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Old 04-28-2020, 01:46 AM
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Bell XV-15 - Murph's Models

Hello

Latest Lockdown build from me. It's an older one from Murph's Models, but it goes together quite nicely.

I love the look of tiltrotors, they still have a futuristic look to them. Even more so with the XV-15.







Been contemplating building another one, but this time replacing the rotor pods with larger (or enlarged) jet engines from another kit.

Niki
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:50 AM
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A very nice build, nicely done.
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Nice job! That’s an airframe that would lend itself to some great “what-if” repaints....
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Second that.
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The XV-15 was one I always wanted to figure out how to motorize. Not to fly, but just a display stand with controls so you could tilt the rotors and make them spin.

I've got the Bell XF-109 on the refresh list. I might get to it next.
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:03 AM
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I've got the Bell XF-109 on the refresh list. I might get to it next.
Nice choice, I'll do the beta build if needed.
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:51 AM
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Recently I built some of Murph's models and i liked them all .
Very nice model that looks pleasing to the eye - well done.

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Old 04-28-2020, 09:51 AM
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Very nice job, Niki. All your models always look exceptional clean and precisely built.

I didn't know much about the XV-15 until I saw your model. I don't want to sidetrack your thread, but I found an image of an XV-15 painted in U.S. Coast Guard colors in September 1999. The XV-15 doesn't seem to be in Murph's current inventory, and I wonder if it could be resurrected in the USCG markings, or if Murph ever made one in those markings.

This is the caption of the image in Wiki at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_X...03NA_USCG.jpg:

"The Bell Textron XV-15 Tiltrotor aircraft prepares to land on the lawn of the Pentagon. The Tiltrotor, painted in Coast Guard colors, was part of the Pentagon Tiltrotor Technology Presentation sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps in Washington, DC. Bell Textron is partnered with Lockhead-Martin as one of three teams hired to design surface, air and information technology systems for the 21st century Coast Guard. (USCG Photo by PA3 Bridget Hieronymus)"

The "Lockhead-Martin" typo is interesting, since the original name of Lockheed was Loughead.

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Old 04-28-2020, 12:58 PM
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Very nice job, Niki. All your models always look exceptional clean and precisely built.

I didn't know much about the XV-15 until I saw your model. I don't want to sidetrack your thread, but I found an image of an XV-15 painted in U.S. Coast Guard colors in September 1999. The XV-15 doesn't seem to be in Murph's current inventory, and I wonder if it could be resurrected in the USCG markings, or if Murph ever made one in those markings.

Don
Thanks Don. Aaron did a XV-15 in USCG colours, I actually built that version years ago, and I remember you commenting on my build, I just can't find the photos. For anyone interested, both versions are available on his website.
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I love it! I have the B&W version and I always wanted to do a fun repaint of it, but I never had time. Hmmmm, might have that now.
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