The kit arrived today. I have it cleaned up and ready to start.
favourite aircraft of all time
A slow start. The cockpit is painted and closed up in the nose and fuselage halves. I removed the front nose with the molded on pitot tube, that would be the first thing to break off, I’ll save that for last.
i have never seen one built before so this should be interesting, what was tge drone used for?
It wasn’t used on the SR-71 at all. The only plane that carried it in the Blackbird family was the M-21 a converted CIA A-12 of which there were only 2. One was destroyed trying to launch a drone, the drone and plane collided and both were destroyed. The Drone had a camera pack and was a “spy drone” but never worked very good and was discontinued. A few were later launched from B-52s but were not successful at all. All the model kits showing drones on SR-71 Blackbirds are fictional as the SR-71 could NOT carry them or launch them.
Looking good so far. I need to paint and add the seats, camera windows in the bottom fuselage then dip the canopies in future and add them.