Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Mirage III E Interior

Published: February 14th, 2016     
Mirage III E Interior
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

Eduard continues to release great photoetch sets and this is no exception. This set is for the Kinetic Mirage IIIE, and adds a lot of missing detail to the cockpit that really adds to the kit.

The photoetch parts are for the:

  • Seat
  • Instrument panel
  • Canopy details

In the packet is:

  • 1 x Photoetch sheet
  • 1 x Instruction sheet

Summary

This set uses a PE sheet from the other Eduard set, no. 49742, so you would not need to purchase both of these sets, but select which one is best for your build.

This is a must-have set for the Kinetic kit that makes it into a great model with all you need to add more detail to the aircraft cockpit. The instruments are great, and make the cockpit very impressive.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it.

F4U-5 Corsair Gun Barrels with Pylons

Published: February 14th, 2016     
F4U-5 Corsair Gun Barrels with Pylons
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Review

Quickboost is a company that specializes in drop-in resin replacement parts to enhance the appearance of your models. Being “drop-in” replacements, it is very rare you need you modify the original parts, hence the “quick” name.

In this case I am reviewing the Gun Barrels with pylons for the 1/48 F4U-5 day fighter from Hasegawa.

As you can see from the pictures the resin parts have better surface detail plus removal points from the pouring stub are easier to hide than in their plastic counterparts.

Also you might notice the overall size of the pylon is a bit shorter in the resin part than in the plastic part. I do not know which one (plastic or resin) is closer to the real size –in scale-. Check your own references and make your decision as to which one to use.

Recommended.

I would like to thank Aires/Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

A-36A Apache Exhausts

Published: February 13th, 2016     
A-36A Apache Exhausts
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost is a company that specializes in drop-in resin replacement parts to enhance the appearance of your models. Being “drop-in” replacements, it is very rare you need you modify the original parts, hence the “quick” name.

In this case I am reviewing the exhaust engine for the well-known A-36 Apache in 1/48 scale from Accurate Miniatures, this kit is also available reboxed by Italeri.

As you can see from the pictures the resin parts have hollow ends which would look much better than the plastic parts. Also note that the resin part includes a locating pin in the back of the exhausts. Exercise care when removing the part from the pouring block.

Highly recommended.

I would like to thank Aires/Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

A-36A Apache Gun Barrels

Published: February 13th, 2016     
A-36A Apache Gun Barrels
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost is a company that specializes in drop-in resin replacement parts to enhance the appearance of your models. Being “drop-in” replacements, it is very rare you need you modify the original parts, hence the “quick” name.

In this case I am reviewing the Gun Barrels for the well-known A-36 Apache in 1/48 scale from Accurate Miniatures, this kit is also available reboxed by Italeri.

As you can see from the pictures the resin parts have hollow ends and deeper holes in the cooling jacket, which would take a wash much easier and would look much better than the plastic parts.

Highly recommened.

I would like to thank Aires/Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

British 4.7"/45 (120mm) QF Marks IX and XII Barrels

Published: February 13th, 2016     
British 4.7"/45 (120mm) QF Marks IX and XII Barrels
Reviewed by: Luke R. Bucci, PhD, IPMS# 33459
Scale: 1/700
Company: Master Model

Thanks to Master-Model for the barrels and IPMSUSA staff for handling the request and publishing this review.

Bottom Line

Master-Model supplies the ultimate barrels for 4.7in/45 (120mm) main guns for most WW2 British destroyer classes.