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  1. Ladies and Gentlemen, Damen und Herren, Welcome to the unveiling of that monstrosity that has been both a delight and a monumental pain in the backside to me these last 18 monthes. Gawd has it been that long? Time flies when you have beer. But no matter, I have for you today Hph's 1/48 XB-70A. I have dressed it out as it was unveiled in 1964 in Palmdale Ca. I canted to wingtip in the subsonic position detail and corrected the landing gear adding extra bits of piping. and printed better versions of the GE YJ-93 engines. here the link to the build. I couldn't help but place it next to North Americans Other famous creation a 1/48 P-51D one of the Yoxford boys Capt Chuck Yeager. I cut and repositioned the Ailerons on the forward Canards and Cut the tailfeathers at the back so they could be positioned individually. I used a mixture of ground up pastels and a mechanical pencil to highlight the panel lines HAd to break up all that white somehow. Also oped up the bypass vents on the bottom. Used very thin rod to simulate the hydraulic hoses. Replaced all the actuators with plastic rod and cut down brads. A mixture of stainless steel highlighted with magnesium for depth. The red Turbine warning markers from thin automotive pinstriping. And of course the 6 YJ-93 engines I 3d printed to get more detail than was offered in the kit. I painted them with a base coat of Model Master Burnt metal, then a light dusting of Alclad II Pale Burnt Metal followed by a highlight coating of Model Master Exhaust. A light buffing with a cloth then a mixture of brown and black pastels ground up and brushed on for aging. The interior of the nacelle was painted with a mixture of Model Master Radome Tan and Light Gull Grey. And there you have it. I hope you will enjoy the completed project and please be kind. Its the first time putting one of these up for all to pick at. As for me, once I find my beer.... where did you go.. There you are my beauty! Once I finish this then its back to that other big Magnesium Overcast soon to be profiled here. Thanks for viewing.
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