Caracal Models 1/48 B-58 Hustler Decal First Look
|Date of Review||May 2014||Manufacturer||Caracal Models|
|Set Number||48059||Pros||Options for 19 aircraft|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Here is the latest release from Caracal Models designed for the Revell (Monogram) 1/48 B-58 Hustler kit. This set provides markings for 19 aircraft. If you look below, this set is produced on three sheets of decals (plus one small sheet not shown) to render all of those options.
The subjects covered in this set include:
- B-58A, 61-2068, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, 'Deputy Dawg'
- B-58A, 60-1110, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, 'City of Kokomo'
- B-58A, 59-2428, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Ben Hur'
- B-58A, 59-2461, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, 'Hoosier Hustler'
- B-58A, 58-1016, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Champion of Champions'
- B-58A, 58-1009, 43 BW, Little Rock AFB, 'Bonanza'
- B-58A, 59-2435, Flight Test, 'Shackbuster'
- B-58A, 59-2430, 43 BW, Carswell AFB
- B-58A, 59-2447, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Rapid Rabbit'
- B-58A, 59-2458, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Bendix Trophy Winner'
- B-58A, 61-2053, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, carries 2nd BW badge on tail
- B-58A, 59-2451, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'The Firefly'
- B-58A, 55-0662, AFFTC
- B-58A, 55-0660, AFFTC, First B-58 Flight and Early Evaluation Scheme
- B-58A, 55-0661, AFFTC
- B-58A, 55-0665, AFFTC
- TB-58A, 55-0662, AFFTC, XB-70 Chase
- B-58A, 59-2428, Project Bullseye notional SEA scheme
- B-58A, 55-0660, AFFTC, Late Evaluation Scheme
The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide all of the distinctive markings and stenciling for one example. For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at http://caracalmodels.com.
My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!