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B 58 Hustler


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Roland Sachsenhofer
Beside Spitfire and Mustang there are also some more exotic bird species: here a few first pictures of the B 58 from Italeri. An already quite old, but maybe time-honoured kit! The seatbelts and the etched parts of the front cockpit are from Eduard.
27. January 2020, 05:33
Konrad Limmer
Don't wanna miss this one. Looking very nice so far Roland. I'm my eyes one of the curious looking bombers of that time.
27. January 2020, 06:41
Łukasz Gliński
Following too
28. January 2020, 09:09
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thanks Konrad and Lukasz! I also like these early heavy jets; I think the "Hustler" will do well beside B-45, B-47 and the XB-35 🙂
28. January 2020, 09:46
Bernd Korte
Following as well. Du bringst ja einen Knüller nach dem anderen!
28. January 2020, 10:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
That´s fine! Tja, man tut was man kann... 🙂
28. January 2020, 11:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
So that some momentum comes in again: all large assemblies are mounted, smoothed and sanded.
This is a quite simple kit to give the truth the credit. But I like it quite well!
20. February 2020, 18:25
Roland Sachsenhofer
"Gloss black" applied as a primer and for looking of sanding failures everything is prepared to tomorrows first layer of Alclad Aluminum.
22. February 2020, 17:30
Maciej Bellos
Missed it! Following Roland.
22. February 2020, 19:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
That pleases me, feel welcome!
22. February 2020, 20:30
Maciej Bellos
Looking very good!
1. March 2020, 08:27
Roland Sachsenhofer
Surfaces are now ready for decals. I tried not to overdue the effect of different shades of metal, but at last and in the end it feels as if I had masked and sprayed each one of the panels 🙂 The gloss of the antiglare panel in front of the cockpit window will be reduced of course, but it was important to me to differ the black of the radom and the anti glare panel.
1. March 2020, 08:29
Bernd Korte
Sieht klasse aus!
1. March 2020, 12:16
Alec K
Great metal finish 👍
1. March 2020, 19:12
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Bernd and Alex! The Hustlers surfaces are a wonderful playground for trying oneself in applying metal shades!
1. March 2020, 19:29
Hanno Kleinecke
Masterly NMF, a real joy to look at! Superb work Roland 👍
1. March 2020, 19:33
Christian Bruer
Excellent paintwork 👍
1. March 2020, 19:34
Oliver Zwiener
Die B-58 steht bei mir nach der EME Lingen auch schon in den Startlöchern , da nehme ich doch gerne im Vorfeld ein paar Anregungen von Dir mit 😉
1. March 2020, 19:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates, your words make me happy and proud! Oliver, ich wünsche Dir viel Spaß mit diesemr einfachen aber durchaus gediegenen Bausatz-Vorgabe! Bin auf Deine gespannt; hast Du schon begonnen?
2. March 2020, 09:42
Oliver Zwiener
Hallo Roland, nein Start wird nach Ostern sein , denn für das Diorama habe ich reichlich Zubehör im Gepäck : Blackdog A72035 MK 53 , Super Scale Decals 72-470, Aircraft in Miniature GE72029 Crew Access Steps , Master AM 72-061 Pitot Tube , Eduard 72687 und 73667 interior und exterior , PJ Production 721133 Nato pilots (60`) 🙂)
2. March 2020, 18:45
Jeramy Boileau
nice! following
2. March 2020, 19:05
I love it!
2. March 2020, 20:25
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates, feel welcome!
Oliver, eine wahrlich beeindruckende Auflistung- ich nehme das auch als wertvollen Tipp: Die "Aircraft in Miniature" Serie habe ich nicht gekannt; das ist ja wunderbar, was man alles rund um die Hustler darstellen kann, for allem die "crew access ladder" hat´s mir angetan!
Oliver, good luck with this ambitious Hustler-project; I am looking forward following it!
3. March 2020, 09:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
A few last pictures of the Hustler elegant lines without the somewhat cumbersome wheel-construction. The glossiness especially on the nose/radom will be reduced to a more realistic degree!
4. March 2020, 18:33
Maciej Bellos
It looks great Roland! You make me wanna start my own. Can't wait for the finished kit.
4. March 2020, 19:45
Matthew Stec
Great job!!
4. March 2020, 19:48
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your motivating words!
5. March 2020, 10:39
Thanasis Kourkoulos
Wow impressive kit. It really looks like she will fly!
5. March 2020, 20:26
Slavo Hazucha
A lovely take on this iconic aircraft! 👍 Well planned NMF & overall appearance. So much more fun back in the days when planes were "naked" and markings bore actual color..!😉
5. March 2020, 20:41
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your words are pleasing me indeed, thank you mates! I fully and enthusiastically agree, Slavo!
7. March 2020, 19:18
Roland Sachsenhofer
