B-58 Interior Detail Set
Engines and Things
S u m m a r y
48050 - B-58 Interior Set
|Contents and Media:
||11 pieces in resin and one vac
form part. Includes two rear seats, two instrument panels, top
fuselage hatches and corrected pilot's seat.
||Fills and detail void for the
rear crew positions in the RoG/Monogram kit
||Instrument detail is crude.
Reviewed by Matt Swan
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By this time everyone is probably aware of the fact
that Revell of Germany has reissued the venerable 1/48 scale B-58 Hustler.
Although this kit builds up to a nice exterior representation of the
Hustler it does lack considerable interior detail. To the best of my
knowledge there is only one manufacture that has addressed this issue and
that is Engines and Things. Today I want to take a look at this interior
This detail kit consists of 11 heavy resin pieces and
one vacuform piece for the crew hatches packed tightly into a small
zip-lock bag and a half sheet of directions. The first thing that comes to
my attention is the floor panel which has several location holes cast into
it and that each piece has itís part designation hand written in marker.
The entire package gives the impression of being slightly crude, the
instrument panels do not appear to be completely detailed and the detail
that is present is minimal. Considering the small viewing area that will
result when the model is complete this may not be a major problem. The
seats feature seatbelts and padding details cast in and look like they
will paint up nicely. The sidewall panels fall into the same category as
the instrument panels with minimal detail. The crew hatches have no detail
what so ever and will need some scratch building, especially on the
The resin material itself appears to be free of
bubbles, is light gray in color and is not excessively brittle. I did not
find and casting imperfections in the pieces. The instructions are brief
and include one side view diagram and one top view diagram.
thumbnails below to view larger images:
If you want to open up the rear crew positions on
your Hustler this is the only game in town.
I consider it a starting point only as a large amount
of scratch work will be involved to create a well-detailed interior.
Hopefully before too long, Black Box or Cutting Edge will get into the
Hustler game and give us a more comprehensive interior package.
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