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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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REVIEW
North American XB-70A-1 Valkyrie
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 07:14 PM UTC
AMT/ERTL filled a void in large Cold War aircraft with 1/72 B-52s, KC-135s, and then USAF flying wing prototypes. They didn''t stop and kitted the amazing XB-70 Valkyrie. The XB-70 is an sight to behold in real life or as a model.

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Photos of 620001 are included near the bottom of this feature: USAF Museum, part 5

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 04:58 AM UTC
Nice review of an unusual subject. That is a big aircraft and likewise a big model, even in 1/72.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 06:52 AM UTC
the most beautiful aircraft in the world !!!!!
i've build the italeri version here :
http://anneso.ri.free.fr/montagesdetailles/Valkyrie/xb702.htm

Sorry in french...
spaarndammer
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 08:17 AM UTC

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the most beautiful aircraft in the world !!!!!
i've build the italeri version here :
http://anneso.ri.free.fr/montagesdetailles/Valkyrie/xb702.htm

Sorry in french...



Pfff, a 82cm long model, amazing. A very nice build. How did you painted this? Just spraying with airbrush?



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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 08:54 AM UTC
Bonjour Olivier,

A top-notch model! Thank you for linking to it.

What's the story of the A6M2 reisen lurking behind the camera tripod?

All my best,

Fred
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 07:55 PM UTC
you have an hawk eye Frederick ! lol
the A6M is a cox model electric foamie....

yes the Valkyrie was painted with an airbrush and tamiya acrylic (4 x XF2 !)

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 08:38 AM UTC
Need to get one for the stash, I used to work with a guy that was an engineer working on the landing gear years ago.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 10:43 AM UTC
Good review!

I have one of these, unfinished and leaning up against the wall in my hobby room. My plan was to build it as a "what if", but it has warped wings, which I didn't notice until I'd glued them together. And the fuselage to wing seam has been a bear to fill, even after using spacers to reduce the gap. It's probably better to get a new copy rather than an old one as I did.