One of my favorite planes, the North American F-86E SABRE. This MOC features a cockpit with opening canopy, a pilots seat and cockpit detailing, retractable tricycle landing gear, movable elevators, air brakes that open, ordnance hard points on the wings and drop tanks.
it actually a shame sometimes (though very understandable)that LEGO has a 'policy' against making real military models such as this; with opening this, minifigure-sized that, your Sabre looks sooo AMAZING!
I recognized that this is a Sabre before recognizing that it is Lego. That's why you really deserved MOTD. One question only: at leading edges of wings, why you did not try to create sharper edges using series of 1 stud sloped parts?
A great Sabre shape & colour scheme on this MOC. I like the working features, like the canopy and air brakes, plus details like the canon openings below the cockpit. It's great to see the little radar fairing above the air intake hasn't been forgotten either.
My son is doing a project in school on the F-86 VS the Mig 15. Is it possible to get the instructions on how to build your awesome jet? My son has some skill with lego creations and is up for a new challenge.
Outstanding. I've tried many times to get a good Lego Sabre started and just can never do it. That plane is amazing. Between the color coordination, the perfect shape, the wing sweep, all of it. It's a great model. Any chance of making instructions? haha
Beautiful work, Spencer! I love how you integrated the backswept wings into the fuselage - very nice... The overall shape and proportions look convincing, too, and make it very recognizable as an F-86. One of the best fighter jets in minifig-scale that you built there! Best regards from another AFOL (I磎 26:)) who just like you always tries to picture things of the real life in Lego. I wish one could build the world... I have endless ideas... Steffen
At first glance I would have said 'kinda chubby', but being a person who is attempting to build a MiG-15, I realize fully the predicament, and appreciate further the smoothness of the model. The level of detail is outstanding, and the shaping on the nose is excellent, especially the gun ports. Might have to steal the idea if you don't mind...:-P Great job!
Very nice Sabre. The shape overall is great. I just wish the nose wasn't so blocky but I understand that something like that in Lego is hard to make. Outstanding job, I really like the fine details you have in it.
Man this plane is awsome! I love the way the colors cordinate with each other, you must have a lot of grey bricks! This must have taken a good bit of time to make, was it hard? By the way, I sent you an invite to my group "The 7th Armored Division", we would like it alot if you join. Anyway, great job!