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Revell 1/48 Lockheed Martain SR-71 A Blackbird

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  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Revell 1/48 Lockheed Martain SR-71 A Blackbird
Posted by Shipwreck on Saturday, April 2, 2022 2:55 PM

Revell SR-71 A Blackbird Kits 4967 & 5720

 DSC00537 by Ship Wreck, on Flickr


Which one am I building? Both of them; but I will end up only one complete Blackbird! I had purchased a European kit and managed to mess up both nacelles. Rather than complete the build compromised; I bought a second kit. One may wish to take the $85 and buy a couple more different models But, in my case, I am nearing the end of my modeling career and this is the last model that I intend to buy, so I want to try to get it right!


You may want to refer to JohnnyK's recently finished  "1/48 Revell SR-71A Blackbird" for a thorough introduction of kit and his excellent build!



The packaging was basically the same in both kits.

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Holding it together with liquid cement and reinforced with CA plus support.

 DSC00475 by Ship Wreck, on Flickr


Somebody has to fly this thing so I purchased a couple of astronauts. The uniforms are not accurate for the U.S. program!

 DSC00497 by Ship Wreck, on Flickr


 DSC00513 by Ship Wreck, on Flickr


All moving gear parts are being modified so that they will be displayed in a different position.

 DSC00549 by Ship Wreck, on Flickr


Nose gear bay-

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The first factory coat of FS/37038 Flat Black Tamiya XF-1. Most of this will be covered!

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The next shot is the same as the previous plus LED lights! This to show you that the color of the blackbird you are modeling will vary according to the lighting which it is under. I am sure that the color is also influenced by the photographer!

 DSC00534 by Ship Wreck, on Flickr

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