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Tamiya's 1/72 scale
Bell X-1

by Mike Grant

 

Bell X-1

 


 Tamiya's 1/72 scale Bell X-1 is available online from Squadron

 

Description

 

This is Tamiya's 1/72 Bell X-1, which was originally issued in 1989 by Hobby-Spot-U. This company also created Hasegawa's Flapjack kit.

The kit looks nice enough in the box but suffers from a few fit problems (my first clue that this wasn't a Tamiya original). I had minor problems with the fuselage halves and the tailplanes.

 

 

The kit includes a clear fuselage half through which the aircraft's innards can be viewed and although these parts are nicely moulded I went with a conventional build.

The only replacement parts I made were the various booms/aerials on the wings.

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Mike Grant
Page Created 26 November, 2004
Last Updated 25 November, 2004

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