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Grumman X-29

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Category:Aircraft - Jets
Aircraft - Jets
Also known as:
Used from:1984–1992
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Grumman
Model:X-29

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1:72 X-29 (Hasegawa 00243)
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November 15, 2020

Łukasz Gliński added a new photoalbum.
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Project: 2*X-29
1:72 X-29 (Hasegawa 00243)1:72 U.S. Serial & Code Numbers (Yellow) (Techmod 72118)
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Spanjaard
pity about the decals. but yes, a what-if would be nicer than nothing...
18. August 2018, 18:23
Maciej Bellos
I cound't find a good capture from Jane's ATF or Fighters Anthology but here is an idea from another game (I think):

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18. August 2018, 19:04
Rene Scheiblich
Holy cow!
Is the tamiya stuff that strong? Got the same kit and am wondering now about using microsol or mr mark setter/softer on the decals :D are hasegawa decals very sensitive generally?
The game footage looks interesting, could provide a nice save.
18. August 2018, 20:47
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks for your input folks, I didn't expect so much interest :)
I'm not a fan of whifs, but I will think about it, currently the most probable option is a Tiger-like agressor camo.
@Maciej: Cool pic, one of my fav games, efcharisto! :)
@Rene: The ones I found in X-29 boxing are quite strong, but they have a lot of glue added and they are very sticky and really hard to move around after applying. The solution is to cut them in small pieces, then they work, but I had to be very careful about the alignment. And apply only a bit of softener, cause in such case they like to move when drying. So, watch out, you have been warned :)
18. August 2018, 20:55
Rene Scheiblich
Well... Thanks for the warning :) they sound like loads of fun. Too bad masking and spraying the stripes isn't really an option with the DARPA inside the stripes :(
But other than the decals the kit seems to have given you little trouble aside from the intakes
19. August 2018, 09:24
Łukasz Gliński
Indeed, it's quite simple and good fitting except for decals and inlets. Pity nobody makes masks for X-29. :(
19. August 2018, 12:05
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Pitty about the decals ..... Long time ago I made this kit and I don't remember having trouble with the decals .... I used Microscale liquids though ....
15. November 2020, 11:54
Łukasz Gliński
Me too. I'm going to build another one anyway, maybe this winter or next year, not sure yet.
15. November 2020, 13:27

September 22, 2020

Yifei Li added a new project.
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1:72 X-29 'NASA' (Hasegawa 02206)
Grumman X-29A
US Civil NASA-National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1958-now)
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22. September 2020, 13:09
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