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Glamorous Glennis in 1/72

by Jeff Thomsen on September 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Finally finished this one – the old Tamiya kit – and it was a pleasure to build. Fit was generally very good and the cockpit and landing gear really looked the part. I added some Brengun photo etch, some miscellaneous […]

BELL X-1 “Glamourous Glennis”

by Paulo Castro on August 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Bell X-1 – The mach buster On October 14, 1947, Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound in his Bell X-1, which he named Glamorous Glennis, in tribute to his wife. […]

Bell X 1, 46062, USAF Muroc Air Base California 1947.

by Allan J Withers on May 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

1/72 Hobbycraft, almost OOB, I replaced the pitots with brass wire, finished in Floquil F110030 and MM enamels with Tamiya X22 over kit and other decals, built 2007. This aircraft named “Glamorous Glennis” flown by Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager.

„Two Iconics“ – F-104 Starfighter and Bell X-1 „Machbuster“

by Christian Ristits on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Two of my latest builds and a tribute to General Chuck Yeager, who was the first man breaking the sound barrier with his Bell X-1. The two models are from the Eduard Limited Editions, it was a great pleasure to […]

Revell Bell X-1, 1/32

by neil foster on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

I bought this kit at a club day just as everyone was packing up ,why ?,because I didn’t want to go home empty handed and instantly regretted it ,so anyway it came home with me and sat on the shelf […]

1/48 Strombecker X-1B Restoration

by Steve E on April 11, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

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 […]

Revell 1/32nd Bell X-1

by Craig Abrahamson on August 25, 2014 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Another build from “yesteryear” rescued from the ceiling and the dust monster. This would have been an easy build and wouldn’t have taken many man-hours, I’m sure. The [seated] pilot figure was/is one of the best I’ve seen, as most […]