Mat Irvine reports: The Platz kit has 53 parts on two runners of light grey plastic, plus a comprehensive decal sheet, with instructions in Japanese and English.
Note the upper surface intake and assorted antennas. The air intake is fitted into place from the inside (below). Note that it has already been painted gloss white on the external side.
Painting the landing gear and weapon bays gloss white (above) is followed by masking them off, so the main neutral grey can be applied.
The X-Plane experimental aerospace craft series is the best known of all American research projects, and began with the Bell X-1 rocket plane, back in 1946. Below, X-47B 501 takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Kit: Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS (Unmanned Combat Air System)
Assembled length: 160mm (6.5in)
Assembled wingspan: 260mm (10.25in)
Maker’s No: AC-7
Platz models here.
SMN Note: There's an interesting 1:72 scale science-fictional Platz tank model here.
Review kit courtesy Hobby Link Japan.