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1/48 Testors SR-71 Blackbird
nimrod77
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 07:39 PM UTC
Have a look here, might be able to help a little...
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=237255&view=findpost&p=2266883

HTH
eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 08:45 PM UTC
Hi, Justin! I haven't noticed your build earlier... m bad, since this is just one of the amazing builds and a true witness of craftmaship and modelling verve!! I will subscribe to your build and watch with great intrest! I hope your wife gets better, too!!! All the best, and keep up the good work here!

Entoni
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:16 AM UTC
Ty sir for watching

Nat thanks a bunch that picture of the bottom is perfect I will check my refs but I think my build dosnt have the camera in the nose Thanks for sharing
nimrod77
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:51 AM UTC
Have a look throught the rest of the thread. Lots of good info there about all the different noses carried on the blackbird.
Cheers and keep the pics coming !
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 04:04 PM UTC
Just wanted to let you know the build is on ice At the moment I have a few campaigns coming up and 1 with my f-16i right now.when these are done I will continue.dont forget to sign up for pin-ups 2 sorry shameless plug Also wanted to mention the recent review of life colors rubber paint set.these colors are a perfect match for the various blacks on this bird.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - 12:03 PM UTC
One more build out of the way and it's back to the bird.which is good because it's sitting my shelf saying build me just touch a wing come on
Dragon164
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 07:06 PM UTC
Justin,
Just found your thread, Great work!
I too have had this kit sitting for some time, I think I started rescribing years ago but didn't get too far will have to get back at it. I also have a C-130 and U-2 both in 148 scale that will receive the same treatment.

Cheers Rob.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:10 PM UTC
Thanks for showing interest I havnt been able to do much modeling at all lately life is entirely to busy but hopefully I will get back to it soon
bdanie6
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:00 AM UTC
That's okay Justin, we understand how that is. Standing by patiently.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 02:45 AM UTC
ok so I manged to get some work done finally. finished the main landing gear have a little body work to do on the center spar.but its mainly complete and I will start working on the forward landing gear next.as you can see in the last pic all of that will be cut away.





sorry to keep everybody waiting life has been hectic.if anyone else is building one feel free to post and share
redcap
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 07:09 AM UTC
Brilliant workmanship Justin - I wondered what happened to this build of yours. Glad to see you are back on track with this work of art!

Best regards.
Gary
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 07:38 AM UTC
Thank you sir took a minute to find the thread lol
eseperic
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 08:15 AM UTC
Justin,

nice to see you back... Just keep on going! It's a stunner already!

All the best,
Entoni
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 08:54 AM UTC
Thank you sir!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 01:04 PM UTC
Justin, I just ran across your blog WOW! I like the attention that you paid to the wheel wells a job well thought out and exicuted. Keep up the good work and the photos, they help. Thanks for the posts.

Bob
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 01:33 PM UTC
Thank you sir keep watching
ShawnM
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 06:31 AM UTC
Glad you're back at it, excellent work.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 12:27 PM UTC
thank you at this rate im thinking I will be applying the last bit of paint before they stuff me in a tubberware container
spiralcity
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 10:44 AM UTC
Excellent work!
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:00 PM UTC
Thank you sir
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 05:17 AM UTC
started creating the front landing gear compartment.first I boxed it in...
then I cut some sections from an f-16 fuel tank to begin creating the two nitro tanks which I then stacked plastic card on until I reached the desired length...
I then attached them to my drill and used it like a lathe with a hobby blade to get the desired shape...
Here is the differance after smoothing and filling..
And here is the end result I will be detailing this and post soon...
nimrod77
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 08:50 PM UTC
Well done on the gear Wells Justin and welcome back! Glad you are progressing steadily on you big black beauty.
Keep it coming

P.S. What size corrugated styrene did you use for your Wheel wells?
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 10:47 PM UTC
Thanks for watching I will have to check and will let you know later
bdanie6
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 12:58 AM UTC
you sir, are a plastic genius
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 12:26 PM UTC
Lol thank you sir!