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Quickboost Roundup #33
1/48 Scale Accessories


July 2009

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

QB 48 251 - Ju 88 C/G Gun Barrels for Dragon
QB 48 252 - Mosquito FB Mk.VI Nose for Tamiya
QB 48 253 - Spitfire Mk.XIV Propeller with Jig for Academy
QB 48 254 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 Exhaust for Hasegawa
QB 48 255 - Hurricane Mk.IID 40mm Cannon Barrels for Hasegawa
QB 48 256 - Spitfire Mk.IXe Cannon Barrels for Hasegawa
QB 48 257 - Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Uncovered Wheels for Hasegawa

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 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 offerings 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

Most are self-explanatory:

QB 48 251 - Ju 88 C/G Gun Barrels for Dragon

 

 



QB 48 252 - Mosquito FB Mk.VI Nose for Tamiya

 

 



QB 48 253 - Spitfire Mk.XIV Propeller with Jig for Academy

 

 

Along with the bulbous nose, the spinner and propeller blades of Academy's 1/48 scale Spitfire XIV are pretty awful. Quickboost remedies this problem with a new set of props and a spinner, with a jig included to ensure accurate propeller pitch.



QB 48 254 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 Exhaust for Hasegawa

 

 

I am not sure how Bf 109 K exhausts differ from Bf 109 G exhausts (or Fs for that matter), but these are beautilly detailed and hollowed out at the ends. A worthwhile finishing touch for your Kurfurst.



QB 48 255 - Hurricane Mk.IID 40mm Cannon Barrels for Hasegawa

 

 



QB 48 256 - Spitfire Mk.IXe Cannon Barrels for Hasegawa

 

 



QB 48 257 - Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Uncovered Wheels for Hasegawa

 

 

This is a relatively simple conversiont that will really personalise your Eastern Front Junkers Ju 87 D/G Stukas. The spats were removed from the undercarriage of many Eastern Front Stukas to prevent them being clogged with mud. This Quickboost set will permit you to depict one of these Stukas with a minimum of fuss. Quickboost supplies all the parts required for a complete replacement of the kit's spatted landing gear, including spat tops, scissor links and subtly flattened main wheels.

Nice!

All Recommended

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 19 August, 2009
Last updated 20 August, 2009

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