B-58 Hustler -1/72 Italeri
Hello friends, after a year of dedication, I finished what I consider to be my most challenging assembly until now, where I applied all the knowledge I have. This classic cold war bomber, the B-58 Hustler, on the 1/72 scale from Italeri, is a good kit, with reasonable fittings requiring little puty, and rescribing a few panel lines. The painting, with several metallic schemes, is very challenging; shiny black polyurethane base, and then the panels are masked and painted separately with the desired tone: stainless steel, aluminum, steel, titanium, etc … It demanded many hours to accentuate the panel lines with black oil wash , and weathering … I was pleased with the result, just and a little frustrating the humbrol varnish applied on the fuselage that killed the metal effect a little bit. In the engines, and in the ventral tank, I used Mr. Hobby’s varnish, which was infinitely superior, not altering the metallic effect. Hope you enjoy it.
18 additional images. Click to enlarge.