Oh yeah, we are 3 months into 2020 and it’s already time to get hyped for the next year, 2021 where are you?
The SR-71 is one of my personal favourites, I was a little boy when somewhere in Italy on a vacation with my parents we were buying souvenirs and I found a little metal pencil sharpener in the shape of a very cool plane, at the time I already had some interest in model making through my grandfather, but I still didn’t know about the SR-71, the pencil sharpener is long gone somewhere between moves but the curiosity stayed for a few years until I finally found it in a collectable magazine about war planes.
Knowing all the specs and records the plane held it just added to my little boy admiration and it was much later when I finally build my first SR-71 model, it was a Revell 1:72, they did a good job with that model, I did not, it was showing my lack of skill at the time and it still lies somewhere in a box as a memento of my evolution.
Now, Revell just woke up my little inner boy by announcing this SR-71 at 1:48 (hype!) and yes… I have to buy the pencil sharpener from eBay and start counting days for the 2021 release.
May 2021 come fast!