Wheel struts have been attached and- let´s make a quick count- eighteen (18🙂 wheels sanded, painted and "weighted" down 🙂 The new pictures show the transition of the inner engine suspensions which had to be treated with putty and sanded. The lines of the anti-glare black in front of the cockpit has been repainted -still not visible on this pictures.
7. March 2020, 19:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Finally finished! The Hustler has taken to its wings- and has left a lot of space on my workbench, even for 1:72! After having had some doubt if that rather glossy silver bird would be easy to photograph I have to confess, that the B-58 is a quite willing photo-model. This build is, despite very few and now invisible improvements in the cockpit and a whole bunch of wiring on the wheels, build out of the box.
I would like to recommend this venerable kit!
8. March 2020, 20:10
Christian Bruer
Top work and finish Roland 👍
8. March 2020, 20:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Christian!
8. March 2020, 20:51
arne vd burg
Excellent model and paint job
8. March 2020, 20:55
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates, your words mean a lot to me!
9. March 2020, 07:48
Top notch build of one of my favourite airplanes!
9. March 2020, 12:21
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thanks for your comments, which I really enjoy
9. March 2020, 13:30
Juergen Klinglhuber
Sehr lässig geworden. Did you use Alclad overall? If so - issues with the decal film noted?
9. March 2020, 19:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Vielen Dank Jürgen! Alcald all over, indeed! No trouble with the decals. On the contrary, I appreciate the Alclad base as a base for the decals; first the metal surface is primed with Gunze glossy clear acrylic, afterwards it is sealed as well. Have you heard of difficulties or experienced them yourself?
10. March 2020, 10:06
10. March 2020, 11:09
Juergen Klinglhuber
I do not have too much of an Alclad experience, but in several discussions with others it was a topic. Speaking for myself I guess the key is to seal the Alclad layer - makes sense, but did not think about it. thx 👍
10. March 2020, 14:23
Slavo Hazucha
Came out perfectly, I like that you resisted any urge to make the panel lines more prominent, this looks great in terms of balance & scale appearance 👍 Great plane, great job!😉
11. March 2020, 08:12
Łukasz Gliński
Fabulous job indeed 👍
11. March 2020, 10:09
Alec K
I really like it Roland. The panel variation is very convincing. Great job 👍
11. March 2020, 23:13
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for these comments, Jürgen, Slavo, Lukasz, Alec! Alcald is the preferred product to represent metalic finishes, I like the resulting precise and accurate looking surfaces, the wide range of metalic shades and last but not least, their rather easy and trusty way to work with. The B-58 is, of course, a perfect playfield to improve metalic paint skills!
12. March 2020, 09:38
Oliver Zwiener
Guten Abend Roland , großes Lob von mir - Dein geölter Blitz ist wirklich klasse geworden !
12. March 2020, 19:11
Konrad Limmer
Schließe mich hier den Vorrednern an. Perfect build. 👍
12. March 2020, 19:29
Mark Boots
beautiful! Well done.
12. March 2020, 20:04
Michael Hickey
Oh.... very nice Roland.👍👍👍
12. March 2020, 20:42
Alex Rodionov
Nice model. The panel variation is excellent.
13. March 2020, 04:31
Roland Sachsenhofer
Dear mates, your kind comments impress, delight and motivate me very much! Thank you for that!
13. March 2020, 06:28
Cristian Bordina
Fantastic Roland !!!!
13. March 2020, 10:15
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Christian!
14. March 2020, 10:16
Ist good work but it is not a real B-58 for scale modelling. Who have seen the original? The Problem with these Italeri mold is that they put the long pitot in the complete lenght. The result. The complete model is 3 cm to short. And it is visible. The whole model Looks compressed far from the real thing. Compare the old Monogram with the right lenght with these italeri rubbish und you see the diffrence. Ist a shame of cheating with the modellers that Italeri reissue this toy mould. The Point is that the error ist in the complete fussellage with the wings-it is not correctable.
19. March 2020, 07:55
Gute Arbeit- schlechte Recherche denn leider trifft der B-58 nicht das Original. Warum? Schaut euch das Original an... Das Problem bei der Italeri Form ist das dieses 3 cm lange Staurohr mit in die komplette Länge einbezogen wurde. Und das ist unübersehbar.Dadurch ist das Modell 3 cm zu kurz und wirkt völlig gestaucht. Man kann auch nicht einfach irgendwo 3 cm einfügen da der Fehler über den kompletten Rumpf und die Tragflächen geht. Der alte 1/48 Monogramm kit (natürlich völlig unsinniger Großmasstab) hat z.b. die richtige Länge. Vergleicht mal. Es ist eine Schande das Italeri solchen Schrott sogar neu auflegt. Für Scalemodeller absolut unbrauchbar.
19. March 2020, 08:10
Burkhard D
Excellent build and photography! 👍👍👍

