It would be fun to do it in the overall pink as it was before they painted on the white. I'll bet that would open some eyes around the display tables
Yes, it would. I’d like to see one built representing the post-speed record attempt too, it was still mostly white, but badly damaged in several areas, so much so it was retired. The lower fin where the scramjet dummy was mounted was burned through— so it would be the ultimate “space age” battle damage. The original SH kit is really nice, with a nice iconel “corrugation” effect along the sides near the spine. I’ve got that kit in my stash, and have an acquaintance who’s built it— it’s not the easiest kit to build I’ve been told, but it sure looks good on the shelf.