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Old October 5th, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Default Revellogram 1/48 B-58

Next up for me is the Revell 1/48 B-58. When the asshole at Golden Dragon Productions announced his 1/48 cockpit, I went out and bought the kit and had most of it scribed within a few days. After six months of fighting with this guy I finally got my money back. As it turns out, he couldn't send me the kit because: he ran out of printer paper for instructions, ran out of resin for casting, and (the best) used my money to pay his income tax. I had to explain to him the definition of wire fraud. As it turns out, he sent me a cashier's check (at my direction) and I was made "whole" again. But, Alas! No 58 cockpit.

My next option was to get the Engines and Things cockpit. To describe this piece of art, go outside and find an average sized piece of dog crap and you've got a pretty good likeness. I ended up laminating the entire set with .005" sheet styrene and began scratching it out.

A bit later on, Mike West of Lone Star Models announced his cockpit, so back in the box my parts went. It took a while, but it finally got here a few weeks ago. In the meantime, Aires released exhaust nozzles and Fisher relased the Convair seat, flaperons, and nacelle sets. I also have some metal landing gear, but they are buried under EF-111A parts somewhere.

Without any excuses, I'm back to work on it. My chosen scheme is one of the early red/orange prototypes with the tail-gun omitted using the Fox-One decal set. I cut the kit parts off and grafted on the front section (about 1 cm diameter) of a 1/48 A-4 fuel tank. You can see it in one of the photos.

The photos are the resin parts that will go into the kit and pile of scribed parts.

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Lone Star Cockpit and wheel well:









A scribed mess with the Fisher flaperon. Check out the tail-cone.

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Old October 5th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Default Scribing technique

Before I forget, I thought I'd pass on the scribing technique I use because some of the pictures may have you ask, "what the hell did this guy do?"

I learned this technique from Scotty B (formerly of Jaguar and Cutting Edge).

1. I first sanded off the raised panel lines. Pretty easy with silver plastic to see what was underneath.

2. Ask the 16 year-old kid at Office Depot where the Dymo tape is. (Found it myself.)

3. I chucked a new sewing needle into my pin vise.

4. Scribe away along the Dymo tape.

5. Sand down the rough edges

6. Clean out the panel lines of sanding dust

7. Brush on a light coat of Pro-Weld as this evens out the panel line trench

8. Sand again and prime

I've primed two of the nacelles, and the crazing of the glue can't be seen. I'm leaving much of that to do later on once major construction is finished, so I don't have to go over it again.

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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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I will be watching with interest, have one in the stash and always loved the B-58.

I will give a go at the rescribing as well. What did you use as a reference, or did you use the kit lines?

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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Can't wait to see more....
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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:42 AM
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I will be watching with interest, have one in the stash and always loved the B-58.

I will give a go at the rescribing as well. What did you use as a reference, or did you use the kit lines?

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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:34 AM
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that's a pretty plane, i took my box off the shelves too....after my visit at the Dayton Museum.....surely look you build as close as possible !
actually start my own pit and work on the engine......
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Beautiful Big plane, good luck with that thing.
Please can you be kind to explain me what Pro-weld is???
And how this stuff works on the plastic??
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:13 PM
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Beautiful Big plane, good luck with that thing.
Please can you be kind to explain me what Pro-weld is???
And how this stuff works on the plastic??
thanks in advance for the aswer.
Pro-Weld is the solvent based glue I use. Somewhat similar to Tenax or other liquid cements.

The plastic is technically soluble in the glue, so a little brush along the panel line "melts" any rough ridges or gouges into a smooth line. You only need a little to knock off the edge. The glue brush is pretty much dry while I drag it along the panel line.
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Another beauty underway Chris...gonna be watching
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Glued to the flat panel, waiting for the next line on your build.

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Old October 8th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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Default One down, three to go (sort of)

I puttied up two of the engine nacelles the other day and spent about 10 minutes sanding one of them out. I am going to have to smear a thin layer of Tamiya putty over where the intake meets the plastic to get a better taper. I'm also looking forward to rescribing (not).

Here's what I've got so far (taped an Aires nozzle to one of them):



Head on view of the Fisher part:

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Old October 8th, 2009, 08:09 PM
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Those Aires Nozzles look like they fit pretty well.....for some reason I thought I remembered reading that the Aires nozzles didn't fit the monogram B-58 kit very well.....am I thinking of an Aires J79 set for another airplane?

What's your opinion of their fit Chris?

thanks
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Old October 8th, 2009, 09:42 PM
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Default -58 Cans

I can testify that my set of Aires cans (purchased when they debuted) did not fit very well, specifically being smaller in diameter to the kit parts. I wanted no part of tapering the kit parts so I choose instead to just dress up the default can with some leftover PE and styrene, just to make it a bit more involved. There was mention over on the 'other place' that some peoples resin sets did not have this problem, perhaps my first cut was a bad batch comparatively. Quality wise the Aires cans are pretty, and they do fit (imagine that) Hase Rhinos, which i suspect is their true identity, being merely a rebadged J-79, you know one size fits all product. After all that, looking back, if I ever did another Hustler, I would use the resin and accept the diamter difference, it's fairly minimal (IMO).
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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Here is the comparison I did over on ARC.

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/...ic=177674&st=0

All I can say, is that my set fits. Other sets I don't know..

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Old October 8th, 2009, 11:24 PM
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thanks for the info guys!

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Old October 9th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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Are the Aires B-58 exhaust the right type for the Hustler though? I always thought the B-58 had short petal exhausts looking like the F-4B/C/D, early Vigilantes and F-104s, whereas these exhausts look like the long ones used on the F-4E/F/J/S, late Vigilantes and F-104S...

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