Revell SR 71 Black Bird 1/72 scale (Part 2)

Hi folks ! Finally, it is here. The second part of my review for the SR-71 Black Bird.

SR-71 Front Landing Gear

SR-71 Front Landing Gear

Few of the parts I settled it with my Gundam Marker pen. Surprisingly, those marker pen works like wonders for any model kit. Such as this one. I came across with lots of references for the landing gear. Most of it came in white colour based. So for the white part, I used either the Gundam marker pen or the Tamiya Pure White colour Spray paint.

SR 71 Black Bird Finished

SR 71 Black Bird Finished

She’s a beauty isn’t it? Even if we never had the chance to look at her from upclose, I do admit that she is one of the best looking plane I have ever seen in photographs and videos. Although retired and is now in the US Airspace Museum, I still say the SR-71 Black Bird is definitely a beauty in the eye for most plane lovers.

SR - 71 Black Bird Decals

SR – 71 Black Bird Decals

I totally did not even noticed that there were two sets of water slide decals for the Black Bird. One was for Okinawa and the other was for Canadian flight. I ended up using both. On the manual, builders were given two options. Its either they punch a hole on top of the SR-71 Black Bird or they can just make use of the transport as seen on the picture on top.

Personally, I wanted to punch a hole on its body and place its drone on top of it. My Tamiya drill bit broke as I was doing some other project. I will have to grab a new one soon….

So, the story of my SR – 71 building experience came to an end…although it was not really well built, but I would say the model kit alone was a great experience…

Lastly, any weathering effect? Of course…I could not bare to see my model kit being too shiny…and looking so much like a cheap plastic kit. The final touch was none other than the Tamiya weather mastering effect. I never regretted of buying one back then when I did not have the property of an air brush.

Next up, Tamiya F/A 18 E Super Hornet. Another favourite of mine…


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