1/72 Early X-15 Question --

1/72 Early X-15 Question --

Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

November 13th, 2011, 9:49 pm #1

Is there a release of the early X-15 in 1/72 that has the trapozoidal windows and correct exhaust area ?

I have the nice decal sheet and would like to do an early in-flight scene with Scott Carpender at controls with the orange/red tail and red engine nacelles of Balls 3.

Anyone have one for sale or trade ? Thanks for any help, George
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Joined: May 11th, 2006, 3:15 am

November 14th, 2011, 4:25 am #2

Nor does any record of Scott Carpenter ever flying the X-15. I checked the flight log in the book, Hypersonic, The Story of the North American X-15 and I don't find any mission in which Carpenter was the pilot. He isn't even listed in the index. Did you mean Scott Crossfield??? If so he flew the X-15 with the duel XLR-11 engines as well as the early configuration with the XLR-99 engine.

Both Hypersonic, X-15 Photoscrapbook and Aerofax Datagraph 2, North American x-15/x-15a-2 are great references should you decide to scratch build the necessary areas for an early X-15 configuration.

Those that can't do, teach. Those that can't teach, evaluate.


Bryant
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Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

November 14th, 2011, 5:56 am #3

Yes, of course, i meant Scott Crossfield.

Your refereences are also in my collection -- all terrific references !! My apology for putting you on a goose chase via a "senior" moment.

I do have an old FSM article too on backdating the X-15 --- I was just hoping to get out of the work. Thank you for setting me straight, George
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Joined: September 27th, 2006, 6:00 pm

November 14th, 2011, 9:08 pm #4

Nor does any record of Scott Carpenter ever flying the X-15. I checked the flight log in the book, Hypersonic, The Story of the North American X-15 and I don't find any mission in which Carpenter was the pilot. He isn't even listed in the index. Did you mean Scott Crossfield??? If so he flew the X-15 with the duel XLR-11 engines as well as the early configuration with the XLR-99 engine.

Both Hypersonic, X-15 Photoscrapbook and Aerofax Datagraph 2, North American x-15/x-15a-2 are great references should you decide to scratch build the necessary areas for an early X-15 configuration.

Those that can't do, teach. Those that can't teach, evaluate.


Bryant
There was an old Revell X-15 series that had the early configuration and then the new engine. It may have been a box scale kit though. I remember the black plastic didn't need to be painted to look reasonable, at least to a 11 year-old!

Ken
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Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

November 14th, 2011, 11:24 pm #5

Ahh, Yes -- I remamber the kit very well. In fact, that is the very one that i had in mind when posting.

As you note -- scale unknown. Estes had a flying model rocket X-15 that was about 1/72. In any case, i used it back in 1970 with a Monogram B-52 to make the combo. Happy modeling, George
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:31 pm

November 15th, 2011, 12:55 pm #6

There was an old Revell X-15 series that had the early configuration and then the new engine. It may have been a box scale kit though. I remember the black plastic didn't need to be painted to look reasonable, at least to a 11 year-old!

Ken
I remember the old Challenge pub Scale Modeller had an article about combining the Monogram B-52 and the Revell kit. I think the author did point out it was a little too large.

By the way, Revell's X-3 Stilleto is 1/65- slight difference.

Chris
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Joined: September 27th, 2006, 6:00 pm

November 17th, 2011, 8:39 pm #7

There was also a box-scale NB-52 with an X-15. No landing gear on the NB-52 and it came with the round swivel stand. It must have been 1/144 or maybe 1/200. That was a fun kit too!

Ken
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Joined: March 30th, 2005, 1:21 pm

November 22nd, 2011, 2:00 pm #8

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