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Building Italeris 1/72 Hustler
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
nice clean progress, Warren

This looks like a deceptively large plane?
warreni
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 09:14 PM UTC
Another day another few hours of modelling joy!

The Hustler got its canopy attached this morning ..



.. and after letting it dry and applying some Maskol over the clear bits I found I had some Mr Hobby 218 Laquer left over from a previous project. 218 is Aluminium and looks the part on the Hustler..



WIll wait for at least 24 hours before I mask up for the darker metallic colour on the engine pods etc.

Cheers
Warren
warreni
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC

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A little inspiration from the Wright-Pat



The Hustler is a real favourite of mine. I'm seriously thinking of acquiring the kit so it will be interesting to see how this build goes.
tim



It is 'interesting' Tim. Fit has become a bit hit and miss but it is posing no real problems yet.

The wings, crew covers, rear gun and radome are on and the big bomb carrier/drop-tank in assembled.









The gap between the wing and the fuselage took a few applications of filler etc but I am happy that it has disappeared enough.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:10 PM UTC

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A little inspiration from the Wright-Pat



The Hustler is a real favourite of mine. I'm seriously thinking of acquiring the kit so it will be interesting to see how this build goes.
tim
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:07 PM UTC
I let the CA glue dry over night in the gaps between the wings and fuselage and this afternoon I filled the areas with the 500 grade Gunze Mr Surfacer that I thinned further to allow it to get into the small spaces.

Will remove excess tomorrow and see if it needs more filler or not.
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 03:04 PM UTC
Always like a good wing thing: Following with interest, Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 02:57 PM UTC
A little inspiration from the Wright-Pat:
Nice going on the build!


Three photo montage hand stitched together into one image.








Experimental B-58 clam shell escape pod.
warreni
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC

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Pulling up a chair for this one Warren
tim



Hi Tim and welcome aboard.

I have attached the wings and filled the gap between the wings and fuselage and will attack it tomorrow to smooth the seams out. I ended up using thin CA glue for the job.

Photos tomorrow

Warren
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 08:05 PM UTC
Pulling up a chair for this one Warren
tim
warreni
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 08:33 PM UTC
Hello everyone.

It has been a long time since I had a blog in this section of Kitmaker but while waiting for items for my latest ship build I have started building some of my older kits that have been in the stash for 20+ years and some others from manufacturers I have not built kits from before.

I started the Italeri 1/72 SM-82 Canguro, Roden 1/48 PC-6 Turboporter and the Valom 1/72 Albemarle last weekend. All are now up to paint stage and I am now waiting for masks for them all, especially the intricate Albemarle. Yep, three kits in one week, mainly because I had it off as I got a virus and didn't want to go to work and spread it around.

I went to the shed this stash facility this afternoon and picked three more kits, Tamiya's 1/48 Shinden, Trumpeter's 1/72 Tu-16 and the Italeri 1/72 B-58 Hustler, the subject of this blog. I have had this kit since just after it was released and it has followed me all over Australia moving either with the RAAF or my work post-RAAF. I thought it would be interesting to see how bad the fit was etc like many people seem to think on some other sites I inhabit. Let me state categorically they are wrong. The fit of this ancient kit is excellent and will need very little filler, if any , to finish.

I started at about 2pm and all the wings, engines etc are all built and the fuselage buttoned up by 4.30pm! Woohoo! A quick build is a good build.

The box top..



Contents.





I found one moulding fault in one of the instrument pedestals in one of the drew areas..



Not too worried as there are only four tiny windows which you wont even be able to see through for this area. Another problem I found was with the original decals..



Oh well. And some weird patterns on other parts of the sheet, . Think they came off the instructions at some time..



Here are all the subassemblies waiting for their time to shine when they get attached to the fuselage..



And I took a photo after I buttoned up the fuselage..



Just one or two clamps. But again fit is marvellous.

That;s it for now. Might even finish it this week..

Cheers
Warren