Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

SBD Dauntless Life Raft Container

Published: February 3rd, 2011     
SBD Dauntless Life Raft Container
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 6266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Now here is something you don't see everyday, a life raft for an aircraft. Designed for the Hasegawa SBD you have to open up a hole in the side of the kit. This should be fairly straight forward as it is a round access panel. This set is ideal for a diorama idea.

The set contains three pieces of light grey resin. One is the life raft itself, the receptacle in the fuselage and the access panel. Drill the hole and a quick paint job later and your SBD will stand apart from the others. I'm sure you could add this to the Accurate Miniatures kit as well.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review copy

You can obtain your copy from your local hobby shop or by contacting Quickboost at www.quickboost.net.

Messerschmitt Bf-110C/D Radio Equipmen

Published: February 3rd, 2011     
Messerschmitt Bf-110C/D Radio Equipmen
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

One of the problems of plastic is the lack of detail that can be achieved with it. That is where resin reproduces the finest detail. That is what this set does, provide exquisite detail where plastic can't. This set is a drop in replacement for the kit part. Molded in light grey resin without a bubble anywhere this little set is a very nice addition with lots of molded in detail. Sand the back of the part and a paint job is all that is required to make this part jump to life.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review copy

You can obtain your copy from your local hobby shop or by contacting Quickboost at www.quickboost.net.

P-51B Mustang Exhaust

Published: February 3rd, 2011     
P-51B Mustang Exhaust
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 6266
Scale: 1/32
Company: Quickboost

The P-51B is one of my favorite aircraft. One of the problems is the exhaust stacks are small. The Trumpeter kit was one kit I was waiting for a long time. Quickboost's offering features hollowed out ends and are direct replacements for the kit items. I can't drill out the exhausts on the kit plastic with any precision so the only thing to do is to use the Quickboost set.
Removal is quite easy with a few swipes of the saw or knife blade. Painting is all that is required to make this update set perfect for your model.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review copy

You can obtain your copy from your local hobby shop or by contacting Quickboost at www.quickboost.net.

Macchi C.202/205 Wheels & Paint Masks

Published: February 3rd, 2011     
Macchi C.202/205 Wheels & Paint Masks
Reviewed by: Roger Rasor, IPMS# 34117
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires has release a number of resin detail parts for Macchi WWII fighters in 1/48 scale. Among them is a set of wheels (with paint masks) for the Macchi C.202/205. The wheels are molded in the familiar medium density gray resin that Aires uses and they come on a common casting block. The wheels can be removed easily from the casting block with an x-acto knife or a small saw blade. The detail is crisp, delicate and convincing. No clean up is required and there are no pinholes to worry about. If care is exercised when removing the wheels from the casting block, the subtle tread pattern can be preserved.

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-14 Cockpit Set

Published: February 2nd, 2011