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Quickboost Roundup #12
1/72 & 1/32 Scale Accessories
 

October 2007

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price QB 72 112 - B-25B Mitchell Engines and Cowlings
QB 72 113 - I-16 Undercarriage Ski
QB 72 114 - B-17 Flying Fortess Corrected Cowlings
QB 72 115 - Hawker Hunter Air Brake
QB 72 116 - F4U-1 Corsair Undercarriage Covers
QB 72 117  -Beaufighter Mk.X Radar and Tail Fin

QB 32 033 - F-14A Ejection Seat with safety belts

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

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 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:

1/72 scale

QB 72 112 - B-25B Mitchell Engines & Cowlings

 

 

This boxed set includes four resin parts to completely replace the cowlings and engines in Italeri's very nice 1/72 scale B-25 Mitchell kit.

The detail on all parts is excellent, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition harness if desired. In this scale, I am sure that nobody would blame you if you didn't though!


QB 72 113 - I-16 Undercarriage Ski

 

 

This set comprises crisply detailed and perfectly cast skis and mounts for 1/72 scale I-16 kits.



QB 72 114 - B-17 Flying Fortess Corrected Cowlings

Thin and correctly shaped replacements for the engine cowlings of Academy's 1/72 scale B-17 kits.

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QB 72 115 - Hawker Hunter Air Brake

Well detailed replacements for Revell's Hunter Air Brake, with structural features cast on the inside surfaces.

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QB 72 116 - F4U-1 Corsair Undercarriage Covers

These are simple, drop fit replacements for Academy's kit parts minus the ejector pin marks.

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QB 72 117  -Beaufighter Mk.X Radar and Tail Fin

 

 

This set is designed for Hasegawa's 1/72 scale Beaufighter Mk.X. With the exception of a limited edition offering, most versions of Hasegawa's Beaufighter kit do not include the large fin fillet of thimble nose radar.

Quickboost has addressed these omissions with two perfectly cast parts, offering more finishing options for Hasegawa's excellent yet underrated Beaufighter.



QB 32 033 - F-14A Ejection Seat with safety belts

 

 

These are two gorgeously detailed ejection seats for Tamiya's big 1/32 scale F-14A Tomcat. Harness straps  are cast in place. It is interesting to compare the approach of this seat, with its cast-on belts and one-peice construction, compared with Aires similar seats with separate straps and photo-etched detail. There is no right or wrong, but it is nice that modellers have the choice of either approach.

The overhead ejection handles are cast onto the block, and should be easy to slice off and install.

The seats are identical. They will look fantastic after careful painting and weathering.

All Recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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