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Blackbird singing in the dead of the night June 15-July 31st
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Progress so far. It has taken a lot of filler to get rid of the seam lines/gaps on the underside...
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Blackbird singing in the dead of the night June 15-July 31st
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Same as mine. Working on the nose piece today and just may "Dremel" my way around the seam. Least I am moving forward.

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thankfully mine has needed less filler but the nose cone was a really bad fit, totally different profile to the fuselage. Pics up tomorrow

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Apologies for not posting but haven't had a lot of time lately. after finishing my main job I'm working afternoons at Kingkit :grin:

Anyway progress so far

As previously said, the nose cone was a different cross-section to the fuselage. To help get a better fit I removed the locating tabs the butt joined it. Then filler and sanding to blend it together.
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Couple of sink marks needed attention on the spine and nacelles
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Extreme tail was missing too so had to be built up with filler
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Primer on, photo went very blue??
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Shot with Xtracrylix Night Black XA1012
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Decaling under way now, so far the Rocketeer decals are brilliant (famous last words :lol: )

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Looks smashing Kit.

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Looking good. Is it a very big mat or a small Blackbird!? :lol: . Will have to get my pics posted, nearly sorted.

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:lol: It's an A1 size mat

Thanks guys , decals are on and drying

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Off up to Northumberland for a week now. She's got legs now. Pics plus finishing off when I get back

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That is looking excellent KH.

Plenty of filler needed there Mark, in my personal experience one can never have enough filler for 90% of builds :ha: Keep at her, it'll be alright on the night I'm sure.

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That is looking excellent KH.

Plenty of filler needed there Mark, in my personal experience one can never have enough filler for 90% of builds :ha: Keep at her, it'll be alright on the night I'm sure.

I am known for applying it quite thick, same with peanut butter, my dad says I'm laying bricks!!. But this did need a fair bit. Perhaps if they hadn't tried to make the top part of the fuselage with part of the underside on it, and just had a seam along the side it would have been better. All but done now, pics today or tomorrow. :grin:

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Here's the only pic I can find of progress. Have fitted the canopy and undercarriage since this one, decals are going on now. Will find up to date pic later today.
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Nice one Mark. The Blackbird is a mean looking aircraft that's for sure!

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Ta-Dah!!. Don't really like that phrase but it works here!!. Blackbird is finished. Did one of these years back and it must have gotten broken before I had decent display space. Glad to have done it again and added (re-added?) it to the collection. Thanks for suggesting it, it looks good next to my 1/48th Lightning!!.
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Nice one Marky.

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