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Finished an old kit.
Posted by Dancing Imu on Thursday, March 08, 2018 9:59 PM

Hey!  I just finished up an old, out of print kit of a Testors U-2.

Instead of going with black CIA or gray-on-gray USAF camo, I went with the NASA ER-2 version sans sensor pods.  1:48 scale.  Very little in the way of cockpit, but you really can't see it anyway.

ER-2

Sprayed the bottom gray with Krylon Misty Gray, added the line with Tamiya Clear Blue.  The decals unfortunately showed their age, and tore in numerous places.

ER-2 2008

Tags: 48 scale , Testors , U-2
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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, March 09, 2018 8:11 AM
Excellent work! You don't see a lot of NASA schemes these days.
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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 09, 2018 2:45 PM

You don’t see many U-2’s on here either. I like it!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 09, 2018 4:11 PM

Cool - love the markings.  Such a distinctive profile with that mile of straight wing.

Nice job.

Thanks,

John

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, March 09, 2018 4:23 PM

Nice!

There is a thing on Netflix I happened to watch the other day where one of the guys from Top Gear (James May I think) takes a ride in a U2.

-Greg

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Posted by jmcquate on Friday, March 09, 2018 5:53 PM

Picked that kit up last weekend. Hawk (round 2) re-issued it.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, March 09, 2018 7:49 PM

Wow, that’s a cool NASA U2.  I’ve never seen one like that before.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:46 AM

I loved the old Hawk 1/48 scale kits and still have a few of the chromed ones like a Bearcat, Mustang and Thunderbolt.

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    April, 2017
Posted by Dancing Imu on Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:48 PM

You're kidding me!  I hunted around for days to find a full viable kit, and paid a pretty penny for it!  Aaargh!

Well, good luck with the build! Smile

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:30 PM

The NASA livery is great. So much more lively than that dull flat black on the Dragon Lady.

I just looked up the NASA SR-71, wondering about the livery. It's still flat black.

Oops. Wait a minute. Just found this illustration at HD Wallpapers. Would be kinda cool. Looks like it's got a D-21 drone on its back.

OK. On the bench:

MENG 1/48 F-35A dedicated to my late brother Buzz.

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  • From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted by Fly-n-hi on Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:33 PM

Very cool!  Nice work!

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Posted by Dancing Imu on Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:39 PM

Oh, sweet SR-71 paint!  I'll have to seriously consider doing that for my next kit!

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    November, 2016
  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:52 PM

Very cool.  Is there a decal set for the NASA F-18?

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    August, 2005
  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:41 PM

fotofrank
Oops. Wait a minute. Just found this illustration at HD Wallpapers. Would be kinda cool. Looks like it's got a D-21 drone on its back.

Not quite an SR71. This one's an M21, one of two built to carry the drones. The lighter areas are bare titanium.

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