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1/72 Handley-Page 115

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This is Maintrack Models Project X vacuform of the HP 115. It was a test bed to evaluate the low speed characteristics of a delta wing. It was a wing with an engine, cockpit and fixed landing gear. it was used extensively during the development of the SST. If you'll notice, the leading edges of the wings are a darker color. That's because they are made of plywood! They could be easily changed to different shapes and forms.. By all reports, it was a good aircraft to fly and did so for many years. This model was my first use of AllClad. I used polished aluminum. The aircraft was primered overall with gloss black, but the leading edges were done in flat black, which gave me the difference I was looking for to simulate the plywood construction.

 

 

36337766680_dcc5fc62bb_c.jpgDSCN4698 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr

 

36337770410_c55a792d58_c.jpgDSCN4699 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr

 

36337773910_7984596de5_c.jpgDSCN4700 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr

 

36733708225_5d7dc07f0c_c.jpgDSCN4701 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr

 

36733708525_b845246e6c_c.jpgDSCN4702 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr

 

36337772420_28ea484f4f_c.jpgDSCN4703 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice! I have that kit for a "Delta Wings" collection but haven't worked up the nerve to start it yet.

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I, on the other hand, have never even heard or seen that plane before! That's a great looking NMF Ron, and your tip on simply using flat black instead of gloss black to get the panel variation is a slick one. Congrats!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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As a big fan of x-planes and concept craft I gotta say Nice Job!

Add me to the list of those that never seen it before.

I guess the Luft '46 and NASA (NACA) x-planes dominate so this fell thru the information cracks.

Congrats for being brave enuff for vac form (not me yet). ;)

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