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"Is that X-15 Model Really the Right Color?"

16 Aug 2016, 17:42 UTC
"Is that X-15 Model Really the Right Color?"
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Dean Black has written a paper discussing the true color of the X-15s, why it is that color and how to make your model's color true to scale. It's a .pdf and not hosted anywhere so I'll provide a teaser. He had given permission to distribute it so if you leave an email in the comment section, I will send it to ya'.Is that X-15 Model Really the Right Color? Is the X-15 really black? The short answer is “No”. For a variety of reasons X-15 appears black in most photographs, but outdoors in direct sunlight X-15 is an iridescent dark blue. That’s right, blue, or more specifically “gunmetal blue”. ....

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