X-3 Classic Revell
I remember buying this kit at the 99 cent store that was above Pioneer Market in my home town of Ashland Oregon when I was 9 or 10 years old. Slapped it together and played with it until it was broken and tossed. Leap forward 50+ years and I find myself seeking out those old kits I built and trying to make them again, but with better skills and more patience. This one I got off ebay, sealed and the boxing I remembered the "Strategic Air Power" series. The needle nose and the glowing red hot wings (The X-3 could only break the sound barrier in a dive) as it screamed aloft. Ahh yeah! Anyway, I did build it pretty quickly, but I think it turned out well. I tinted the glass with Tamiya clear and just had to put the pilot in!The kit decals were shot, but I managed to salvage the X-3s for the nose, the rest are from my spares box. The stand is a treat. My best friend send me a text one day, from an antique shop. "Hey could you use these old stands?" YES! Those look to be original Revell stands from the 50s and 60s! Once they arrived, I could see they were in fact originals not re-pops that have come about recently. Some still had the decals on them. B-52, P-39, F-89, and some blanks. I chose a blank and replicated the look of the original decals with paint and letters and numbers from my spares box. Anyway, and enjoyable build! Next up Monograms FW-190, and yes I will choose and option in the box, and yes I will do one of the inaccurate paint schemes!
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