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billn53

Gentlemen, Start your engines! Academy SR-71A Blackbird 1/72

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May I present to you my fourth build this year following a long absence from this hobby:

 

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plus a wee bit of aftermarket:

 

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And many shades of black!

 

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WIP is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235027443-i-couldnt-resist-sr-71a-blackbird/

 

 

Lots of pics follow, so hold on to your hats!

 

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The item behind the tractor is a SR-71 starter cart. The real one had two Buick V8 engines that drove a vertical shaft which attached to the Blackbird's engine from beneath. Thus the thread title... ;-)

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Really nice Blackbird there, great job

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Considering that it is 1/72, and your great photos are very close up, that is an outstanding effort

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1 hour ago, Graeme H said:

Considering that it is 1/72, and your great photos are very close up, that is an outstanding effort

Thanks so very much. Photographing a black airplane is very tricky, I had to wait a few days for the weather to clear so I could get pics in direct sunlight. 

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Great looking model and brilliant details, made the Hasegawa 1/72 kit myself few years ago, fascinating aircraft, designed in the 60s, what would the make in todays world❓ and it would be great for a new 1/72 kit, Tamiya, please 😊

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That is a great finish and the extra details that you have added enhances the model.

 

Robert

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On 12/9/2017 at 11:11 PM, Graeme H said:

Considering that it is 1/72, and your great photos are very close up, that is an outstanding effort

+1

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On 12/9/2017 at 10:11 PM, Graeme H said:

Considering that it is 1/72, and your great photos are very close up, that is an outstanding effort

Totally agree with Graeme, the large close ups shows the quality of the build, super job :thumbsup:

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fantastic! i'LL SAVE YOUR wip AS REFERENCE FOR MY OWN BUILDING

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Really lovely. Great attention to detail and a beautiful finish. I want one!

 

Justin

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