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Bruce Lewerenz
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SR-71 What If

May 19, 2016 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2.3K

Another WIFFER! It was a cold snowy February morning when I started this project. It was too cold to go outside and play so I decided to do a quick build from my dollar stash. That's a model you pick up for a dollar at a swap meet. As I got it glued together I thought "that is a lot of black and I know there is a nice looking airplane in there somewhere". So I painted it ADC gray. Got some decals from my leftovers box and Budda Bing, an very fast interceptor!

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  1. A nice wiffer, looks convincing.

  2. Nuthin' wrong with a little imagination, Bruce...probably the first example of an ADC Blackbird. you'll have to give it a different name. 🙂

  3. Weapon of choice? Turbulence?

    Nice use of imagination! She looks good in ADC grey.

  4. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Very good use of the imagination, nice clean build.

  5. Quite attractive

  6. Very nice...CAT colors on the next one ?

  7. The earliest days of the project, there was an 'interceptor' version built, five or so, IIRC, they were in service for a few years, everything about them is still classified, AFAIK.

  8. Lovely gray! I've seen a few pics of the earliest A-12s (the interceptor version Merrill mentioned) in, I think NMF - Natural Metal Finish, (if new to the site & not used to the initials use) and I think Black is BORING! I understand, however. Not to mention, the black was also engineered to be more than simple painted-on camouflage, but an integral part of protecting the plane from heat & friction. But the gray looks great!
    The SR-71 is such an awesome bird, anyway in almost any paint scheme. Just think: one painted in US Navy WWII tri-color - wow! But no camo version, please! Too odd.

    Unless you WANT to, of course! 😉 This IS the point, right? Right!

  9. Bruce, great idea! Might have happened.

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