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Testors 1/48 SR-71 Blackbird

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Indiana
Posted by hkshooter on Friday, December 11, 2009 11:25 AM

oooooo!!!! I like!

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: Shakopee, MN
Posted by Reload on Friday, December 11, 2009 12:20 PM

Very nicely done!!

 

Brent

1 VP - PPCLI 89-92 A Coy RED DEVILS

 I mean, I had fast motor cars and fast motor bikes, and when I wasn't crashing airplanes, I was crashing motor bikes. It's all part of the game. — Sir Harry Broadhurst, RAF, 12 victories WWII

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Northern KY
Posted by mucker on Friday, December 11, 2009 1:51 PM

Beauty of a Blackbird, Rob! The SR-71 is Waaaay Cool!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: -
Posted by luke on Saturday, December 12, 2009 1:05 AM

I agree with the above - great build. Makes me want to pull out the ol' Testors kit. Glad to hear the Testors Company was very helpful with the replacement decal set - nice to know some manufacturers care.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
Posted by kkerimis on Saturday, December 26, 2009 1:37 PM

Hello my friends. I have made the same kit here in Greece before 11 years with 2 years work on it.All the panel lines and rivets  are rescribe and is full on it  .Do you want to present them here in FSM in another thread...;  any comments welcome....and some photos below....

 

  • Member since
    October, 2007
  • From: Rhode Island
Posted by jmabx on Saturday, December 26, 2009 4:49 PM

Rob - I somehow missed your finished SR-71 in this changeover. 

She is a beauty... well done, sir!  

The extra work you did with the panel lines really paid off. If I ever get to building mine, I hope she looks just as good as yours.

Jeremy    Propeller

    

  • Member since
    October, 2007
  • From: Rhode Island
Posted by jmabx on Saturday, December 26, 2009 4:51 PM

kkerimis - Wow... looks like you put alot of work into your Blackbird. Very nice!

Jeremy    Propeller

    

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, December 26, 2009 5:42 PM

jmabx

kkerimis - Wow... looks like you put alot of work into your Blackbird. Very nice!

 

I agree.  Outstanding job.  Makes mine look like a toy.  Thanks for posting pictures.

 

Cheers

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, December 27, 2009 12:59 AM

I like it very much Rob.  There's just something about a Blackbird- and you captured it well.  Thanks for the pics!

Frank 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: 40 klicks east of the Gateway
Posted by yardbird78 on Sunday, January 03, 2010 12:55 AM

I am glad to see that your perserverance with the decals paid off.  The end result is exceptional.

Darwin, O.F.  Alien

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The B-52 and me, we have grown old, gray and overweight together.

  • Member since
    March, 2005
Posted by gmurray42 on Sunday, May 02, 2010 11:16 AM

Awesome build!! I also like your jig.  What materials did you use and how did you build it? 

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, May 02, 2010 2:33 PM

gmurray42

Awesome build!! I also like your jig.  What materials did you use and how did you build it? 

I just used some 1 1/4" doweling spaced the distance of the engines.  I attached them to a 1X3 which pivoted in the center.  That allowed me to turn the model while I was painting and finishing.

Hope this helps

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Burlington,Iowa
Posted by hawkeye2an_L-Bird_fan on Sunday, May 02, 2010 3:06 PM

Re: decal bonder.

I have had very good luck with applying Micro's liquid decal film to old decals. Just brush on a light coat and let dry about an hour and you're good to go.

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