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Quickboost Roundup #23
1/48 Scale Accessories
 

July 2008

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

QB 48 173 - A-10A Thunderbolt II Corrected Fan Blades for Italeri
QB 48 181 - F6F-3 Hellcat Gun Barrels - Early for Eduard
QB 48 182 - Fi 156C Storch Exhaust for Tamiya
QB 48 183 - Spitfire Mk.IX Exhausts - Round for Hasegawa
QB 48 184 - P-47D Thunderbolt Engine - Early for Tamiya
QB 48 186 - F4U-7 Corsair Exhaust for Hasegawa
QB 48 187 - J-35 Draken IR Detector for Hasegawa
QB 48 188 - J-35 Draken Air Scoops for Hasegawa
QB 48 189 - F-16 Undercarriage Covers for Hasegawa

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: all 1/48
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 1/48 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:

1/48 scale

QB 48 173 - A-10A Thunderbolt II Corrected Fan Blades for Italeri

 

 

Huzzah!

Probably the most noticeable flaw in Italeri's 1/48 scale A-10A Thunderbolt II is the incorrect fan blades.

Quickboost has now addressed this issue with their replacement fan blade and intake units. These will be simple, drop fit replacements for the kit parts, and will make a noticeable difference to the look of these prominent units.


QB 48 181 - F6F-3 Hellcat Gun Barrels - Early for Eduard

 

 

Crisply detailed replacements for the machine gun barrels in Eduard's F6F-3 and Hellcat Mk.I/II kits.


QB 48 182 - Fi 156C Storch Exhaust for Tamiya

 

 

Replacement exhausts for Tamiya's Storch with hollowed out ends.


QB 48 183 - Spitfire Mk.IX Exhausts - Round for Hasegawa

 

 

Replacement exhaust stacks for Hasegawa's kit. These are the rounded syle, and feature hollowed out ends.


QB 48 184 - P-47D Thunderbolt Engine - Early for Tamiya

 

 

This is a beautifully detailed replacement for the early R-2800 engine in Tamiya's P-47D Razorback and early Bubbetop kits. The crank case detail and cooling fins are especially well done. You will need to add your own push rods and ignition harness though.


QB 48 186 - F4U-7 Corsair Exhaust for Hasegawa

 

 

Replacement exhausts for Hasegawa's excellent 1/48 scale F4U-7 Corsair. These feature hollowed out ends.


QB 48 187 - J-35 Draken IR Detector for Hasegawa


QB 48 188 - J-35 Draken Air Scoops for Hasegawa

 

Both these accessories will be suitable for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Saab Draken releases.

The IR detector is cast in clear resin, so the end of the part may be masked and left clear.


QB 48 189 - F-16 Undercarriage Covers for Hasegawa


(pictured at the top of the page)

These are simple to fit and well detailed replacements for Hasegawa's family of F-16 kits.

All Recommended

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 11 August, 2008
Last updated 11 August, 2008

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