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North American B-70C Valkyrie
« on: September 05, 2009, 04:07:31 am »
Hi chaps, latest offering for your perusal is my rendition of the mighty XB-70 Valkyrie, done as a production B-70C of the 7th Heavy Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command based at Carswell AFB, Texas circa 1972. Finished in NMF and semi gloss white and with appropriate SAC markings for the period.
The model is the newly re issued Italeri (ex AMT) kit which is not as straight forward a build as you would first think on opening the box!!I had the advantage of building one of these when AMT first biought them out so was prpared for all the many problems that lay ahead.The kit will eat all your available filler and wet and dry with ease so be prepared for a long slog...'gaps-R-us rules here!
The model also ate a substantial amount of my supply of primer and Alclad too.The decals were sourced from the spares box, Microscale B-52 and B-36 sets, Superscale USAF and stars and bars and red stripes, stencil sets and a doner B-58 sheet for the walkways!...nowt much from the original sheet !!
Anyway hope you like it..........All in all a fun bit of whiffery....
I apologise if you have already seen these on another site but the thing is difficult to photograph due to it's huge size (almost 3 feet long!!)....


Cheers all,

Melchett

































































































A shot of the Bounder and Valkyrie together....and I thought the Bounder was a monster!!!!









« Last Edit: September 06, 2009, 01:26:26 am by General Melchet »
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 04:20:14 am »
That is just fantastically beautiful.... :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 04:45:06 am »
 :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 04:59:51 am »
Mon Generale,

that is quite simply, STUNNING!

A truely wonderfull bit of modelling, and the fact that it is a WhIf, is the iceing on the cake.

Thank you.

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 05:08:27 am »
:o :o :o :o :o

That is stunning, gorgeous, jaw-dropping......simply awesome. :bow:

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009, 05:40:32 am »



simply stunning  :thumbsup:
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 06:18:54 am »
Beautiful.  That is one outstanding finish on that big beast.
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 06:38:50 am »
that is just beautiful  :wub:  :thumbsup:

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 07:05:30 am »
Another example of your wonderful work Andy   :thumbsup:  :bow:  :thumbsup:
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 07:13:01 am »
What a fantastic build!!  IMHO, the B-70 was the most advanced aircraft ever build, considering the state of the art at the time.  In fact, in Dec 57, when the winning NA design was selected, our total experience to date with Mach 3 flight had been the one flight of the X-2 in 1956, and that crashed.  Here we were less than a year later with the design of an aircraft that not only flew at Mach 3, but cruised at Mach 3!!

I presume the serial number, "12095" would be a FY 71 serial, ie, 71-2095.  Both XB-70 prototypes were FY 62 models, so a C model from 9 years later would make sense.


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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 07:18:11 am »
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 09:07:16 am »
Sleek, shiny, and sexy as hell - you sir, have done a great piece of work.  I haven't a clue where I'd put one, if I could get the money for one.
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 11:11:50 am »
That looks superb Andy, and i see you've been playing with your Alcads again  :thumbsup:.

You do realise your going to need yout company car to transport all these large models to SMW !!!

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2009, 11:43:14 am »
That is awesome in so many different ways :o :wub: :blink: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2009, 12:58:27 pm »
FFFFabulous!

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