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Old 07-25-2009, 06:14 PM
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POTW for July 26th, 2009

Ok, so there's a little bias here, ever since I rode up to the Air Force Museum as a kid and saw the XB-70 sitting out front, I've been in love with this plane. To my mind it looks like a giant white preying mantis. Even so I think by the reaction in the thread (here) that I won't get too many complaints about making this one POTW :D

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Old 07-25-2009, 06:27 PM
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very nice looking model! A definate no brainer for POW! Keep up the great work.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:41 PM
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Ken sure sets the bar high, doesn't he?
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:08 PM
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Excellent model of one of the most amazing planes ever built. Know what you mean when you made the turn on the highway and seen it sitting in front of the museum. Glad to see its being protected from the elements now, but the impact it had out front couldn't be beat.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:14 AM
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An excellent draftsman, a great builder, a unique and extraordinary model.
A more than just recognition!
Congratulations to Ken.

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Old 07-26-2009, 06:34 AM
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Well deserved.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:52 AM
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Design ability of perfectly replicating this bird is amazing
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:42 PM
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Another great plane from the plastic days of my youth! I built the old Aurora kit, which I just found on a website listed for $110.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:18 PM
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A worthy VERY WORTHY picture of the week indeed ! Nice one Ken
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:21 AM
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Thanks everyone for your kind words. Yes, this was (is) truly an amazing aircraft. There is no better way to acquire an appreciation for any subject than to research it and then re-create it. I learned alot about Valkyrie and the XB-70 Program during this project. It's size was only matched by its accomplishments.

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