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Quickboost
F4F-3 Wings, Bf 109 G and Fw 190 Props,
Two types of Ju 87 Stuka Exhausts.

 

1/72 Scale Accessory Roundup

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price 72 078 F4F-3 wings
72 076 BF 109G-6 Wide prop blades
72 077 FW 190F Wide prop blades
72 074 Ju 87 Stuka Exhausts (Fujimi)
72 075 Ju 87 D Stuka Exh. (Italeri)

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Contents and Media: 72 078 2 resin wings
72 076 3 prop blades, 1 spinner and 1 pitch setting tool.
72 077 3 Prop blades only.
72 074 2 exhausts on one block.
72 075 2 exhausts on one block.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent resin castings, straight replacement parts.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Glen Porter


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FirstLook


I have said it before and I'll say it again: Quickboost, a part of Aires from the Czech Republic, produce the best resin sets in the industry. They are so clean and polished in mid to dark grey that they look like normal plastic until you notice the casting blocks. They come in their own resealable plastic bags with a backing sheet giving parts description, a diagram showing which parts to remove from the casting block and a kit recommendation.

All sets reviewed here are in 1/72 scale.

The first set, recommended for the Hasagawa F4F Wildcat, gives the wings to convert it to the non-folding winged F4F-3. These are beautifully cast on separate blocks with exquisite detail and no bubbles or distortions.

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Next comes a set for the Hasagawa Bf 109G-6 but it may be able to be used on other brands as well. There are three prop blades on one block, a nicely cast spinner and a special tool that you can use to get the pitch correct when you glue the blades on. This tool even has a hole under the spinner to allow you to accurately drill a hole in the back of the spinner for the shaft. Very neat indeed.

Then there is the wide prop blade for the Hasagawa Fw 190 F and I think some of the late A8s and A9s. There is just the three blades, simple and inexpensive.

Last but not least, is two sets of exhausts for Stukas. 72 074 does not specify which particular Stuka it is designed for but is recommended for the Fujimi kit. 72 075, on the other hand is for the Italeri Ju 87D but both sets have all the exhaust stacks drilled out.

Any modeller with some experience in using resin should have no trouble at all with these sets as they are just simple replacement parts only requiring the removal of the casting block.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Glen Porter
Page Created 26 February, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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