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F-86E/F Sabre
Seat and Canopy
for Airfix Kits

Pavla, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

S 72066 (Seat)
V 72-82 (Canopy)



Contents & Media

S 72066  1 x resin part
V 72-82   1 x vac-form canopy


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Review Type:

First Look


High quality production.




Good quality components for the Airfix F-86F or other brand Sabre kits (The canopy may only be suitable for Airfix).

Reviewed by Mark Davies

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The recent release of the recent Airfix F-86 kit has led Pavla to release a replacement resin seat and vac-form canopy for it.

Whilst I can understand the commercial opportunity a new kit release offers an accessory manufacturer like Pavla, I’m still amused that they did not do the same for the older and possibly better Fujimi and Hobbycraft/Academy F-86 kits. Then there’s the more recent Hobby Boss issue, not to mention the still okay if old Heller kit. Nonetheless, the seat should be suitable for most if not any of the F-86E & F kits out there.

Both the seat and canopy are well produced as we have come to expect from Pavla.

The canopy is a two-piece affair.



I prefer the all-in-one option, as sometimes it can be hard to make a multi-piece canopy look good closed if this is how you wish to display your model. But this is not a major issue.





Both of these items will enhance your Airfix F-86F Sabre, or indeed other brand Sabre kits (the canopy may not be a drop fit however with these other brands).


Thanks to Pavla Models for the review samples.

Review Text & Images Copyright © 2010 by Mark Davies
Page Created 22 June, 2011
Last updated 22 June, 2011

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