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Clarence Novak
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December 12, 2021 · in Aviation · · 4 · 1.2K

Hobby Time U.S. Army Bell XV-3 Convertiplane

Probably the oldest kit I've ever built. Had the kit for decades as
it was missing one complex cockpit glass section. Tried to vacuum one a few times….
all failed. Then a partial kit showed up on eBay for $20! Fabricated brass tube landing
skid. Fabricated and upgraded interior.

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4 responses

  1. I love vintage kits! Well done!

  2. A wonderful job, Clarence!
    The partial kit came to the rescue!

  3. Nice work, Clarence@jagmkx. I am just working back through your many recent posts and I find your model collection very interesting. Before seeing your post, I wasn't aware of the Convertiplane, even though it looks like an obvious ancestor of the Osprey. It is nice to see a vintage kit built up so well out of the box. Thanks for posting this one. Welcome to the site!

  4. Thanks for your comments and welcome! Very happy to find this site:))
    I will enjoy seeing your efforts as soon as I find the window, thanks for your
    gracious patience.

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