Glamorous Glennis in 1/72
Finally finished this one – the old Tamiya kit – and it was a pleasure to build. Fit was generally very good and the cockpit and landing gear really looked the part. I added some Brengun photo etch, some miscellaneous brass pitot booms from Master, and the excellent Cutting Edge sheet replaced the kit’s decals. Model Master “Go Mango” with a touch of red added was used for the orange, then lightly sprayed with some thinned MM clear semi-gloss lacquer after decaling.
This was Chuck Yeager’s airplane on the day he officially made the first supersonic flight in 1947. Having just read a wonderful book on the subject (Walter Boyne’s “The Quest for Mach One”), I was inspired to finish the kit that I had purchased 15 years ago.
I hope you like it.
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