Model represents a member of 3529th CCTS based at Williams AFB, AZ, 1962. They were F-86-40s flying with Misawa style finless drop tanks. They carried one missile rack on the left wing. I was asked to make the model look used, as the gentleman who graduated from advanced training flying these 86s said they all went to the boneyard six weeks later -- worn out.
I tried to make the day-glo a bit faded and patchy in appearance. The finish is Testors Model Master Chrome Silver, (no metalizers) tinted with blue, black and gray for the wing center section, under a lot of gloss coat. Hasegawa kit of course, with a Jaguar interior.
I was so anxious to
get this one photoed and on it's way, that I forgot to slip the drop tanks on
until I was almost out of film.
(Glad to have you back, Pat- hope to see more of your work in the future - Ed.)
Photos and text © by Patrick Hawkey