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Quickboost Roundup #19
1/72 Scale Accessories

 

May-June 2008

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

QB 72 133 - F7F Tigercat Cowlings and Engines
QB 72 134 - Nieuport 17 Cowling
QB 72 135 - Nieuport 17 Tail Plane
QB 72 136 - Lancaster Air Scoops
QB 72 137 - SBD 3/5 Dauntless Exhaust
QB 72 138 - Junkers Ju 88 Undercarriage Covers
QB 72 139 - Wellington Mk.Ic Late Exhaust
QB 72 147 - Focke-Wulf F 190 D-9 Exhaust
QB 72 148 - Spitfire Mk.V Exhaust
QB 72 149 - Do 24T Exhaust
QB 72 150 - A-4 Skyhawk Exhaust Nozzle - Late
QB 72 151 - Wellington Mk.Ic Early Exhaust
QB 72 152 - Dewoitine D.520 Exhaust

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: all 1/72
Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; improved detail compared to kit parts; simple parts breakdown and cleanup.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


Quickboost continues its prolific release schedule with a number of recent releases in 1/72 scale.

All the sets are perfectly cast in grey resin, with minimal cleanup required. Consistent with Quickboost's philosophy to date, each set has been designed with a minimum of parts, and should be straightforward to assemble:

1/72 scale

QB 72 133 - F7F Tigercat Cowlings and Engines

Pictured at top of the page, these four resin parts will add a huge amount of detail to the business end of your Italeri F7F Tigercat. Each engine is presented as a single part, featuring very crisp and fine detail on the cylinders and the crank case. You'll have to add your own push rods and ignition wire though. The single-piece cowlings are beautifully cast too.


QB 72 134 - Nieuport 17 Cowling

 


QB 72 135 - Nieuport 17 Tail Plane

 

 

These two simple replacement parts will require very little preparation. They are designed for the Eduad kit.



QB 72 136 - Lancaster Air Scoops

 

 

These replacement scoops are precisely hollowed out at the front and are designed for the new Revell kit.



QB 72 138 - Junkers Ju 88 Undercarriage Covers

 

 

These are nicely detailed repalcement main gear covers with no ejector pin marks. They will be drop-fit replacements for Hasegawa's kit.



QB 72 139 - Wellington Mk.Ic Late Exhaust
QB 72 151 - Wellington Mk.Ic Early Exhaust
QB 72 137 - SBD 3/5 Dauntless Exhaust
QB 72 147 - Focke-Wulf F 190 D-9 Exhaust
QB 72 148 - Spitfire Mk.V Exhaust
QB 72 149 - Do 24T Exhaust
QB 72 152 - Dewoitine D.520 Exhaust

Quickboost exhausts are always a treat, and these are no exception. Even in 1/72 scale the stacks are hollowed out and weld seams are present where applicable.

The hedgehog stacks on the late version Wellington exhaust are especially impressive.

These will be a luxurious finishing touch for your 1/72 scale models.

 

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QB 72 150 - A-4 Skyhawk Exhaust Nozzle - Late

 

 

Well detailed and simple replacement for the exhaust in Fujimi's late Skyhawk kits.




All Recommended

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 June, 2008
Last updated 13 June, 2008

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