@outback: You must be a compulsive scratch-builder aiming to produce scaled replica. A model - by its very nature - is an approximation of the real thing. Some models are very close, some less, like the Italeri B-58. Still looks like a B-58, though. 🙂
19. March 2020, 09:03
Paul Moore
I really like the various aluminum colors! Very authentic. If you put that with a proper background, it would pass for the real thing. Well done.
19. March 2020, 10:49
Fox One
Sehr schön geworden. Den Kit habe ich mir vor einiger Zeit auch zugelegt. Hast Du für die unterschiedlichen Metalltöne der panels eine Vorlage genutzt (wenn ja, welche?), oder die künstlerische Freiheit?
19. March 2020, 17:03
@Burkhard D. When i build something then must be the shape in basics correct. An with this strong visible error is this kit not acceptable. We dont speak here about some panel lines or an wrong wheel. The problem is thats the only 1/72 B-58 choise. I can tell you before i buy a kit i check what ist right and what is uncorrectable wrong. I dont want to have an Egg-plane in my collection. There are a lot of companys they serious work on their kit an update it. Best example Airfix. The old buccanner shape is now excellent new tooled. But italeri sale toy moulds as new. Its a shame.
19. March 2020, 17:46
Hanno Kleinecke
Na - dann wissen wir jetzt ja alle mal so richtig Bescheid.......
19. March 2020, 22:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all for your interest in the B-58- and thank you for your words on this Italeri -version....
First of all I have to say that the joy of scale modelling for me also consists in remembering from time to time that this is actually just a bunch of plastic. Then the joy is all the greater when you more or less skillfully succeed in impressing a similarity to the real models. I certainly don't want to get annoyed and darken my day for something that, despite all my modeling ambition, falls into the category of leisure and enthusiasm.

By the way, I measured the model and came to a length of 40.5 centimeters including the pitot tube. Converted this results in a length of 29,16 meters in the original. Wikipedia gives the total length of a B-58 with 29.49 meters. This 30 centimetre difference in the original is bearable for me 🙂
20. March 2020, 10:46
Roland Sachsenhofer
Fox One, ich habe mich da wirklich etwas eingelesen und- dank zahlreicher verfügbarer Fotos in Literatur und Internet- auch eingesehen. Die Art der Metalltöne orientiert sich am Vorbild insoferne, als ich etwa bemerkt habe, dass sie dunkleren Bleche am hinteren Teil der Flächen verstärkt auftreten. Die Umsetzung der Metalltöne an den Triebwerksgondeln sind dann überhaupt sehr streng am Vorbild orientiert.
20. March 2020, 10:50
Łukasz Gliński
Roland, can you translate the last comment? I'm very curious too (even though I didn't mention that) 🙂
20. March 2020, 10:56
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello Lukasz, sorry, of course!
Fox One asked me if, and if so how, I oriented myself on the original about the arrangement of the different metal tones on the Hustlers surfaces.

