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Special Hobby's 1/32nd scale North American X15 A2

Apart from a few scratch built additions in the cockpit, and a pilot figure from Shapeways (3D printed), it is an out of the box build.

Various shades of black, dark greys, and metallic tones from various manufactures.

 

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Shapeways X-15 pilot.

3D printed.

The version I ordered was the "basic quality" one & higher quality versions are available, for an increased cost.

This one was rough, but workable.

Head/face replaced with a Hornet Heads resin item.

He needed some adjustments to get a better fit in the chair & cockpit. 

 

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Thanks for looking,

Angelo :)

 

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I always liked the X-15. Would watch it taxi out under the wing of the B-52 and takeoff with all the smoke. Would go out to the dry lake and watch it land with my dad when he was stationed at Edwards 1958-1964. Was an awesome time in aviation.

Great job! 

Cheers...Ron

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How did you do the heat burns on the XLR-99 engine? That looks awesome! I have 3 of those X-15 kits! 

Have 2 of the 48th ones...Want to do a landing scene on the dry lake. X-15 about to touch down with the F-104

chase plane gear down just about to the "go around" with the smoke bomb on the ground giving the wind direction.

So cool for a young guy to witness back then!

Cheers...Ron

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2 hours ago, aircommando130 said:

How did you do the heat burns on the XLR-99 engine?

I just studied photos of the real exhaust and brush painted them.

I tried to airbrush them but due to the shape of the exhaust I couldn't get it to look right.

 

Thanks guys for all the compliments & comments, greatly appreciated! :)

 

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I’ve found black planes are hard to get a realistic finish on, but you’ve nailed it! Awesome looking plane and it’s something different! 

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