Author Topic: Box Scale B-58A Hustler  (Read 1962 times)

Offline Kerick

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Re: Box Scale B-58A Hustler
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2021, 12:43:52 PM »
If I had the kits at hand I would just might have a go at this. Would be quite a head scratcher no matter what.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Box Scale B-58A Hustler
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2021, 02:33:16 PM »
A Tu-128 style version of the B-58 would be cool.

Yow! The 'Fiddler' is even bigger than a 1/1 Hustler! So, there's a non-scale-o-rama concept :D

Jon: I was going for 1/72 B-58A engines on the 1/91 pods. But, yeah, they could stand to be 'bigger' still. I did try the F-4 canopy but the GIB sits a little too high up for the Hustler fuselage top line (mind you, I had to cheat a bit of the F-14 canopy too  :-[

Yes.  Tu-128 style/mission came to mind for me.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Box Scale B-58A Hustler
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2021, 07:05:22 PM »
Yea like that  :smiley:

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Re: Box Scale B-58A Hustler
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2021, 02:39:41 AM »
Some other inspiration for you:

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Offline robunos

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Re: Box Scale B-58A Hustler
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2021, 06:09:26 AM »
I had totally forgotten about 'Snoopy'! So, a shortened version of the NB-58A's droopy snoot now transitions into a new 'inline belly pod' - a combined fixed belly tank and weapons bay/pop-out launchers. Its slender but otherwise is Kerick's conformal tank in all but name.

As per Robin's suggestion, I've gone back to the F-14 canopy - also added some hi-viz Arctic panels and an Alaskan Air Command badge on the fin.

Looking good, now . . . I prefer outboard mountings for missiles, gives a good field of view for the seeker heads, and, in a Cold War incursion interception scenario, gives the intruders a good view of what's waiting for them, should they decide to misbehave . . .   ;)

« Last Edit: March 20, 2021, 06:13:11 AM by robunos »
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Box Scale B-58A Hustler
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2021, 10:00:42 AM »
Many thanks folks! I'm much happier with it now ... and wouldn't have gotten there without y'all  :smiley:
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