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:drool: Someone once told me that the blackbird leaked fuel while sitting on the tarmack. When in flight she swelled with the heat from the friction of passing through the atomsphere. I don't know if its true or not but it sounds good. Great looking models George.

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:drool: Someone once told me that the blackbird leaked fuel while sitting on the tarmack. When in flight she swelled with the heat from the friction of passing through the atomsphere. I don't know if its true or not but it sounds good. Great looking models George.

 

True story.

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25,000 meters cruising at 3500kph for a plane built in the sixties! If anything highlights how 'real' modern engineering isn't half as exciting.

 

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Lovely model of a great plane.

 

If anything highlights how 'real' modern engineering isn't half as exciting.

 

Few things will ever look as futuristic as a Hustler - getting on for 60 years old...

 

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Love the "black, but not black" finish george - top stuff as always

 

Took the words out of my mouth.

 

Off-black and multitones of same to emphasise shading and detail.

 

Choice.

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Nice work George,

I'll echo that about the colour... the black that isn't black! Amazing realism. One of my all time favourite aircraft. Saw it sister the A12 on display once, Cold War technology at its finest.

Tom

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Cheers Lads, This nearly went in the bin as had a couple of mishaps with the finish, Not 100% happy with it but shes done.

 

As a pilot said about the Blackbird, you travel fast but do everything slow.

Some great books out the on the BB, Paul Crickmore is one for instance. http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/26626.Paul_Crickmore

 

B-58, Say no more, Must dig out the1.48 one I have in storage!!

 

G

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B-58, Say no more, Must dig out the1.48 one I have in storage!!

 

Can't wait to see your effect on that!

 

Did you notice James Stewart in the video? (At the end..)

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