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Quickboost Roundup #25
1/72 & 1/32 Scale Accessories
 

September 2008

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

1/72 scale

QB 72 166 - Spitfire Mk.I de Havilland Propeller with tool for Tamiya
QB 72 167 - Spitfire XIV Wing Radiators for Fujimi
QB 72 168 - Spitfire Mk.IX Exhausts - Fishtail for Hasegawa
QB 72 169 - Wellington Balance Weights
QB 72 170 - B-24 Liberator Anti-Submarine Radar for Hasegawa

1/32 scale

QB 32 039 - Heinkel He 162 Gun Barrels for Revell
QB 32 040 - Heinkel He 162 Control Sticks for Revell
QB 32 041 - Nakajima Ki-84 Exhausts for Hasegawa

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/72 and 1/32 (as noted above)
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 and 1/32 scales.

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 72 166 - Spitfire Mk.I de Havilland Propeller with tool for Tamiya

QB 72 167 - Spitfire XIV Wing Radiators for Fujimi

QB 72 168 - Spitfire Mk.IX Exhausts - Fishtail for Hasegawa

These three self-explanatory products will enhance their intnded donor Spitfire kits very nicely. I do particuarlly like the de Havilland propeller assembly for Tamiya's Spitfire Mk. I with its clever tool to ensure perfect pitch alignment (pictured at top of page).

QB 72 169 - Wellington Balance Weights

Delicately rendered replacement mass balances for any of Trumpeter's Wellington kits.

QB 72 170 - B-24 Liberator Anti-Submarine Radar for Hasegawa

 

 

This is a simple but effective replacement for the ASR radar in Hasegawa's B-24 Liberator kits.


 

1/32 scale

QB 32 039 - Heinkel He 162 Gun Barrels for Revell

QB 32 040 - Heinkel He 162 Control Sticks for Revell

QB 32 041 - Nakajima Ki-84 Exhausts for Hasegawa

Simple and self-exlanatory replacements for the items in their donor kits.

 

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All Recommended

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 15 October, 2008
Last updated 15 October, 2008

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