Monogram RF-101B Voodoo
"Black Magic" is the name I gave her way back when she was first built. It has now been about 20 years since I came up with a "what if" plan for the Monogram kit. I had the kit in my stash for awhile before deciding to do a fictional scheme. I wanted an all-black Voodoo in a pseudo Blackbird-type look. I don't think any recon or otherwise Voodoos were painted this way, but it makes a striking appearance for these fast jets . I am aware of the beautiful, glossy black Voodoo operated by the Canadians at one point. The Voodoo was a fast mover before the area-ruled fuselage came in vogue (iirc); I guess she did it with good ol' brute power! 😁
I used flat, semi-glass and gloss black enamels, as well as the same range in clear acrylics to paint it and weather it. The decals are from an 1/32 F-117 kit, iirc. I took these at the Cameron Municipal Airport years ago, over the course of two different sessions. The wind was blowing way too hard during the first one and I watched the horizontal stab flutter up and down so much I was afraid I would lose it.
This model was posted here way back in 2012, when many, if not most, of our current members had not arrived. A few of you may even remember it from back then. But, with the recent appearance of several articles featuring really great Voodoo models, I thought that some folks might enjoy seeing another one, but done up in a fantasy scheme.
I hope you enjoy having a look at the old "Black Magic"! Thanks for your interest!
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