AMS Resin | F-86 Nose and Gun Panel Replacement Set

Reviewed by Ray Peterson

Here is the AMS Resin F-86 Nose and Gun Panel Replacement Set as mastered by William Lawler and cast by Harold of AMS resin.

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The nose and gun panel are beautifully mastered and cast. There are no pinholes, and the casting plug is only about 1/16th of an inch thick. I was able to remove the plug using a disc sander to roughly remove the plug, then use a couple different grits of sandpaper on a hard, flat surface to finish it off.

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The nose has subtle contour changes which match photos of the F-86 much better than that of the kit. I have taped the nose to the kit fuselage to show that it also fits very well.

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The gun panel also has shape differences to the kit panel, being much more tapered than the kit piece, as well as a little longer. This means some filling of panel joints and re-scribing on the kit will be required. Check photos as well as careful measuring of the kit piece to correctly cut out a whole for the new piece. (Time constraints did not allow for me to attempt the replacement here). The gun openings are also re-located and corrected in size.

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In summary, this is a very nice correction set that will add a subtle but important change to your model, making it look more like a F-86.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Harold of AMS Resin for the review set. Get yours at

© Ray Peterson 2008

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This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016