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1/144 Hobbycraft B 58 Project

Started by Brian da Basher, July 02, 2009, 01:38:13 PM

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Here's the victim:

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And here it is after the first coat of paint on the fuselage. I know I should do a better job of posting in-progress shots, but this kit has maybe 10 parts...

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Wait, is there something a bit different? you ask...

Well, those are some pretty generic engine pylons that I cut and sanded down for a sleeker look. The kit engines will end up on another project someday. I also cut the fins off a couple of bombs to make the fuel tanks. Oh, and I made a little radar blister from one of the pieces I chopped off the engine pylons. Here's some closer shots of the small modifications.

To be continued...
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Brian?  Are you feeling all right?  You're building a plane that I have heard of and recognise! :D
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Do I detect a touch of Scale-o-rama coming on here?
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I have feeling my good friend from Scotland has nailed our 'Klunk' on this one..... Now if ever there was a reason to give us a 'popcorn' smilie.....

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I have great interest in your project... can't wait to see more...  :thumbsup:


...you're going to put propellers on this one, too!!   :blink:

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You know, I actually did consider props...

Here's how it looks with most of the paintwork done.

I'll be away for a couple of days but hope to have the decals on and final pics up Sunday.
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Jeffry Fontaine

Looking good so far.  Definitely looking forward to seeing what markings it will be sporting.  The TF30 engines are definitely a nice touch.
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Interesting work so far Brian, the new engines look interesting, and I love the tinted glass.
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looking really cool, like the two engines, very nice
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Looking good.....where are the spats????
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Quote from: Sauragnmon on July 03, 2009, 10:03:55 AM
Interesting work so far Brian, the new engines look interesting, and I love the tinted glass.

I'm really glad you guys are enjoying this one. The tinted glass effect is surprisingly easy. All I did was paint the inside of the clear pieces with gunship gray.

Stay tuned, I'll be getting the decals on in a bit.
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John Howling Mouse

You weren't kidding when you said you weren't going the scale-o-rama fighter direction.  But this is maybe even more interesting!  Very nice, very sleek.

You might lose your honorary standing with the Spats! Club Of America if you keep up with all these jet builds, though!   :thumbsup:
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