Fox One, I have really read up on it and - thanks to numerous available photos in literature and on the internet - also looked into it. The kind of the metal tones orientates itself at the model in so far as I noticed that darker metal sheets at the back part of the surfaces appear more intensified. The implementation of the metal tones on the engine nacelles is then, because it is particularly characteristic for the appearance, very strictly oriented on the model.
20. March 2020, 11:14
Bryn Crandell
Not sure how I missed this beauty. Excellent work on the NMF. Did you use the kit landing gear or opt for metal aftermarket? Can you provide a list of the Alclad colors used for the paint variations? Again a stunning build.
20. March 2020, 11:26
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks a lot, my German is not good anymore these days😉
20. March 2020, 11:48
Roland Sachsenhofer
As is my Polish, I guess 🙂 With pleasure!
Thank you Bryan! Kit landing gear has been used, despite the fact that the moulding of the tires is beyond description... On the front wheel two aftermarket etched parts in form of the grid structures on the upper half have replaced the kit parts. Alclad II paints in the order of their importance: White Aluminum, Aluminum, Steel, Dark Aluminum, Gunmetal. Base was a coat of Gunze gloss black acrylic.
20. March 2020, 12:12
Roland Sachsenhofer
I would also like to note that the Alclad tones were partly overlayered in such a way that the lower color shines through. So of course many nuances are possible.
20. March 2020, 12:14
Slavo Hazucha
Interesting thread - so now what are the correct dimensions/proportions? 🙂

Regarding hobby-philosophy, I too am much more on the "overall appearance & feeling + a nice detail here & there..." faction, but I fully respect funded knowledge & the drive towards absolute truth to the original.

Still, I personally focus on things I realistically can do - and changing complex geometry like fuselages or shapes & proportions of wings would not be on my list...

Italeri Kits to me appear like "Wine from the Supermarket" - the variety & quality range is huge, a guarantee there is none... What you see is what you get, have a look, pick them up, make your choice & live with it - some are really good price-to-quality ratio, some better avoided... 😄

I stick with really liking the job done here, but now I´d really like to know about the dimensions...
20. March 2020, 12:59
I agree with you Italeri made some nice kits but these with this mistake is more an toy. Wingspann and Hight are ok. And thats the problem with these eggplane feeling. I heard often from these problem from serious scale modellers but then i checked by myself and they where right. The correct length with the pitot is 43,6. Italeri 40 cm. You can check the dimensions with the 1/48 monogramm mould and they are ok. Maybe it help you. But i see here that some not interressted on correct models in basic only to build someting. I am always happy when modellers say that kit is uncorrectable rubbish or not. Then you can avoid a lot of work for nothing.
20. March 2020, 14:23
Alexander Jost
Despite of some possible scale "Italeri-inaccuracies", I find the results of this kit magnificient. Thanks, Roland!
20. March 2020, 15:13
Fox One
Thank you, Roland. I´ll go the easier way and use your model as reference. 🙂
20. March 2020, 19:40
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all for this lively conversation mates! And you for your kind comments: thank you!
21. March 2020, 16:36
Paul Moore
I just looked at all those various aluminum panels again ....that is crazy good! I think you guilted me into upping my model game.
21. March 2020, 18:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
Usually I don't like to do this, but here it makes me proud 😉
22. March 2020, 17:22
Mike Oberholtzer
Roland, Just saw your B-58 on Hyperscale. That may be the best Hustler I have ever seen. the construction looks flawless and the bare metal finish is beautiful. The panel color variations are amazing. When I finally build my Hustler I will be using yours as a standard of excellence.
11. April 2020, 14:53
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your words just make me proud, I tell it like it is! Thank you a lot Mike!
12. April 2020, 16:28


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