Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

6 NEW PRODUCTS FROM SCALE AIRCRAFT CONVERSIONS

Published: June 6th, 2011     
Reviewed by: Ed Kinney, IPMS# 2989
Scale: See text
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

32-052 A-4 Skyhawk Trumpeter 1/32nd MSRP $14.95
48-135 TA-152 Hobby Boss 1/48th MSRP $14.95
48-136 TBF/TBM Hobby Boss1/48th MSRP $14.95
72-031 TU-160 Blackjack  Trumpeter 1/72nd MSRP $14.95
72-032 Lancaster  Revell 1/72nd MSRP $16.95
72-033 Heinkel HE-111  Hasegawa 1/72nd MSRP $16.95

Me-109 Exhausts and P-38 Turbo Supercharger Covers

Published: June 6th, 2011     
Me-109 Exhausts and P-38 Turbo Supercharger Covers
Reviewed by: Ed Kinney, IPMS# 2989
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

The seemingly never ending list of top quality aftermarket items from this company continues to grow even larger. It has become a foregone conclusion with these folks that excellence is alive and well at this company. As always, beautifully cast in flawless grey resin and are engineered as "drop in" parts to replace the kit items. Again many thanks to the Quickboost people and IPMS/USA for the review samples. Visit their website www.quickboost.net for these and other excellent products.

Highly recommended

P-40 Warhawk Pitot Tube and Antenna

Published: June 6th, 2011     
P-40 Warhawk Pitot Tube and Antenna
Reviewed by: Mike Hinderliter, IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

Here is another aircraft upgrade set from Quickboost. The latest addition is for the Academy P-40 Warhawk. It is up to their usual standards; molded in a grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice perforation. It only took me a couple of light passes with my saw blade to make them fall away instead of launching into the air becoming snacks for the carpet monster.

I must admit that I was a little confused with this set because it comes with every antenna that a P-40 Warhawk ever had on it, so you can replace the existing one in the kit or make any other variation including the "football" housed loop that some warbirds used.  I looked through my reference library and found some great walk around photos of these antennas. My reference was from The Aero Series 3, Curtis P-40, Aero Publishers, Inc 1965.

P-40 Warhawk Undercarriage Covers

Published: June 6th, 2011     
P-40 Warhawk Undercarriage Covers
Reviewed by: Mike Hinderliter, IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost just keeps adding to their great line of quality resin aircraft accessories. The latest addition is for the Academy P-40 Warhawk. It is up to their usual standards; molded in grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice perforation; they just popped right off of the mold block.

The doors that come in the Academy kit are okay but just lack the level of detail on the inside of the covers that the Quickboost covers have. The Quickboost covers are superior and add just that much more realism to the finished kit. The resin parts are very easy to install and can be used on any other brand kit that is similarly molded.

US Camo Netting - Spring (1940-60)

Published: June 6th, 2011     
US Camo Netting - Spring (1940-60)