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Bernd Korte added a new photoalbum.
39 | 29. April, 18:14
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Hanno Kleinecke
One of the most beautiful birds ever to take to the skies, checkin' in !
29. April, 19:36
Daniel Klink
Cool start..count me in
29. April, 19:43
Bernd Korte
The B-58 is coming along nicely. I had to do quite some sanding on the fuselage-wings joints, though.
6. June, 15:35
Andy Ball
lovely! will watch with interest....
6. June, 15:38
Cuajete
Following!
6. June, 18:39
Hanno Kleinecke
Did'nt relize it was going to be the prototype livery, this is going to be soo pretty ! Great painwork on the pod !
20. June, 14:11
Bernd Korte
Thanks, Hanno! Yes, it will be one of the early Hustlers in a test aircraft livery.
20. June, 15:29
David Deavall
Following
28. June, 15:46
30. June, 08:06
Lochsa_River
sittin in....it takes real modeling courage to make one these shiny birds...
30. June, 09:10
Bernd Korte
So, there's finally some progress...after many hours playing with masking tape :)
21. July, 19:53
Alexander G.
Nice combo of NM and colors
21. July, 20:04
Daniel Klink
Great progress Bernd....
Looking spectcular the colors with this old dog
21. July, 20:07
Maciej Bellos
How... did... I... miss... this???
21. July, 20:10
Łukasz Gliński
What a striking scheme!
21. July, 21:05
Gary Dahlström
Simply gorgeous paint job!
21. July, 21:21
JOHN THOMAS
Nice work
22. July, 00:01
Andy Ball
Almost "airline'r" in its look. Perfectly sprayed!
22. July, 06:33
Cuajete
A pretty dress .
25. July, 12:32
Gustavo Sarmento
Superb work so far! I have the same one in my stash, but still haven't got the guts to build it, 'cause I'm not sure I have the chops for achieving a nice end result...
25. July, 14:53
Bernd Korte
Thanks guys! @Gustavo: Your models look very good to me. I don't see any reason why you should not build your B-58! My NMF is far from flawless, by the way. Taking nice photos is at least 50% of the presentation.
1. August, 07:30
Lochsa_River
Ah yes...how many times have i said..."Lets make sure this flaw isn't prominent in the photos."

great work so far....
3. August, 15:00
Gary Dahlström
Does anyone else work on a 'good' side of the model, e.g., all the best tiny painted parts go on the 'good' side? I had an extreme case of this with the 35 year old cable car kit. Some of the handrails and a step were no longer straight, and one of the decals disintegrated in water - i had to piece it back together as "Poell & Hyde". Those went on the 'other' side.;)

Looks terrific Bernd, looking forward to the finished result.
3. August, 18:49
Gustavo Sarmento
@Bernd Corte Thank you for your kind words! Hope to start the Hustler sooner rather than later, and let's see how it turns out.
5. August, 20:36
Bernd Korte
Thanks for your nice comments!
@Lochsa_River! Fortunately most of the time only oneself knows where to look for all the flaws :D
@Gary Dahström: That's an interesting approach. Perhaps it makes sense to work that way when you know that the model will be displayed with only one side visible in the display cabinet.
9. August, 11:30
Bernd Korte
Decal work is now halfway done. Only one issue emerged: Fox One has printed the USAF lettering in the same blue as the USAF roundel. That would indeed be correct when you look at the official painting specifications of that time for the Hustler. However, it seems that not all paint shops paid attention to those official specs as all the color photos I have seen look like the USAF lettering is rather black than dark blue. The old Italeri decals in my boxing are in black, but the decal film is impossible to hide on those old decals. Fortunately a friend owns a new boxing and will send me those new Italeri decals (black). And I'll try to get a new decal sheet from Italeri's spare part service to pay him back - quite the scheme :D
9. August, 11:36
Bernd Korte
Decals are now completed. Thanks Thomas for sharing the USAF lettering from the current Italeri decal sheet!
11. August, 15:56
Cuajete
Nice deco .
11. August, 19:06
Juergen Klinglhuber
it looks great !
12. August, 20:17
Gary Dahlström
The decals are just fantastic; the perfect accompaniment to that paint scheme.
13. August, 00:16
Gary Dahlström
Oh and with regard to that "good side" concept, I defeated myself with that cable car by putting it in a display case with a mirrored back. "Poell & Hyde" is now a household joke. :)
13. August, 00:38
Bernd Korte
Thanks, Cuajete, Jürgen and Gary!
Today I installed the inner engine pods. It really hurt when I had to scrape off the metal colour from the glue areas.
23. August, 15:26
Oliver Zwiener
Klasse Ding Bernd, jetzt hast Du die Zielllinie schon vor Augen ;)
23. August, 16:04
Daniel Klink
Bernd, that thing looks better and better with every progress...Wow!
Amazing work
23. August, 16:05
Bernd Korte
Thanks Oliver and Daniel!
Today I took some photos of the finished model! I'll build a proper display base for it to show it off together with that patch that I got from ebay.
29. August, 13:33
Zbynek Honzik
Very nice Bernd!!!
29. August, 15:44
Mirko Römer
Wird doch - und zwar richtig fein!
29. August, 17:47
Lochsa_River
Spectacular....the shading on the metal finish is outstanding. Just a great model to look at.
29. August, 18:06
Tom M

