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Bell X1

moon puppy

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In my humble opinion the Bell X1 was one of those aircraft that was in the opening salvo of the Cold War. The sound barrier was officially broken on October 14 1947, though others claimed the ME 262 was capable in a shallow dive. What made the Bell X1 special was it could break the barrier in level flight.

So here we go.

going to be out of box and gear down.



:pilot
 

moon puppy

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Staff member
A KB 50 in 1:32?! No thanks! :mpup

Ready for the Orange, Going to paint it white first, then orange.
 

nerdling

Active member
Looks like a cool kit. Does it come with a broomstick for a handle lol. Been wanting to get this kit for awhile.
 

moon puppy

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Staff member
Looks like a cool kit. Does it come with a broomstick for a handle lol. Been wanting to get this kit for awhile.
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HA Actually it does.

The paint guide also talks about the condensation around the LOX tank that would have been present but...I don't think it would be there unless the aircraft was attached to the bomber. I wouldn't mind trying that effect on something but for the X-1 sitting on the tarmac, I don't think it would be fueled.

Thanks for the positive vibes dudes... :zen
 

moon puppy

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Staff member
Dang James, I missed your post. soo, maybe they did fuel it on the ground. for the record, you're not helping...

Here's my updated.


Added some IP wiring, nothing fancy just various dia of solder that was in the catch all drawer.






Got some warping going on with the rudder and one of the stabilizers. any suggestions how to straighten them out?
 

jknaus

Moderator
:evil: :D

Sorry MP.

Looks spiffy so far. If you havent glued the rudder then clamp in place and glue a bit at a time so as to forcxe it straigt. If already glued then steam it and align. Chuck showqs his method in one of his posts.
James
 

MrT

Master at Arms
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The cockpit is looking great. Styrene melts at 270 degrees so be careful heating, but I have used really hot water to make it a little more bendible so I could reform it.

Terry B)
 

moon puppy

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Staff member
Thanks Paul, just working the seams and geting read to paint.

I'll have some pictures this weekend. :mpup
 

moon puppy

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Well all primed up. Trust me, not going to be any close up pictures of this. Dang canopy got the best of me.


That's some bright orange folks!


Just an overall base coat


I'll darken it up some to do some panel shading.

Hope you like it!
 
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