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Revell SR-71A Blackbird by ninjatoespapercraft Revell SR-71A Blackbird by ninjatoespapercraft
So you know I started this plastic model kit for a change just recently;

It doesn't have a lot of parts and not a lot of different colours, so it wasn't very difficult to put together. ;o)

I spraypainted the hull with a semi-glossy black, which with a double coat of clear finish came out looking very nice I think!

I also like the landing gears: I painted the wheel bays and wheel rims a nice, metallic iron colour (91) which looks great against the matte white of the landing gears!

All in all, this smexy looking bird came out looking great I think!
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masterofthenothing Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I really like the end result! I grew up doing plastic kits. My ceiling was full of planes and helicopters hanging from fishing line!

Interesting story: When I was quite young, maybe 7 y/o, one of these Blackbirds flew so slowly over my house I had enough time to wonder "what's that noise??" look out of the window, see something, go outside into the street and look up to see this bird about another house's height above the street!!!!!!!!!
It came almost to a hover it moved that slow, the sound almost disappeared then the engines roared and it flew away out of sight in seconds!!
I'm 31 now so it's an experience I will not soon forget!
Jus thought I'd share - x
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
They go through millions of dollars developing a superjet that can fly top-secret missions at superfast speeds and superhigh altitudes, and then they fly over people's houses that slow and that low... ;o)
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ACDYZG Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great, plastic models are always fun to build, unless you realize that you dont have any paint halfway through the build haha
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Haha yeah, it can be very frustrating if you're all excited about starting a new kit and you find out you forgot about the paint...

Luckily, this one didn't need many different colours, and I already had most of them from before.

I did buy a new spray can of glossy black and clear finish, but that was money well spent I think!
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ACDYZG Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i haven't built one in a long time, might have to make a run to the hobby shop just for something to do lol
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Chartodileon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
That's really well done. I love the showroom shine! :D

What are those red parts? Stickers, dry transfer decals or waterslides?
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thanks, I'm really happy with the way the semi-glossy colour turned out too! ;o)

The red parts and the other small details and lettering are "waterslide decals", the kind that are common in most Revell kits (except in their "Snap" kits, those usually include "peel 'n' stick" sticker kind decals ;o)
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Chartodileon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Oh, okay. Do you have experience with using them? Cause I just bought some for one of my gundam kits and I'm too scared to start using it xD I have all the materials I think I need like glossy top coat and micro sol/set, but I don't know where to start. I'm afraid I'm going to put too much top coat on the pieces :<
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Like all things, practice makes perfect of course!

Whenever I try something new, I always try it out on a test object first.

In this case, I had an old kit that had had some "accidents" over the years. Maybe you have an old kit too that you don't mind messing up, or maybe you can find a really cheap one that you could use for testing?

I didn't spray the whole test kit of course, just one wing. I painted it black just like the "Blackbird", and then first gave it one thin coat of clear finish, and when it was dry, I decided to give it another thin coat.

When that dried, it looked good, so I gave the "real" kit the same two thin coats too!
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Chartodileon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I started applying the decals last night. It's so tedious :P
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