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1/48 Testors SR-71 Blackbird
richter111
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 01:13 PM UTC
Looking good, I have this kit and the YF-12 I am about 1/3 rd of the way into the YF-12 and have picked up quite a few ideas looking here
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 12:23 AM UTC
Thanks for watching I received my shipment of styrene yesterday and so far have added the ribbing to the inside of the gear bays just need to re work the landing gear and make it sturdy enough then start adding all the plumbing and what not.post pics soon
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 06:40 AM UTC
finally an update but you will be able to see what is taking so long.I had to bend and use a pc.of corrugated styrene to simulate the ribs on the inside.I also re worked there shape a bit to fit more into scale.I softened up the sheets with my wife's hair dryer


I came to need disc so I made my own hole punch with a pc.of brass tubing and sanded the end sharp and walah DISC!

now for the part that is taking to long lol.the wheel bay heat shields are under scale but im still thinking of replacing these I haven't decided yet.I completely redesigned the struts and so on.





that's all on this shot more soon

nimrod77
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:42 PM UTC
truly amazing work! I'm building one of these and am updating a bit as you are.
Your work is inspirational!
I was considering building new main wheel wells as you have, but wussed out. Might have to reconsider that now
Have you got a plan for the nose on the kit? I've built a custom one here.
Watching with interest!
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:37 AM UTC
Hi thanks for the kind words it's a big undertaking for sure.i think I'm nuts but once I started cutting I couldn't stop.your link seams to be missing sir but yes I plan to correct the nose as I have read as well that it is incorrect.thanks for showing interest
redcap
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 01:14 AM UTC
Justin,

This MODEL MAKING and not 'kit assembly' at it's very best. Fabulous work so far and I look forward to where you go next with this.

Cheers!
Gary
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:34 PM UTC
Thank you sir I'm almost done with one side Pics soon
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 02:05 PM UTC
Justin, it looks like $#@%. My advice is to throw the whole thing in the bin and start again !!

Seriosly mate, awesome work. As Gary said, this is true modeling, not just assembly. Keep the progress pics coming so that I can steal more of your ideas.

Cheers, D
nimrod77
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 07:16 PM UTC

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Hi thanks for the kind words it's a big undertaking for sure.i think I'm nuts but once I started cutting I couldn't stop.your link seams to be missing sir but yes I plan to correct the nose as I have read as well that it is incorrect.thanks for showing interest



Oppps, Here's the link http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=237255&st=0&p=2261221&fromsearch=1&#entry2261221
Cheers!
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:19 AM UTC
Thank you lots of pics I don't have and informative ways of tackling them.thanks for sharing

Auss thanks
zipper104
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Milano, Italy
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:05 AM UTC
Hi all, my very first post here.
My name is Riccardo and I leave in northern Italy not far from Milan.

I have the same project in (very slow) progress now and I am following you with great interest.

Are you considering to rise up also the cockpit too?
The wronger part of the model is the too flat nose area.

I made it this way:

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I have also already scratchbuild the nose weel bay:

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I am now stopped due to other projects I want to finish before going on with the 71.

Cheers all!

Riccardo
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:20 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing I imagine I will have to raise it when I scratch the front wheel bay Im not going to pay to much attention to the pit because my canopy will be closed to get that over all sinister look.good work so far on your wheel by so far
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 01:14 PM UTC
well I finished one lol.....completely rebuilt.I compressed the landing gear as 3 out of 5 planes that Ive looked at after sitting for awhile are.I took out and scratched the heat shields I left the actuator loose so i can straiten the landing gear once it is installed pics.....









more soon
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 01:20 PM UTC
No good, still looks like %&$#@ !
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 02:46 PM UTC
Thanks auss
redcap
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 03:00 PM UTC
Jewel-like workmanship....love it!
Cheers Justin.
Gary
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 05:04 PM UTC
Ty sir
ShawnM
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 09:41 AM UTC

well done, that gear looks awesome!
Im watching close as I got this kit for xmas and plan to go whole hog as well.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:52 AM UTC
Ty sir careful once you start you will be obsessed !
nimrod77
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 05:56 PM UTC

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latest Work:I began by adding some vents to the sides of Part#19 that were left out.and cut out the elevon's as these will be in the down position on my build..




Hey again Justin,
Where did you find your references for this scoop? I should add this to my build!
Cheers!
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 04:55 AM UTC
I found them in a few pics I will post a pic as soon as I get to my computer
Girolamo
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 08:35 AM UTC
NIce detailng job!
Well done.
Best
Girolamo
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 10:20 AM UTC
ty sir and heres the pics of the vents I promised circled in red....


nimrod77
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 08:24 PM UTC
Thanks very much mate! What references are you using for your re-scribing efforts?
Almost a mini group build.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 12:21 AM UTC
All the pics I have most of the line drawings I've found are all different so I'm drawing my own conclusions going over the many pictures.the only problem I'm having so far is the camera boxes as I havnt been able to find a decent pic of these yet.i read where a pilot said you can't really see them on the bottom of the plane so these are going to be a guessing game