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Bernd Korte (centuryfan)

B-58 Hustler Italeri 1:72


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Hanno Kleinecke
One of the most beautiful birds ever to take to the skies, checkin' in !
29. April 2020, 19:36
Daniel Klink
Cool start..count me in
29. April 2020, 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 2020, 15:35
Andy Ball
lovely! will watch with interest....
6. June 2020, 15:38
6. June 2020, 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 2020, 14:11
Bernd Korte
Thanks, Hanno! Yes, it will be one of the early Hustlers in a test aircraft livery.
20. June 2020, 15:29
David Deavall
28. June 2020, 15:46
30. June 2020, 08:06
Lochsa River
sittin takes real modeling courage to make one these shiny birds...
30. June 2020, 09:10
Bernd Korte
So, there's finally some progress...after many hours playing with masking tape 🙂
21. July 2020, 19:53
Alexander Grivonev
Nice combo of NM and colors 👍
21. July 2020, 20:04
Daniel Klink
Great progress Bernd....
Looking spectcular the colors with this old dog 👍
21. July 2020, 20:07
Maciej Bellos
How... did... I... miss... this???
21. July 2020, 20:10
Łukasz Gliński
What a striking scheme!
21. July 2020, 21:05
Gary Dahlström
Simply gorgeous paint job!
21. July 2020, 21:21
John Thomas
Nice work
22. July 2020, 00:01
Andy Ball
Almost "airline'r" in its look. Perfectly sprayed!
22. July 2020, 06:33
A pretty dress 👍.
25. July 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 07:30
Lochsa River
Ah many times have i said..."Lets make sure this flaw isn't prominent in the photos."

great work so far....
3. August 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 😄
@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 2020, 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 😄
9. August 2020, 11:36
Bernd Korte
Decals are now completed. Thanks Thomas for sharing the USAF lettering from the current Italeri decal sheet!
11. August 2020, 15:56
Nice deco 👍.
11. August 2020, 19:06
Juergen Klinglhuber
it looks great ! 👍 👍
12. August 2020, 20:17
Gary Dahlström
The decals are just fantastic; the perfect accompaniment to that paint scheme.
13. August 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 15:26
Oliver Zwiener
Klasse Ding Bernd, jetzt hast Du die Zielllinie schon vor Augen 😉
23. August 2020, 16:04
Daniel Klink
Bernd, that thing looks better and better with every progress...Wow!
Amazing work👍
23. August 2020, 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 2020, 13:33
Zbynek Honzik
Very nice Bernd!!!
29. August 2020, 15:44
Mirko Römer
Wird doch - und zwar richtig fein!
29. August 2020, 17:47
Lochsa River
Spectacular....the shading on the metal finish is outstanding. Just a great model to look at.
29. August 2020, 18:06
Tom M

nice plane 👍
30. August 2020, 04:36
Konrad Limmer
Awesome plane awesome work and awesome looking model. Congrats to this perfect build !
30. August 2020, 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 2020, 06:59
Oliver Zwiener
Third prototype , also used as chase aircraft at Edwards AFB for XB-70 project. Really great job !
30. August 2020, 08:03
Excellent build of one of my favorite planes! 👍
30. August 2020, 09:14
Bernhard Schrock
Ein echter Blickfang! Hut ab was du aus dem Kit gezaubert hast.
30. August 2020, 09:39
Daniel Klink
Fully agree with Konrad! Georgeous Bernd 👍
30. August 2020, 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 2020, 10:05
Fantastic result. Very nice painting scheme. Congrats!
Waiting for display base 🙂
30. August 2020, 12:24
Bernd Korte
Thanks for all your comments! They are much appreciated!
30. August 2020, 15:04
Hanno Kleinecke
What a beauty! Love the colours and metal-effect, excellent work !
30. August 2020, 18:07
Łukasz Gliński
Hard to find interesting livery for this plane. Respect for research and implementation (and for the patch) 👍
30. August 2020, 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 2020, 08:26
Daniel Klink
Itis absolutely eyecatching !
A contest winner in my opinion. Fantastic work Bernd, once again 👍
1. September 2020, 08:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Heart-lifting beautiful and incredible spot on! Perfect, a winner indeed, my congratulations!
1. September 2020, 09:02
Maciej Bellos
1. September 2020, 19:53
Gary Dahlström
Marvelous work; you have to promise more pics when it's mounted on the base.
2. September 2020, 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 2020, 14:02
Just Grand!
6. September 2020, 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 2020, 16:01
Wonderful, Bernd! With that engraved sign you will get an even better and elegant presentation. I'm sure! 👍
16. September 2020, 18:36
Bernd Korte
Thanks Cuajete! The sign arrived today. Now the display is finally finished 🙂
25. September 2020, 15:25
Gary Dahlström
Bravo. The nameplate really completes the package. A+!
25. September 2020, 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 🙁
26. September 2020, 16:30
Oliver Zwiener
Ich muss jetzt hoffentlich kein schlechtes Gewissen haben 😉
26. September 2020, 16:46
Very nice, Bernd... You can buy or you can build the expensive yellow crew access steps😉
26. September 2020, 19:00
Bernd Korte
@Oliver: Nein, aber wie ist denn der Stand bei dir?
@Cuajete: Pweh I don't think I would be able to scratch build those steps.
27. September 2020, 06:39
Christian Bruer
Klasse geworden 👍
27. September 2020, 18:21
Slavo Hazucha
Missed the build, but luckily not the result... what a show! 👍 Fabulous metal & colors!
27. September 2020, 18:52
Bernd Korte
Thanks Christian and Slavo! Glad you like it 🙂
28. September 2020, 12:32
Oliver Zwiener
Meine 58-1011 ist lackiert, es folgen die Decals und die abschließenden Montagearbeiten 🙂
29. September 2020, 15:27
Klaas van der Wielen
Beautiful! I hope my Monogram 1/48 can come close to your result!
4. October 2020, 13:35
Erik Leijdens
Very nice! Awesome metal shades
4. October 2020, 13:55
Bernd Korte
Thanks Klaas and Erik! Your comments are much appreciated!
5. October 2020, 15:10


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