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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2009, 04:18:27 am »
Beautiful job! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2009, 06:08:34 am »
That looks FANTASTIC!

I have often contemplated on what an operation version of the B-70 would look like and I think you captured it perfectly!

Natural Metal over Nuclear White......perfect for LeMay's Strategic Air Command!

That makes me want to strip mine down and redo it!
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2009, 07:14:51 am »
Stunning !  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2009, 09:05:08 am »
Thanks for the kind words chaps, twas a model and scheme I've been meaning to do for years...funnily enough it was watching 'A gathering of eagles' recently that gave me the impetus to get on with it, great film,( last saw it when I was a nipper way back in the mists of time!!).

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2009, 12:17:52 pm »
Check this out on you tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAfUdoxVYao&feature=related

Ride of the Valkyries, great music along with good graphics.  Unfortunately this is as close as we will ever get to seeing these great birds fly.


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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2009, 03:52:18 pm »
This is a jaw dropper for me. I like everything about it. What a great piece of work!
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2009, 01:28:07 pm »
This is a jaw dropper for me. I like everything about it. What a great piece of work!

What he said! A truly amazing feat of modeling!
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2009, 02:14:16 pm »
It is one of the most beautiful jobs of that model I've seen. It looks operational, as the Val would have been had she been adopted.
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2009, 02:56:22 pm »
It is one of the most beautiful jobs of that model I've seen. It looks operational, as the Val would have been had she been adopted.

It is a very lovely model, however, the production B-70 would have had the 5 degrees dihedral of the second prototype and the most likely finish was an overall opaque-silver coating system designed to reduce IR emissions. The Valkyrie book by Jenkins and Landis has the details.
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2009, 03:27:27 pm »
Thanks fellas, glad you like it, I always thought that this scheme suited the B-70, since seeing a brochure picture of it all dressed up as a SAC bomber as a youngster....(and getting the old Lindberg kit as an XMAS pressie back in the sixties!!!..).

Jon,thanks, yep I've read most of the books on the Valkyrie and yes it would have more than likely had the dihedral of AV2, but then the operational machine  probably would have altered quite a bit by that stage anyway, as new powerplants were in the offing and at the end of the day these were only test vehicles designed as proof of concept. I did toy with the idea of altering the wings but decided that it was a lot of extra hassle that I didn't really want as I have a lot of projects on the go at the moment.
As for the scheme....I have seen a lot of hypothetical ones,including the one you mention but decided that at the end of the day, this one would be fun to do, and that's what it's all about..

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2009, 11:55:13 pm »
Curses !

I cannot see it, cos I'm at work and they block file-sharing sites like Photobucket...... Arghhhhh  :banghead: Have to wait till I get home tonight !

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2009, 12:20:24 am »
Super Sweet Job,SIR!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: why do i get the Vision of Crews running towards their Planes & B-70's lifting off??????? Great Work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:

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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2009, 03:26:50 am »
very nice!

but i feel it does need a MiG-25 foxbat to intercept it......  ;D
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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2009, 05:17:01 am »
Your wish is my command, how about this, a Mikoyan YE-155 R-7, the grand daddy of the MiG 25 Foxbat. Scratchbuilt wings, tailplanes and fins, Condor fuselage and ICM wheels and exhausts...No missiles I'm afraid as this was a test vehicle, it is decked out in the scheme seen at the 1967 Domododevo Air Festival....
Designed at the same time as the B-70, its remit.........................To try and catch and then shoot down the Valkyrie using its four R40 AA-6 Acrid missiles, (if you can, without burning everything out !!!)!!


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Re: North American B-70C Valkyrie
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2009, 05:22:19 am »
As it was a nice day I thought I'd take a few outside shots to give it a bit of atmosphere, to be honest it's the only place big enough to photo it all !!,

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