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Hi all, My next project will be a Voodoo carrying this test gear. Is there anyone out there who knows what it is and has more information about it. I've searched the net without success so I am now hoping the wonderful resource that is BM can help ;). It is slung on a F-101A, operating out of Tyndall AFB in the early 1960s. As well as the vehicle itself any thoughts of the pylon apparatus woyld be of immense help. Thank you. Martin
Hi all, This is my build of the Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis" aircraft used by "Chuck" Yeager to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947. It was my entry to the Prototypes, Experimentals, World Firsts & Record Breakers GB. I used the Hobby Craft 1/72 Bell X-1, which I bought second hand in eBay and built it completely OOB. I didn't apply any weathering as the aircraft, being an experimental machine, was constantly taken care of. It can also be seen as representing the aircraft as displayed in the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., which is clean (though hanging from the ceiling). The kit is old (1991), has fit problems in the cockpit and the assembly of the main landing gear legs is very fiddly. However, it is well detailed for the scale and the decals behaved acceptably after about 26 years in the box. The build thread can be found here and my entry to the GB's gallery is here. Here are the general view pictures: IMAG4759 IMAG4760 IMAG4761 IMAG4762 IMAG4763 IMAG4764 IMAG4765 IMAG4766 IMAG4767 IMAG4768 IMAG4769 IMAG4770 IMAG4771 Detailing of the control column, side console of the cockpit and instrument panel (from left to right) : IMAG4688 Cockpit before closing the fuselage (control column not installed): IMAG4692 IMAG4693 Details of the main landing gear and nose gear: IMAG4747 IMAG4748 IMAG4750 Exhausts: IMAG4751 Wing probes: IMAG4752 IMAG4753 Closed canopy IMAG4754 Thanks for looking. All comments are very welcome. Cheers Jaime
Hi folks and a happy 2018 to you all.This is the Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis" named after his wife as flown by Chuck Yeager on the 14th of October 1947 for its historic supersonic flight, the first manned aircraft to do so.I'm not sure if it's DNF for 2017 or an early starter for 2018 but it's complete and I'm happy with that. I bought this from Tony at Modelnerds at QMHE in late August. It's my third boxing of this kit after selling on the previous two release and this one I finally built. Being a profipack kit it contained extras in the way of a photo etch fret, resin wheel and canopy mask. The wheels are far better than the two piece plastic items and the masks is a big help considering the separate frames for the canopy. The plastic pitot tubes on the nose and wing tips were replaced with brass rod and tube which are again much better defined than the kit specimens.One thing I did learn is to be sure to paint the glueing edge of a canopy particularly when it's visible. Next time I'll use the canopy glue rather than the Tamiya Extra thin in a situation like this.The only gripe I have is the decal placement guide. For this historic aircraft no date is given for the particular flight, only referring to it as the later part of 1947. This in turns means that the markings a re slightly different than those suggested. As you can see in the following photo the 'Bell Aircraft' logo is on the port nose which is not present on the decal placement guide. This was one of two changes made to the markings, the second was to remove the 'A.M.C. Flight Test Division Wright Field Decal' as it was not present.Assembly was straight forward with the supplied etch pieces used to enhance the spartan cockpit in the way of seat straps and instrument panel. Once the cockpit was done the build was rapid as the wings and tailplane are single piece. Once joined with the fuselage some Mr Surfacer fixed up the average gap and then some Gunze H14 Orange was applied. Once done it sat for two months! Fast forward to last night and I sat down and decalled it in one session. Today I've finished off the fiddly parts and voila!I held off on panel line washes except for the flight control surfaces as any colour applied to the panel line would break its clean lines.Here 'tis. Hope you like it.MD
Hello, I've been looking at the available decal sheets for Concorde and the F-DCAL sheet for the UK prototype caught my eye. Apart from the smaller visor windows on the first two prototypes, are there any other notable difference between these aircraft the production ones? Many thanks! Andrew