1/48 Strombecker X-1B Restoration
April 11, 2015 in Aviation
It’s not quite finished, but thought I would post anyway.
I got this model off ebay. It was an estate sale purchase.
I paid way too much for it, but I like the old dogs and it is an original Strombecker kit.
Here is the condition it arrived:
I can only imagine the pride the original owner felt building this kit all those years ago.
After a few years of off and on work to it, this is how it appears today:
I kind of went overboard with it. I replaced the kit wings with the wings out of the Eduard X-1 kit, The landing gear wheels and nose gear strut were replaced with the Eduard parts.
As far as finish, I admit, I suck at NMF, so I decided to go for “the dull, well-used X-Plane look” of the model. I still have to paint the canopy and find some instrumentation probes.
All the decals are either from the spares box or I digitally created and printed them on decal paper.