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1/48 Testors SR-71 Blackbird
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 10:47 AM UTC
Awesome work Justin, great repair work and excellent detailing. This is turning into a really good tutorial thread.

Magnificent thumbprint in the last pic as well mate !

Cheers, D
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 12:34 PM UTC
thanks guys.

D thats from a burrito break my bad the whole thing will be cleaned when im done anyways

The rescribe really isnt the hard part its a lot easier than i thought it would be.That being said I now have a monogram P-61 in the stash and a F-106 and F-102 on the way all kits I shied away from because the were raised panel lines watch for build logs on all.

More to come thanks for watching
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 02:07 PM UTC
Great progress and determination Justin.....keep going mate and you WILL get there.

Given your exposure of the 'warts and all' faults of this now old kit, I think I shall take the coward's way out and just wait for Paul Fisher's resin bits to improve the engines and do it as an 'in flight' model. Short of a former SR-71 crew chief turning up at my house pulling it to bits, I'm sure my end result will LOOK like a SR-71.

Can't wait to see where you go with this project! Thanks for the pics and updates.
Gary
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 03:30 PM UTC
thanks for watching I did this partly as an exercise of my modeling skills becoming to dependent on the hasemiya kits and some little things I wanted to work on.Its definitely a test but im enjoying it.I like to model I dont just want to throw a kit together paint it and say done I like a challenge every now and then.Im not going to start counting rivets but I want it to be to my standard.mostly what I look at when im building is, I will sit my pc.on the desk and stare at it from every angle and try to pick apart my work and correct it.making myself better.guess you could say im a nut thanks for watching
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 12:38 PM UTC
work continues here is progress going on.....
I turned my attention to the engines and right now started on the air flaps.Since the engines them self's will have to be completely scratch built im thinking of casting them when im done hint I will probably cast the air flap section as well so I've only done one side for now.my wife goes in for surgery on monday so this is the las update for probably a week or so....







thanks for watching
ViperAtl
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 04:38 AM UTC
Good looking build Justin. One of these days I'll get started on mine.

Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 11:53 AM UTC
thanks viper keep watching its going to get interesting
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 03:27 PM UTC
Great progress Justin, this is coming together very nicely indeed sir !

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 12:06 AM UTC
Well now that my wife is free and clear of the hospital I should be able to find some time by the weekend and post more progress soon
ViperAtl
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 07:35 AM UTC

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Well now that my wife is free and clear of the hospital I should be able to find some time by the weekend and post more progress soon



Take care of the wife first and then go build.
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 09:43 AM UTC
Truly impressive!
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 01:21 PM UTC
thank you sir and thanks for watching
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 03:06 AM UTC
So I've searched literately hundreds of pictures and cannot find a good picture of the rear wheel bays (more specifically the parts with the heat shields)if any one has a pic of these I would greatly appreciate it
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 05:57 AM UTC
Update I have found the pic's and these will start a whole new adventure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 01:11 PM UTC
I love what you are doing with this spectacular looking but, in truth, dog of a kit.

Keep the pics coming mate!

Best regards
Gary
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:20 AM UTC
Just an update wife is back to her old self again so I've had a chance to do some work on the sr-71 I will post pics over the next couple days
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 03:22 PM UTC

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Just an update wife is back to her old self again...



Barking out orders for Justin to:
Take out the trash
Mow the yard
Sweep and mop the floors
Cook dinner
Wash the minivan...

Yeah, I live with a woman too hence the slow building.
mother
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 03:33 PM UTC
Great mods Justin, like all the rivet and panel work.

Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 12:47 AM UTC
Thanks joe
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 02:49 AM UTC
Justin......the suspense is killing us mate!

Looking forward to your next update when you get the chance.

Regards
Gary
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 01:33 PM UTC
ok so I guess I can post some progress.
I mated the bottom parts of the fuselage together and re scribed.

only to discover the horribly inaccurate wheel bays just glad I can cut out the heat shields and re use them

so.............I CUT EVERYTHING OUT AND STARTED FROM SCRATCH!!!!!!!!

Ive made the wheel bays them selves and will be putting in all the plumbing,heat shields,and structure next...


now your up to speed thanks for looking
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 06:07 PM UTC
This gets more interesting with every update. Can't wait for the next one.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 01:10 PM UTC
Thanks wasn't my intention but I think to myself each time something comes up should I leave it?then the other part kicks in while your doing it you might as well fix it.i had to make a serious styrene order including some corrugated sheets and some rod for the landing gear and I'm not even close to figuring out the front bay yet I'm in this one for the long hall it will be worth it when I'm done
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 11:34 AM UTC
The Blackbird is coming along nicely Justin, great work on it so far!
Can't wait to see more


Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 04:13 AM UTC
Thank you sir