After finishing my Batman style Hyper-Bat rocket I ordered an R2-D2 rocket from eBay to build for my son, but since that is taking too long to get here I went ahead and started my SR-71.
I got this kit a couple months ago and I've been looking at it from time to time as I worked on other kits wondering how difficult it would be. For some reason this build scares me, and I'm sure I'm going to crash and burn with it. It's a VERY good looking kit and I really want to do a good job, so I suppose if I mess up royally while building it I'll get another one and try and learn from my mistakes.
Taking the parts out of the bag I realized it was going to be different. Probably because this is an airplane instead of a rocket? There's a few tubes, some big sheets of paper, and the usual odds and ends, but still - something about this one makes me nervous.
I read through the instructions a couple of times and looked over all the parts. The paper sheets that go over the wings were already pulled out of their pre-cut sheets, probably knocked out by the parts during shipping and handling. The body tubes had VERY thin seams and I wondered if I could get by with just using primer and not filling with CWF? There's a couple of plastic pieces that the instructions show how to slice up to form the front and back of the wing tubes. And there's a couple of card stock guides for gluing on the fins to help them go on straight.
Having read the instructions, I'm less nervous about the build, but still not super confident.