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North American XB-70 Valkyrie - Anigrand 1:144


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I would like to show you my recently finished model. The XB-70 was capable of flying Mach 3. Only two were built, one was destroyed after a collision with a Chase F-104. The other one is on exhibit in the USAF Museum in Dayton.

 

The kit is qualitywise on the lower part of the scale. It is a  has a lot of air bubbles, some of them on the edges, so it is hard to correct them. But it is the only game in town.

 

Typical for the XB-70 on the ground is the position of the ailerons. The are not aligned but all in a different position hanging down. Also the colour of the tyres is unique, as they have to withstand the high temperatures at high speeds.

 

The landing gear doors were too thick and I replaced them with thin plastic sheet. No big deal.

 

hope you enjoy this white beauty!

 

 

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Very nice. I got about halfway through mine and then moved house. I really should pick it up again - I’d finally finished all the bubble filling etc you mentioned. I hope it turns out as well as yours - very inspiring, thank you. 

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What a stunner - I remember first reading about this plane in the 90s and thinking 'why on earth didn't they continue it?!'

Great stuff.

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