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X-15-2, in card

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X-15-2, in card
Posted by DHanners55 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:15 AM

The headline says it all; this is my build of X-15-2, 66670, in 1/48th scale. It is re-sized and heavily modified from Ken West's excellent 1/32nd-scale X-15A-2, which some of you may be familiar with.

Aside from shortening the fuselage and chines 28 scale inches, I made numerous other modifications and additions to the kit to turn it into the shorter X-15 and improve detail and accuracy.

I modeled 66670 as it appeared in the summer of 1962, right before the hard landing that led to its conversion into the X-15A-2. During this period, 66670 carried the NASA banner on the left side of the vertical stabilizer but not the right, and the serial number on the right side but not the left. It carried no wing markings, except for the small white "Beware of Blast" warning on the right wing only.

X-15

X-15

X-15

X-15

 

 

Tags: X-15 card
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Posted by DHanners55 on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:00 AM

Still trying to figure out how to add thumbnails from postimg.org but if you click on the little white boxes that say "X-15," you should be able to see photos. In theory.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:07 AM

Thats a nice looking build and something different.

To post the images directly, you need to select reply and use the insert/edit image tab.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by DHanners55 on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:42 AM

Thanks. For some reason, I'm not figuring it out. I click on "Insert" and add the URL from postimg.org, but no photo shows up.

postimg.org gives me the choices of Link, Direct Link, Thumbnail for forums, Thumbnail for website, Hotlink for forums and Hotlink for website. I've tried all of them and no joy. Just little white rectangles.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 22, 2018 1:52 PM

I just opened the pic, right clicke, selected properties and copy and paste the url.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by DHanners55 on Monday, January 22, 2018 2:36 PM

I'm on an iPad so right-clicking is not something I do....

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 22, 2018 2:59 PM

Right, in that case, i have no idea. I know a few others use postimage, somone must go so from a similar device.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:01 AM

I don't like thumbnails anyway.  It takes an extra click. I like it when folks just insert the main picture.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by DHanners55 on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:28 AM

Except I've not figured out how to do that yet.

Be careful with the snow. I lived in St. Paul for 20 years. Moved to the Middle East in 2014. I do NOT miss shoveling snow....

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:10 AM

Although :

 Now you did an awesome job .I would've liked that you post it in card or " Paper Models "though . I am hopeful that more will try this fascinating avenue of modeling .

 Remember , I said some were done so good at an I.P.M.S. show , everyone thought they were plastic .

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Posted by DHanners55 on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:36 AM

I guess I could've done that. Next time, perhaps.

I sometimes worry about card models not being taken seriously, though, and a separate forum for them sometimes feels like the kiddie table at Thanksgiving dinner....

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:47 PM

Not to anyone who has actually tried to build a card model!  I have and they are very demanding.  Unlike a plastic model, once you make a mistake, there is no going back.  Those who disparage card models probably think only of children's pop-up books!

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:19 AM

DHanners55

Except I've not figured out how to do that yet.

Be careful with the snow. I lived in St. Paul for 20 years. Moved to the Middle East in 2014. I do NOT miss shoveling snow....

 

 

There is a forum down below the Modeling Subjects area, in a section called Feedback, Help and Testing.  The specific forum is called Forum Technical Assistance. A lot of folks have been having trouble lately, since Photobucket dropped their free hosting service. The addresses from some photo hosting sites don't work that well with FSM forums. I have started using Postimage and really like it.  I have had no problems with it, and it is faster than Photobucket was.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by DHanners55 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:32 AM

Thanks. I'm using postimg.org, too, but which type of URL do I pick? I tried one and it pasted the photo but the photo was way oversized. Is there a way to shrink it appropriately?

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 5:05 PM

Well actually no .

  Only here .there is a whole site out of England that is exclusively Paper or Card models .believe me when I say some of those will knock your socks off ! Pawel , who posts here can vouch for them too .

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:10 AM

Hello!

Like TB said - paper models are serious as a heart attack!

And more seriously - even more people see totally all models as toys. Why worry about a handful of people who are willing to invest their time in discussion going "this baby is serious hobby while that one is totally unserious hobby". Let's put our hearts in our work and try to convince some - and to h*ll with the rest.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:02 PM

Hear ! Hear !

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