F86 Sabres


Way back in 2015 I managed to snag myself a copy of the elusive Check Your 6! Jet Age Rules, which are considered among some of the finest Jet AGE combat games out there.

I have always loved Jets, and other Cold War Ear Technology, and Check Your 6! Jet Age covers that period splendidly. using a modified version of the same system WE use for our WW1 Dogfights: Canvas Eagles. So I figured it would be easy to pick up. And then of course like so many of my games... I never played it.

Well, with some interest coming back into Canvas Eagles, I figured I would dust these two planes from Raiden Miniatures off and give them a paint.


I started with two F86's to match my 2 MiG-15 (which I am in process of painting), figuring it would be a good and simple place to begin exploring Jet Age Combat. We could get to missiles later.

These are my first minis from Raiden Miniatures, and I think they are of good quality given the 1/285 scale. Now keep in mind these are not GHQ minis. The quality is not as high and you will need to clean them quite a bit with your knife before they are really paintable. Other details, such as the metal components on the cockpit I had to paint by hand. But given there low price they are a fantastic alternative to GHQ and have a huge selection of Aircraft.


I hope to have these jets up in the air soon in a Check Your 6! Jet Age battle against their Korean War MiG-15 Counterparts.


Written by: Andrew Gregory

F86 Sabres F86 Sabres Reviewed by Jade GamingNews on 1/26/2017 01:30:00 pm Rating: 5

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