Known to pilots with many nicknames ("Sled", "Habu", "SR", "Lady in Black" and, of course, "Blackbird"), with performance that in many aspects still remains unsurpassed today, the SR-71 [...]
In May of 1960, Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union by an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile. This incident starkly revealed the vulnerability of U.S. aerial reconnaissance to Soviet air defenses, and [...]
The Revell Blackbird is up on its stand. I made an effort to finish the model with a 'well worn' but not abused look. I used several reference photos of Blackbirds to help me.
Everything except the decals and the pilots are out of box [...]
REVELL 1/48 Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" Video preview, this kit is the list for full video build, so stay tuned. Btw, beautiful kit.
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My article focuses on the unique skeletal model of the SR-71A Blackbird at 1/144 scale, produced by Jasmine Model in China. It contains 120 photo-etched parts and a few pieces of aluminum painted resin bits. The kit is well engineered with [...]
So much fun getting together this little gem of a kit. Fully recommended for a fun build.
MrPaint paint, had some problems with silvering on decals.
Happy modelling to you all.
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 [...]
One of my favorite, Black bird ! The Academy kit is quite low in fittings and decals. The red stripe "Do not step" is impossible to be adhered to, so I decided to paint it. I Did a mix of glossy black of Humbrol with dark blue [...]
Lockheed L-1271-10 “what-if” ten-passenger bizjet in Ferrari F1 Team scheme. The idea for this came out of my brain that didn't have enough sense to figure the first version was sufficient. Therefore, not satisfied with the [...]