nice plane
30. August, 04:36
Konrad Limmer
Awesome plane awesome work and awesome looking model. Congrats to this perfect build !
30. August, 06:24
Bernd Korte
Thanks Lochsa_River, Tom M and Konrad Limmer! I'm really happy how it turned out in the end. Although there are, of course, quite a few flaws that I could list here. For example the insignia decals on the wings should have been placed a little more back, nearer to the flaps.
Speaking of flaws - the biggest flaw of the kit is, in my opinion, how Italeri designed the connection of the inner engine pylons to the wings. A tiny part of the pylon is already moulded to the wings. So you can either install the whole enginge pylons/pods before the painting and take good care of that seam but have major problems painting the inner engine pods. Or you can glue the pylons to the wings after the paint job which makes hiding the seam almost impossible. I chose the second option and was extra lucky as my plane had those black areas at that joint which hide the seam very well.
30. August, 06:59
Oliver Zwiener
Third prototype , also used as chase aircraft at Edwards AFB for XB-70 project. Really great job !
30. August, 08:03
Neuling
Excellent build of one of my favorite planes!
30. August, 09:14
Bernhard Schrock
Ein echter Blickfang! Hut ab was du aus dem Kit gezaubert hast.
30. August, 09:39
Daniel Klink
Fully agree with Konrad! Georgeous Bernd
30. August, 09:58
Andy Ball
Great final! Wizardry!! And thanks for giving us the tips if any of us go in and build it!
30. August, 10:05
Cuajete
Fantastic result. Very nice painting scheme. Congrats!
Waiting for display base :)
30. August, 12:24
Bernd Korte
Thanks for all your comments! They are much appreciated!
30. August, 15:04
Hanno Kleinecke
What a beauty! Love the colours and metal-effect, excellent work !
30. August, 18:07
Łukasz Gliński
Hard to find interesting livery for this plane. Respect for research and implementation (and for the patch)
30. August, 18:15
Bernd Korte
Thanks Hanno and Łukasz! Yes, I really like this colour scheme. I think it looks even faster with these red and white stylized bolts.
1. September, 08:26
Daniel Klink
Itis absolutely eyecatching !
A contest winner in my opinion. Fantastic work Bernd, once again
1. September, 08:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Heart-lifting beautiful and incredible spot on! Perfect, a winner indeed, my congratulations!
1. September, 09:02
Maciej Bellos
EXCELLENT!
1. September, 19:53
Gary Dahlström
Marvelous work; you have to promise more pics when it's mounted on the base.
2. September, 13:09
Bernd Korte
Thank you Daniel, Roland, Maciej and Gary! Your feedback really motivates me!
@Roland: I think it's fair to say that seeing your very nice B-58 was one of the reasons I wanted to have one, too!
@Gary: Yes, I'll share new pictures once the base is ready!
2. September, 14:02
Skywalker
Just Grand!
6. September, 21:56
Bernd Korte
Thanks, Skywalker!
The display is now almost finished. I'm just waiting for an engraved metal sign that will be placed on the dark frame.
13. September, 16:01
Cuajete
Wonderful, Bernd! With that engraved sign you will get an even better and elegant presentation. I'm sure!
16. September, 18:36
Bernd Korte
Thanks Cuajete! The sign arrived today. Now the display is finally finished :)
25. September, 15:25
Gary Dahlström
Bravo. The nameplate really completes the package. A+!
25. September, 15:28
Bernd Korte
Thanks Gary! Now I'm thinking the yellow crew access steps would look really nice on the display. But the PE kit from Aircraft in Miniatue Limited is really expensive :( https://hannants.co.uk/product/GE72029
26. September, 16:30
Oliver Zwiener
Ich muss jetzt hoffentlich kein schlechtes Gewissen haben ;)
26. September, 16:46
Cuajete
Very nice, Bernd... You can buy or you can build the expensive yellow crew access steps ;)
26. September, 19:00

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