Here is a quick update of the work so far. The birds have been painted and are just about ready to have the decals applied.
Here they are with their overall color of Tamiya NATO Black. It is not as black as Black paint so it gives them a better look.
Here is the business end of X-15-3. I attempted to paint the radial dark pattern you see in the photos, but not very well. I may try that again. The experiment box has also been painted. I painted the fuel/H2O2 jettison pipes with Tamiya metallic gray. The air brake actuators were painted the same color.
I painted the q-ball in the nose silver. Sorry for the blurry photo.
Next I painted the nose of X-15-1. I started out painting silver on the forward half and then added white stripes on the other half.
Lastly, I painted the XLR-11’s and the deployed airbrake actuators with the Metallic Gray.
That should do it for the detail painting. Everything else will be decals.
Thanks for looking.