Bud Norris sends these photos of his latest Sabre modeling project, a 3-plane diorama of the 25th FIS flightline at Naha AB, Okinawa, circa 1958. He was a radar tech on the F-86D at the time, and this diorama represents that era. The diorama took 1st place at the IPMS modeling contest in Columbus, OH earlier this year (2003)

Here is 048, the C.O.'s bird, denoted by the 3 red fuselage stripes. The diorama measures 20 by 40 inches, and the "concrete" surface is made from extra coarse sandpaper, painted and stained

This close-up depicts Bud and two other radar techs working on 976. Note the radome off, antenna pulled, panel off the left side and black box on the ground.

To view photos submitted by Bud Norris
Click on 25th patch above

To view photos submitted by Richard B. Keener
Click on his picture above
updated 6/30/03

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