F-86F-30-NA - Frank Miller
Submitted March 7, 2018
The Pilot:Captain Jay Ashmore, Paris Texas
Buzz came up with an idea to present the colonel with a replica of the plane he flew in Korea (1953).
I designed the decals for the nose art. Captain Jay was called: THE FLYING ALLIGATOR. I have not found out why, yet. That will be one of my pressing questions when I speak with him.
As a side note, Captain Ashmore also flew PBY's in the closing stages of WWII.Buzz got together with the family and found a picture of his original mount.With the picture in hand I started building the Hobby Craft, kit number HC1361, F-86F-25/30. This is a hard wing F-86.
I drew the decals on paint by putting the black and white photo in paint and working the outline. I asked about the original colors. The alligator was a dark green, with a light green belly and yellow feet.
The circle was yellow, as yellow was the squadron color. All lettering was in black.