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:
QB 48 173 - A-10A Thunderbolt II Corrected Fan Blades for Italeri
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.
Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples
Text and Images Copyright © 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 11 August, 2008
11 August, 2008
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