parts 3 and 4



Cutting Edge Modelworks


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: CED48155 and CED48156
Scale: 1/48 scale.
Contents and Media: 1 decal sheet 203mm x137mm; 1 letter-sized colour placement guide; 1 small supplementary text sheet; Black Magic mask for nose markings of Yugolsav machine (CED48155 only)
Price: CED48155 - USD$11.99 (includes Black Magic mask)
CED48156 - USD$8.99
Review Type: First Look.
Advantages: Interesting subjects; great donor kit; good instructions; perfect register; inclusion of mask for Yugoslav machine is a nice touch.
Recommendation: Recommended.


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions


F i r s t   L o o k


Revell's 1/48 scale F-86D Sabre Dog is an excellent kit. If it has a shortcoming, it is the relative uniformity of finish. Most Sabre Dogs were left in natural metal.

This uniform finish can be greatly enlivened with a set of alternate markings. Cutting Edge has released several sets of decals for this kit that will make your Sabre Dog look very different from its neighbor on the model club display table.

The five options covered in these two decal sets are all colourful and interesting.

The printing is superb, with minimal excess carrier film and perfect registration. 

Instructions are supplied in the usual Cutting Edge Decal style, with a large colour placement diagram for each subject and a smaller supplementary sheet providing additional text tips for perfect application. Stencil markings are not included.

The contents of the sheets are as follows:

CED 48155

Sabre Dog subjects covered in set CED 48155 are:

  1. F-86D s/n 51-6024, 97th FIS Wright Patterson AFB, 1953. 

  2. F-86D s/n 53-1001, 498th FIS, 84th FG, Geiger AFB Washington, 1956

  3. F-86D s/n 51-4105, Yugoslav Air Force. The markings for this aircraft also includes a Black Magic mask for the black nose.







CED 48156

Sabre Dog subjects that are covered in set CED 48156 are:

  1. F-86L s/n 53-0704, Illinois Air National Guard 108th FIS

  2. F-86D s/n 52-4247, 4th FIS, Misiwi AB, Japan. A small supplementary sheet supplies the tail number for this F-86D.

(Also see image of decal placement guide at the top of this page)





These new decals from Cutting Edge are a welcome enhancement for the ProModeler or the Revell Germany boxings of the 1/48 scale F-86D Sabre Dog.


Many thanks to Meteor Productions for the review samples. 

Cutting Edge Decals are available from Meteor Productions Website

Review and Images Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 January, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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