Base Kit: Monogram or Trumpeter 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre
The Trumpeter F-100 series of models is nice. If you are like me, it is really tough to get rid of the mold line on the round parts such as the refueling probe. I can get rid of the mold line, but keeping it round is not my forte. Quickboost offers a quick and easy upgrade. This set provides three pieces of resin molded perfectly in light grey resin.
The probe comes in three pieces. One is the fuselage mounting point with a perfectly hollowed out tip. Then there is the long probe itself. I was amazed at how straight this part was and, best yet, no mold line. The part is removed from the base. Then the final part is the probe end. This is really a nice looking piece. It is an accurate representation. It will require a sliver of resin to be sanded off the end, but that is an easy operation.
While designed for the F-100, the probe tip can be used on any US aircraft that has an in-flight refueling probe.
The ease of assembly, the detail included, and not having to remove the mold line makes this an essential upgrade as far as I’m concerned. Highly recommended.