North American X-15

Started by Nick, April 06, 2021, 04:49:16 AM

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My latest finish is a RW build for my clubs Paint It Black competition, the X-15.
Technically it's a Whiff if you compare the markings provided with the actual aircraft hanging in the NASM in DC.  ;)

It's actually very easy to build if you ignore the various movable parts and don't stress about the canopy glass not fitting. A bit of sanding and filling is needed for what is a 60 year old kit.

Paint: Halfords Grey Primer covered with Halfords Gloss Auto Black spray. Airfix acrylic Matt Black for the exhaust surround and Tamiya Gun Metal inside the exhaust. Tamiya Aluminium for the skids.

North American X-15
Revell 1/64 kit


You've done well with that old girl Nick  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Old Wombat

Nice! :thumbsup:

Piloting in that would've been like being a passenger in a manned missile! :o
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est


Quote from: Old Wombat on April 06, 2021, 07:22:30 AM

Piloting in that would've been like being a passenger in a manned missile! :o

That's pretty much how Scott Crossfield described it too!  :o
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)



That's looking very good.  :thumbsup:


The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!


Mostly harmless ...............

Glenn Gilbertson


Very cool, you may have a winner there !

Wurgerman 😉