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Just finished this one, Italeri's 1/72 SR-71. Built OOB with PJ Production French High Altitude Flight Crew which are excellent, even used the kit decals for the most part worked well. The kit had raised panel lines which I have rescribed, a first for me but went quite well. As its built in flight it only has 38 parts, very low for such a large aircraft. Finished in Tamiya paints.

47760497282_ad3d035517_h.jpgIMGA0825 by neil Connor, on Flickr

40846175693_dd74a0f067_h.jpgIMGA0823 by neil Connor, on Flickr

47760496952_2c1a08dbb5_h.jpgIMGA0822 by neil Connor, on Flickr

40846175963_40ad2ae790_h.jpgIMGA0821 by neil Connor, on Flickr

47760497132_b362d79be4_h.jpgIMGA0820 by neil Connor, on Flickr

40846175003_4a4fd6588e_h.jpgIMGA0819 by neil Connor, on Flickr

47023175044_ab290151d8_h.jpgIMGA0818 by neil Connor, on Flickr

40846175403_1677ca217a_h.jpgIMGA0817 by neil Connor, on Flickr

As usual any comment are welcome.

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Excellent Blackbird, Neil! 👍 An in-flight diorama is a great idea - looks fantastic!

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Very nice Neil!!!!!

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A very smart Habu Neil, is your next project the KC-135Q the it's just broken away from ? 

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7 hours ago, Richard E said:

A very smart Habu Neil, is your next project the KC-135Q the it's just broken away from ? 

This one is too big for my display case let alone the Kc135 (start thinking does anyone make a 1/44 SR71?)

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now that's very nice indeed - and a good choice of display base as well - always good to see a built model in action rather than just on its toes sitting on the ground

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Excellent result, looks great in-flight!

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I love this Neil and agree it just looks right in flight. Do you think italeri rescribed is the best option in 1/72? and how long is it,  if you don't mind me asking? As you can probably tell I'm tempted to give one of these a go! 

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love the variation you got in the black finish,

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6 hours ago, SaminCam said:

I love this Neil and agree it just looks right in flight. Do you think italeri rescribed is the best option in 1/72? and how long is it,  if you don't mind me asking? As you can probably tell I'm tempted to give one of these a go! 

Unfortunately I haven't seen the the alternatives but apart from the small issues with the undercarriage doors the Italeri kit is pretty good and the rescribing was fairly simple. I handed the model over to my modeling club last night so they take it to the Lancing model show today so I cant measure for you.

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Off to Lancing in an hour or so and therefore looking forward to seeing this model in the flesh.

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9 hours ago, SaminCam said:

I love this Neil and agree it just looks right in flight. Do you think italeri rescribed is the best option in 1/72? and how long is it,  if you don't mind me asking? As you can probably tell I'm tempted to give one of these a go! 

 

The SR-71A is 32.74 metres long and has a wingspan of 16.94 metres which convert to 45.4 cm and 23.5 cm in 1/72nd scale. 

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Great finish Neil - that colour and variation looks just right to my eye :) 

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Absolutely fantastic build, really love the display and the finish for the paint you've achieved.

 

Still want an SR-71 for the stash :)

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