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Hello, this was suppose to be completed for the Specialist group build but l was unable to complete it till now. The kit is from Airfix and the decals from Caracal. l ended up using 2 sheets from Caracal as l messed up the walkways on my first attempt. The decals are excellent and the white is really solid. lt is painted with Xtracrylix Gloss Sea Blue and matt coated afterwards. I added the heat shield on the underside of the exhaust. Hope you enjoy it..

 

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Robert

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@Eric Mc the kit is typical Airfix of the period, 1980s. Here is the as far as l got in the group build. The build was not too bad just need to use some filler around the intakes and wings. Thanks for all your comments

 

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8 hours ago, Robert said:

@Eric Mc the kit is typical Airfix of the period, 1980s. Here is the as far as l got in the group build. The build was not too bad just need to use some filler around the intakes and wings. Thanks for all your comments

 

Interesting, thanks. I have one in the stash as I've always been fascinated by the U2, especially the early variants.

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Here's a bit of history. Note the date, over two years  before the aircraft was publicly known.

 

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You see very few U-2's built, for some reason, but yours is the best I have seen, as others have commented. Beautiful finish, too! BTW, did you use the kit canopy? I seem to recall reading some discussion back in the day that the canopy was not quite right and to use one from an F-104 kit.

Mike

 

https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/u2.htm

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@Tony Oliver yes they were painted Sea Blue. There have been photos on the internet showing them to be Sea Blue with chromate green internals.

 

Regards

Robert

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On 8/28/2019 at 10:03 PM, Tony Oliver said:

Very nice! 

 

Regards the colour - Were they very dark blue or did you use it as a ‘scale’ black? 

 

Only CIA aircraft were painted dark blue. USAF aircraft were black, but much later, they stayed bare metal far longer than the CIA aircraft..

 

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That looks really great! I love seeing older kits like this being built up to the sharp look of more modern models. I had this one during childhood. I hope Airfix puts it on the re-release schedule. 

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