Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

I-153 Correct Cowling

Published: October 28th, 2010     
I-153 Correct Cowling
Reviewed by: Dan Mackay, IPMS# 47000
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

Years ago in SAM Volume 21 Number 2 April 1999 Dave Neale built a beautiful I-153 in Finnish Markings. In his build article he reworked the kit cowling making the needed corrections to depict the proper exhausts. The Heller kit simply comes with dimples for the exhaust ports that surround the cowling. Dave removed these dimples and drilled out holes in the cowling and made his own exhausts. For years I have wanted to make this kit but have chickened out in favor of less involved projects, because I would need to do as Dave did to do the kit justice.

P-51B/C Mustang Exhaust-Round

Published: October 28th, 2010     
P-51B/C Mustang Exhaust-Round
Reviewed by: Dan Mackay, IPMS# 47000
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

I have collected and built a few Hasegawa P-51B/C's over the years. The Hasegawa exhausts are adequate but do not have the flanges and are not hollowed out on their ends. I like my exhausts drilled and find this task very tedious. Quickboost solves this issue. This set is cast in light grey resin with no molding flaws, and is designed as direct replacements for the kit exhausts with no modifications needed.

MiG-29A Intake and Exhaust Covers

Published: October 25th, 2010     
MiG-29A Intake and Exhaust Covers
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Quickboost

  • Intake Covers Type A or B
  • Part No. : 32088 / 32091
  • MSRP: $ 8.95
  • Exhaust Covers Type A or B
  • Part No. : 32087 / 32090
  • MSRP: $ 8.95

I love building jets but there are two things that are a pain on most of them and that is getting the ejector pin marks out of the intakes and exhausts. Besides that, almost all jets have covers on them as soon as possible to prevent FOD damage so if you want to pose a parked jet, it should have these covers on them- engines are expensive!

F-86F Sabre Cockpit Set

Published: October 23rd, 2010     
F-86F Sabre Cockpit Set
Reviewed by: Jack Kennedy, IPMS# 12511
Scale: 1/32
Company: Aires Hobby Models

The F-86 Sabre Jet happens to be one of my all time favorite aircraft so when John Noack put this kit up for review, I just had to jump on it.

The cockpit set is for the Kinetic 1/32 F-86F of which I have three. The kit cockpit is pretty nice but this Aires kit is the frosting on the cake. It consists of 11 very finely cast resin parts, two clear parts (actually the instruments are in clear and black), and 21 photo etched parts.

Brewster F2A Exhaust Stacks

Published: October 22nd, 2010