X-15 Design and Build

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  1. Padre

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    Again, Great build, can't wait for finished product and chance to build myself.
  2. Billy Leliveld

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  3. NYC Irish

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    Thanks gents...

    On one of teh history pages listed before there is a mention that the X-15 Broke Off the B-52 Pylon, THe painted details on the B-52 (Score-card????) says "The F***king Hooks Broke"

    Anyone got any details about that one?

    I have started the Starboard Chine at the moment.. looks gorgeous

    John John
  4. No offense but your bench is as messy as mine. I was wondering if I was the only one who just pushes everything out of the way until there isn't any more room on the cutting matt. By the way though, not to miss the point. I am impressed with the build so far. I bought this one a week ago and now am actually thinking of building her.
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    Very great build but just a question...joint of fuselage is Butt type former or Connection strip?
  6. NYC Irish

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    It was designed as a butt section but I am stripping and putting a trimmed down bulkhead in at those points, It has worked very well for me so far anyway...


    Yeah my desk is a warzone...too many projects, so little time...I have definetly admired others with their amazingly tidy and set out desks...no chance of that here, If only I had a bit of attention span...thats why I am doing the X-15 in this order, If I do the wings and tails Ill consider it done and never finish it, So I am doing teh little things I would have left till last 1st...

    Its a great kit, Im just a Goldfish when it comes to getting something done...
    John Johm
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    Thank you very much, John...
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    Hi John,
    As you might know from a earlier reply and added picture I am also building this great plane model. You said that you are using "trimmed down bulkheads"....what do you mean by that?
    Cheers
    Louis R
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    I attach the bulkhead to the card board and then cut it out inside the origional line( approx .25mm...enough to cover the smaller inside diam caused by the strip) and then insert the former into the place.

    THe design is great, its just I prefer the tabs

    John John
  10. Louis R

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    Thank John, that all maked sense. I too used joining strips but used photocopy paper so it would not be too bulky. Hope to see more photos of your clean model.
    Cheers
    Louis
  11. NYC Irish

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    And on we go

    Hello all

    I had a few chances over the last few days to get the Port & Starboard Chines done, Very very impressed with their fit, beauticul smooth lines

    I decided to get her out in the sun as the comments on the Warzone that is my desk are well deserved...Im genuinely trying to keep it tidy...If I could narrow myself with 10 or less projects at a time it would be a lot better..



    Thanks for looking

    John John

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    Looks really great! Maybe I you discussed it and I just missed it, but what did you use for the nose? It looks wonderful.
  13. NYC Irish

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    The nose is as it came, three decreasing diameter discs, with some squadron putty to help the gradual curve and all that sanded to a ball shape, the cone again was as it came, with the rivets at the wide end impressed with a pen before assembly.

    Joining both those sections I painted it with testors silver, allowing the rivets to fill up. When I do this kit again I will do the Ball silver, but some kind of Lead/Bolt-gun for the cone, that would seem a more correct choice I think

    John John
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    WHEN YOU DO IT AGAIN! It's perfect in my eyes the first time John. It's so clean and neat.
    Keep the pictures coming!
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    And this concludes the weekends building, Everything went well, I hope the pics explain the arrangements for the Air Brakes.

    Definetly a fan of the X-15...Not the smooth beauty of SS1 but still a treat.

    Thanks Ken

    John John

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    Fantastic build NYC Irish! ... and very helpful and inspiring.
    I hope to restart my model, as soon as my real life leaves me time and mind.
    Your progress keeps alive my intention.

    Thanks

    Nando :thumb:
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    My stars and garters! That's amazing work....
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    She's a beauty!!

    Ken
  19. NYC Irish

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    Finished

    woo hoo..I finished this little beauty.

    I have an A3+ Printer and got this out @ 135%, even at that scaled up size the fit was an absolute dream.

    I love the over all model, its well researched and detailed and the extra's are great, It would make a great diorama at some point but it seems awkward on the ground, Its not in its element. Id love to see an inflight version with those two Orange and Yellow Boosters..Pretty Pease Ken?

    Well done, Customer for Life.

    John John

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  20. dhanners

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    Great-looking build, my man! You can almost hear the B-52 mothership thundering overheard....

    Seriously, you've done an excellent job. And you're right; an in-flight version would look great, too.
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