Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird – Revell 1/72
Last one for today, this is Revell's 1/72 SR-71. I modelled this one wheels-up on an old stand I had in the parts bin. I typically do not build 1/72, so having this one on a stand apart from my 1/48's was more appropriate. Also, I wanted to build this because growing up, my oldest brother had a similar display on his dresser, seen in the photo below. I always loved looking at it, taking it apart and putting it back together. Because I couldn't be trusted with a tube of glue back then, this was the extent of my modelling, and likely a precursor to my enjoyment of the hobby and my mechanical apt career choices.
The kit is not perfect, but it is workable. Fit is OK, and as with other Revell kits of this vintage, seam lines are ill placed. With a little bit of glue, putty and paint, you can get happy results. Hopefully Revell's forthcoming release will be much more than a scaled-up version of this old kit.
Paint was shades of blacks and blue, then sealed with Tamiya X-22 for decals. The kit decals worked well, and were then sealed with Vallejo Matte varnish. No weathering for this stand display.
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