1/48 XB-70 Valkyrie
February 28, 2014 in Aviation
What we have here is Ken West’s 1/48 scale XB-70. It is a paper model and very impressive when done by a paper master. (Which I am not!) I saw one completed by Mr. West himself at the EAA museum and had to have one. I didn’t care that it was paper, but the 1/48 scale really got my attention as this is my usual scale!
It is available from Ecardmodels.com for the wallet busting sum of $12 and here’s what you get. Two PDF files, one for the instructions and one for the parts. This is very handy for anyone who has never built a paper model before (me) because you can just reprint any parts you mess up.
Like I said, I’ve seen one in the flesh and it is very impressive with a full cockpit and now with landing gear as well. (Very intricate!) Unfortunately my first attempt has fallen somewhat short of my goal as a nice display model. Once I attain that I plan on building a flying rocket/glider combo launched with a pair of Estes engines and recovered by gliding down RC. (I do believe this is sturdy enough to do this as the forward fuselage is strong and the main body is VERY strong!)
I’m just looking for a little guidance on paper modeling if anyone out there has any experience.
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