XB-70 Valkyrie

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Billy Leliveld, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. GT5500

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    Oh it seems all the great kits are out of print its such a shame really, does look massive though.
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    Hopefully the publishers are watching this forum. Maybe they'll bring some of them back!!
  3. sdk2knbk

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    Meta Model XB-70

    One of my first (and favorite!) card model builds. Meta Models' XB-70, it's sheets reduced to A-size on a photocopier. Built from 24 lb. copy paper skin with manilla folder internal structure. These were originally produced about 45 minutes from where I live in Western NY State. I wonder if the Papermodels copies are originals, or if someone still prints them....

    Scott K.

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  4. Mjohnson146

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    Meta Model B-70

    I've got two copies of the Meta B-70. One I purchased at the Air Force Museam back in the early 1980s, the other I purchased from Lou Dausse a year or so ago. They are the exact same product. Attached is a scan of the back cover from the kit. Well worth the 5.95! The 3 other Meta models http://www.papermodels.net/p39.html are great values as well. Like buying a bit of paper model history.

    Mark

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  5. sdk2knbk

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    Mark,

    Did your copies of the Meta kit have the red gummed-paper markings that the instructions refer to? They were missing from mine (bought from a bookstore 25 years ago, maybe they just fell out).

    Scott K.
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    B-70 Markings

    Yes, here is a scan of the markings sheet.

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  7. sdk2knbk

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    Thanks, Mark, nice to finally see the markings sheet after all these years.

    Scott
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    That T-160 is one stupidly big model, however would i be right in saying that out of the packet the Hobby Model's are a bit simple. I understand the T160 in the forum that is being built has had a lot of modification. I would like to build the B-1B Lancer by hobby model but I think it will be too big and the design needs a lot of additions to do such a large model justice.
  10. Billy Leliveld

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    Nearly done, But this is it.. I still have to do the landing gear..

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  11. Rick Thomson

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    I like your pedestal...;-)
  12. Ashrunner

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    Good looking Valkyrie, Billy.

    Did you have any problems putting her together?

    Ashrunner
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    1. Best guess is the B-36 is from Fiddler's Green. (FG-prefix on item#, art looks like Chip & Co.'s sheet-decor)

    2. They REALLY need a factchecker. Boeing=B-17, B-29, B-47, B-50 (was B-29D), B-52. B-36=Convair->General Dynamics->Lockheed Martin Ft. Worth.

    I've got copies of the FG. When my hands quit shaking long enough, I may settle down and start to build one someday... Nice model, going by the parts.
  15. Billy Leliveld

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    Hello Ashruner,
    It's a good fitting, well designed kit, no problems to build whatsoever, It's a little bit the same kind of detailing as an averige FG-kit. I added a little detail to the cockpit by putting in windows,I build a photocopy of the original, the biggest problem was getting A3 size cardboard (and a A3 size printer)

    Hello Aferguson,
    Must be this one,
    http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/aircraft/Convair-B36/B-36.php

    Cheers Billy
  16. Billy Leliveld

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    Finished...

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  17. sdk2knbk

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    That looks VERY good!

    Scott K.
  18. Rick Thomson

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    It is pretty isn't it? The Valkerie was always a favourite of mine.
  19. Ashrunner

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    Very nice build, Billy. Is it the same size as the original kit? If not, what is the length now?

    Ashrunner
  20. Billy Leliveld

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    Xb 70

    Thanks guys, for the compliments,I just like them Xplanes and I think this is one of the most amazing planes ever made, and thanks to you it's in my showcase, or because it's too big it's on top of it, I've build it in the original 1:96 scale , it's about a 1 and a half foot long...
    Cheers Billy