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Hi all and my first build for 2019, Grumman's X-29 for the Grumman Group Build here. The X-29 project tested forward swept wing technology and two aircraft were built, flying from 1984 to 1991.  The short build thread is here but to recap:


Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 X-29 kit number 00243

Build: Out of Box

Paints: Halfords white from a can, Revell acrylics by brush for anything else! Klear. Flory Models wash (gear) and 4H pencil for some panel lines (thanks son).

Decals: from kit

Extras: Seat belts from Tamiya tape


The wing decals are off :facepalm:- I didn't put them on right and they should meet the leading edge of the wing. Oh well, at least both the wings are wrong! But I enjoyed making something different and happy how it turned out.


47050302961_7cd4e2c503_b.jpgHasegawa Grumman X-29_finish_9 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


46326366374_a67882c27b_b.jpgHasegawa Grumman X-29_finish_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


46998206262_4b77a314b3_b.jpgHasegawa Grumman X-29_finish_5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


46326365594_d8d78069d4_b.jpgHasegawa Grumman X-29_finish_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


Since it's an X-plane, alongside Boeing's X-32 😉


46326367454_1bb1c7af53_b.jpgHasegawa Grumman X-29_finish_10r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


46998204972_a8ea8d2a3d_b.jpgHasegawa Grumman X-29_finish_14 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


And that's it! Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling.



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Lovely stuff, right up my alley this one, I love prototypes and experimental aircraft and you have a lovely example of the 29 to put on the shelf. Wouldn't worry at all about the wing decs as the overall finish more than makes up for it, besides if you hadn't of said anything then I don't think I really would have noticed!



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