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Quickboost Roundup #24
1/48 Scale Accessories
 

September 2008

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

QB 48 196 - F6F-5N Hellcat Conversion Set for Eduard
QB 48 197 - Fi 156 Storch Bulkhead for Tamiya
QB 48 198 - Mustang Landing Flaps
QB 48 199 - Fi 156 Storch Radio Equipment
QB 48 200 - P-39Q Airacobra Gun Barrels for Hasegawa
QB 48 201 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 F Gun Barrels for Hasegawa
QB 48 202 - Yak-3 Undercarriage Covers for Eduard
QB 48 203 - Su-15 Air Scoops for Trumpeter
QB 48 204 - Messerschmitt Bf 110 C/E Starboard Engine for Eduard

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 48 196 - F6F-5N Hellcat Conversion Set for Eduard

 

 

This is a simple but effective conversion to transform Eduard's 1/48 scale F6F-5 Hellcat into the night fighter variant.

In addition to the large wing mounted radome, this compact yet comprehansive set includes flame damping exhausts and gun barrels, plus radar scope for the kit instrument panel.


QB 48 197 - Fi 156 Storch Bulkhead for Tamiya
QB 48 199 - Fi 156 Storch Radio Equipment

Two simple replacements for the cockpit bulkhead and radio gear in Tamiya's excellent Fi 156 Storch kit.


QB 48 198 - P-51D Mustang Landing Flaps for Tamiya

 

 

Quickboost has released a set of "dropped" landing flaps for Tamiya's P-51D Mustang. The kit flaps feature a step along the top of the parts to allow them to be posed either dropped or up. The Quickboost replacement flaps have eliminated this inaccurate step.


QB 48 200 - P-39Q Airacobra Gun Barrels for Hasegawa

These are straight replacement for Hasegawa's kit parts. The barrels feature precise cooling jackets and are hollow at the ends.


QB 48 201 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 F Gun Barrels for Hasegawa

Here is a set of finely cast replacement machine gun barrels for Hasegawa's Bf 109 F cowl guns. These are moulded as a single staggered part as a direct replacement for the somewhat clunky kit machine guns. Quickboost's machine guns are hollow at the ends.


QB 48 202 - Yak-3 Undercarriage Covers for Eduard

Replacements for Eduard's 1/48 scale -3 undercarriage doors, with excellent detail on the interior and no moulding marks.


QB 48 203 - Su-15 Air Scoops for Trumpeter

Hollowed out replacements for the air scoops on Trumpeter's kit.


QB 48 204 - Messerschmitt Bf 110 C/E Starboard Engine for Eduard

This is a clever and beautifully detailed starboard engine for Eduard's gorgeous Bf 110 C and E kits. It will also be suitable for the Bf 110 D kit due for release in November. The upper three-quarters of the engine will be visible when the parts are assembled.

The engine is cast in a single resin piece with plumbing and other features in place. The lower supports for the engine bearers are separate pieces, and replacement cowl parts with internal structural details are also supplied.

Careful painting should result in an eye catching hughlight to Eduard's kit.

 

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All Recommended

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 9 October, 2008
Last updated 9 October, 2008

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