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  1. Once upon a time there was a 'Less than a tenner' group build. (well, 2021 to be exact ). There was a dismal attempt at a cheap-as-chips Academy 1:300 XB-70 Valkyrie, that sort of got given up on due to hiding behind the sofa from coronavirus. But in a valiant attempt to finish it off, I've added the wheels, slathered it in paint and stuck some decals on. The best thing I can say about this kit is ..... it doesn't take up much shelf-space ! Certainly lived down to 'less than a tenner' expectations ( pictures a bit blurry, but you try catching it at mach 3 ! )
  2. Thanks Tali. Armory Models Group is working on a 1/144th North American XB-70 Valkyrie kit - ref. AR14701 Sources: http://www.greenmats.club/topic/4884-armory-1144-xb-70-valkyrie-анонс/ https://www.facebook.com/armorymodelsgroup/photos/a.1402378656653208.1073741829.1402311443326596/2550142541876808/?type=3&theater V.P.
  3. Hi folks, Very long time without a build, due to a new career launch in writing. One novel under my belt, second is well under way. Details in my profile "About Me" section if you're interested. Thought I was neglecting all those lovely kits I bought last year, so it's time to clear some shelf space, starting with one of the biggest. The AMT/Italeri 1/72 XB-70 Valkyrie has been well-covered on here by the likes of General Melchett and Wee Beastie, so I won't say much about that. But the Anigrand 1/72 XF-108 Rapier is a new one as far as I know, so that will make some interesting building for me and for you too, I hope! Having a problem with photos due to camera battery exhaustion, so I'll just use this as a placeholder for now. More soon!! Alan
  4. Hello! I ' ve searched on a net for some drawings from the famous Valkyrie. I found this draws: http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/xb70valkyre.html These are accurate ? I ask this, because the model, the walk around photos and this draw showed a lot of differences. I should some detail photo, or draw from the wings upper surface. Can anyone help me ?
  5. Source: https://www.facebook.com/hphmodels My guess: a re-edition from the HpH 1/48th Convair B-36 Peacemaker kit... V.P.
  6. I did it again. I bought one of these expensive ExtraTech pig-in-a-poke aftermarket stuff. This time for the AMT/Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie. "Pig in a poke" because it is next to impossible to get any information of what detail enhancements the ExtraTech sets provide. I had the same issue with their Concorde set (reviewed here:http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234949458-concorde-etch-set-172-extratech/) before but as I was rather pleased with this I waited for a good opportunity to get the XB-70 set as well. Here we go: Included are these two pieces of etch sheets: The instruction sheet is two pages of rather simple copy paper: As you can see the following areas are addressed: - intake - exhaust area (only inside detail - but no exhaust cones - the kit ones are poorly detailed and too small) - under carriage - U/C doors - wheels - various vents Edit: What I miss here are the various antennas of the XB-70 and what would have been very nice: A windscreen frame (under the visor similar to the Concorde - the windscreen is missing in the kit) and a visor frame, so the clear parts could be added with clear sheet. Armory also offers an etch set for the Valkyrie (reviewed here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234938609-xb-70-valkyrie-172-exhausts-by-armory/?hl=valkyrie) which includes new exhaust cones (which really make a different!), various vents (same as the ExtraTech set, so you will have some double if you buy both sets) and the lightend "end plate" above the exhausts (again this is the same part included in the Extratech set). If you want to dress up your Valkyrie I can recomment the Armory set noted above and only suggest the ExtraTech set as a second set which will add further less obvious (than the exhaust cones and vents) details. As the Extratech set is rather expensive (IMHO the price is 50% too high compared with other offerings from other manufacturers) for what additional details you get only die-hard Valkyrie maniacs will probably buy this. But for these I can recomment it :-) Rene
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