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1/48 Testors SR-71 Blackbird
nimrod77
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 04:59 PM UTC
Hey Justin,
your earlier images have seemed to have disappeared?!
Could you check to see if there is an issue? I was using your reference pics for my build
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 06:10 PM UTC
Nathan,
I just looked through the whole thread and all the pics show for me.

Cheers Rob.
nimrod77
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 07:49 PM UTC
Must just be me then :-) I'll keep trying.

One More question Justin, did you happen to have a pattern for your main gear well side walls?
I'm. Leaning towards giving them a go tooa. Keep it coming, your doing amazing work.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 10:43 PM UTC
No sir I don't use patterns mostly I just wing it but I will measure and try to put something together just give me time I'm trying to squeeze in time to get there every weekend lol
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 01:15 PM UTC
Checked pictures they are all still there sir
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 02:10 PM UTC
nimrod77 just checked and its 1 mm spacing as far as the wheel wells i can give you dimensions will this help?I look at pictures of the real thing pick out differant points and then just eyeball it until I get what I am looking for
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 06:56 PM UTC
I'm following this build with great interest and it's looking great so far......

I've just roughed out my own nose-gear bay in card and I'm just about to cut plastic, so I'd also be interested in your dimensions to compare.


Best regards

Keith
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - 04:32 AM UTC
ok so here is a ruff idea as these are inside dimensions using 1mm thick styrene.keep in mid guys you will have to figure the contours out until it looks right and theres alot of fitting before it all comes together
nimrod77
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 03:33 PM UTC
You rock Justin
Thanks very much mate!
Now if only you had cast your main wheel wells in resin...
Keep it coming mate!
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 04:04 PM UTC
Your welcome sir
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 07:42 PM UTC

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Under sir this whole time while I'm doing this in the back of my mind I'm thinking about paint,wheel bays etc.in my head it's my greatest model yet. Hope it comes out that way

Thanks for watching



Jason:
I'm sub'd & will definitely be watching this build. Good luck
& keep the faith, it's gonna be a long road. It's a shame
Meteor Productions is O.O.B. They made nice details for the 71
& the U-2 acft. I have collected 5 kits to build the whole YF-12, SR-71 line including the Drone. Good Luck, You have my
support in thoughts. Can't wait for completion.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 11:46 PM UTC
Thanks for the kind words sir and for watching only problem is I need another curio cabinet that it will fit in when done it's amazing how fast you can fill these up
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 08:33 AM UTC
I wonder if this one has ever reached to an end? It would be nice to see pictures of the finished masterpiece.
nimrod77
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 12:22 PM UTC

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I wonder if this one has ever reached to an end? It would be nice to see pictures of the finished masterpiece.



This build is still very much a work in progress. Stand by for some more scale engineering at it's finest.
nimrod77
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 12:33 PM UTC
Hey Justin,
This is the NWW that I built for my Blackbird. Thought it might give you some ideas.

Cheers mate
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 01:50 PM UTC
very good sir but the front bulkhead is differant according to the version I am building pics soon keep it up
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 01:53 PM UTC
almost forgot yes You will see an end my next project is staring at me from the stash black widow,f-102,f-106,its endless and for some reason the stash keeps getting bigger I really have to build a curio cabinet big enough to hold them all
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 02:35 PM UTC
Here's the reference that I used for the most part. There seems to be alot of variance between airframes so there appears to be no "standard" layout.
HTH
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 03:15 PM UTC
Thanks for posting yup just a different version that's all.i would be very interested in those wheels by the way
nimrod77
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 08:22 PM UTC
The Fisher wheels are amazing! You should definitely get some.
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2012 - 11:43 PM UTC
Where are they availible?
nimrod77
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 09:36 AM UTC
Here mate http://fishermodels.com/?mainURL=/store/category/h9lg/Aircraft.html
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 09:37 AM UTC
Justin,
You can get them here:
http://fishermodels.com/?mainURL=/store/category/589q/Accessories.html

I saw that post and those wheels as well.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 12:31 PM UTC
Thanks guys definitely getting a set of those they are art alone
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 03:00 PM UTC
update the front of the whell bay is done now to the back lots more going in there.