Box Scale XB-70
I’ve done a few “nostalgia builds” this year and interestingly (to me anyway) most of them were kits that I wish I had made as a kid but I didn’t. This Lindberg box scale XB-70 sort of falls in that category. I wanted a companion for my box scale B-52/X-15 and ran across this while perusing the web and decided to chance it. This was a big step for me because I hated Lindberg kits as a kid and hadn’t built one in probably 50 years. I tried a few back then and they always turned out a disaster. It was so bad for me that I became superstitious and wouldn’t even touch a Lindberg box for fear of my next model being ruined!
I don’t know why I had such bad luck with them because this one turned out okay for the simple box scale kit it is. I blanked off the intakes and exhausts so the model would not be see-through. And, since there’s no cockpit detail I panted the canopy. All in all it looks pretty cool sitting next to my BUFF. Now I should get back to that ancient B-36 to complete the threesome.
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