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Quickboost Roundup #13
1/48 Scale Accessories
 

October 2007

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number & Description QB 48 115 - F-6D Mustang Conversion
QB 48 122 - MiG-29A Fulcrum Correct Nose for Academy
QB 48 123 - AN/APS-4 Radar Pod
QB 48 124 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5/6 Trop Cowling with Exhaust for Eduard
QB 48 125 - Su-27 Flanker B Pitot Tubes
QB 48 126 - Su-25K Air Scoops
QB 48 127 - Spitfire HF Mk.VII Conversion
QB 48 128 - Messerschmitt Me 262 Undercarriage Covers for Tamiya
QB 48 130 - Focke-Wulf Ta 183 A Jumo 004 Nozzle
QB 48 131 - Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H Update Set
QB 48 132 - Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H Exhausts

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; simple parts breakdown and cleanup; accurate; improved detail compared to kit parts
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


Quickboost continues its prolific release schedule with a number of releases this month in 1/48 scale.

All the sets are perfectly cast in grey resin, with minimal cleanup required. Each set has been designed with a minimum of parts, and should be straightforward to install:

QB 48 115 - F-6D Mustang Conversion

 

 

This relatively simple conversion will transform your Tamiya P-51D Mustang to the American photo reconnaissance version. Four parts in smooth clear resin plus one small photo etched fret are supplies.

Three of the clear resin parts are the vertical and oblique camera lenses, with the fourth being a base for a DF loop. The lenses feature lovely crisp surrounding detail, including fasteners.

The photo-etched fret is a template to assist scribing of a new access hatch on the starboard fuselage side.

This conversion will require cutting of three holes in the kit fuselage, but it should be within the range of the average modeller.



QB 48 122 - MiG-29A Fulcrum Correct Nose for Academy

A simple replacement for the incorrectly shaped nose of Academy's Fulcrum kit.

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QB 48 123 - AN/APS-4 Radar Pod

This is a resin pod for Airborne Intercept or Anti Submarine radar as used on the P-38J Lightning, TBM Avengers and many other US aircraft aircraft.

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QB 48 124 - Fw 190 A-5/6 Trop Cowling with Exhaust for Eduard

 

 

This is a cleverly cast replacement for Eduard's cowling.

The main cowl is a single casting with the distinctive Trop fiters cast on each side. The intakes and the lower set of exhaust stacks are separate parts but cast inside the engine cowl for efficiency. Surface features are beautifully rendered (see the photo at the top of the page to see what I mean).

This set is designed to be displayed closed  - i.e., with Eduard's engine detail not on display - but assembly may be even simpler than the kit parts.



QB 48 125 - Su-27 Flanker B Pitot Tubes

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QB 48 126 - Su-25K Air Scoops

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QB 48 127 - Spitfire HF Mk.VII Conversion

 

 

This is a simple conversion for Hasegawa's Spitfire Mk.VIII/IX kits to the high altitude Merlin fighter variant. The conversion parts include a new lower cowl, pointed wing tips, compressor intake and supercharger intake guard.

Unfortunately, my sample did not include the wing tips.



QB 48 128 - Me 262 Undercarriage Covers for Tamiya

 

 

There is not much wrong with Tamiya's 1/48 scale Me 262, but the undercarriage covers are plagued with hard to remove ejector pin marks.

Quickboost has come to the rescue with replacement gear covers. Not only have these addressed the ejector pin hole problem, but they add even more detail to this area. The method of casting both sets on the same narrow resin block is pretty clever too!



QB 48 130 - Focke-Wulf Ta 183 A Jumo 004 Nozzle

A simple and perfectly cast one-piece replacement for AMtech's Ta 183 kit, featuring superior detail inside the nozzle.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

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QB 48 131 - Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H Update Set
QB 48 132 - Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H Exhausts

Quickboost has released two update sets for the Dragon / Trimaster / Italeri 1/48 scale Ta 152 H kit.

The update set replaces a number of smaller detail parts in kits, including small intake, pitot tube, 20mm cannon barrel and Morane mast.

The separately available exhaust set features hollow stacks and delicate weld seams along the exhaust centreline. Both will be a simple, drop fit replacement for the kit parts.

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All Recommended

Thanks to Quickboost for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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