Academy XB-70 VALKYRIE JET AIRPLANE
I finished building this model in March of 2012, then I took it to the next model meeting. One question came up and some guys wanted to know why I painted it “Pink?” I replied by saying: “I found a photo of the real jet on the web.” Next came another comment. “With such an unusual color Rodney, you should provide the photo, especially if you are going to enter it in the next local IPMS/USA contest.!”
The model was easy to build with the option to lower the nose for a landing configuration or the in-flight model. I choose the latter, even tho it was always going to be placed on a table and/or in a box.
The “Pink” paint came from Tamiya and nothing was added to the paint, however I overcoated the model with ordinary Future floor wax after the kit decals were on the model.
Recently I got on Google to see if I could fine a better photo of it wearing the pink paint but there was none. However someone posted a long story about the experimental bomber and how it crashed during one of its’ sojourns above Planet Earth.
All I did was access Goggle and then click on image up in the top right hand corner of my monitor then type in XB-70 Valkyrie and up came lots of photos and the story. If you are interested, just go to Google…
P.S. It’s dinner time here in California, so I’m off the computer until tomorrow at around 5-6am…
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