Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

F4U-5 Corsair Exhaust

Published: December 22nd, 2016     
F4U-5 Corsair Exhaust
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost provides you with one set of Vought F4U-5 exhausts. Of note is the re-sealable packaging that Quickboost uses that makes the parts easy to review and then stuff back into the package securely. There are no supplied instructions; you simply swap out the kit provided five plastic parts with the new Quickboost replacement. The genius here is going from five parts that must be aligned properly with a single piece that provides alignment inherently. Even better, the exhausts are already hollowed out!

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash the parts to remove any remaining mold release and prime them first. The landing light and venturi tubes will need to be installed with your favorite CA (super glue) or epoxy, as the normal plastic glues or solvents will not react with the resin.

F4U-5 Corsair Exhaust

Published: December 22nd, 2016     
F4U-5 Corsair Exhaust
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost provides you with one set of Vought F4U-5 exhausts. Of note is the re-sealable packaging that Quickboost uses that makes the parts easy to review and then stuff back into the package securely. There are no supplied instructions; you simply swap out the kit provided five plastic parts with the new Quickboost replacement. The genius here is going from five parts that must be aligned properly with a single piece that provides alignment inherently. Even better, the exhausts are already hollowed out!

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash the parts to remove any remaining mold release and prime them first. The landing light and venturi tubes will need to be installed with your favorite CA (super glue) or epoxy, as the normal plastic glues or solvents will not react with the resin.

Su-9/11 "Fishpot/Fishpot C" Pitot Tubes and Missile Pylon Heads

Published: December 21st, 2016     
Su-9/11 "Fishpot/Fishpot C" Pitot Tubes and Missile Pylon Heads
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Company: Master Model

This set provides replacement pitot tubes and missile pylon heads for the Su-9/11 Fishpot/Fishpot C aircraft. The Su-9 was developed in the late 1950’s alongside the Su-7. While the Su-7 was developed as a ground attack aircraft, the Su-9 and the later Su-11 were designed and flown as interceptors. Neither the Su-9 nor the Su-11 was exported, so they are not as well-known as the Su-7 or the MiG-21.

The set includes replacements for the nose mounted pitot and the pitot mounted in the leading edge of the left wing. The left wing pitot is a single piece of brass and is easily installed by drilling .6 mm hole in the leading edge of the left wing and inserting the replacement pitot.

F-4 Phantom II Arresting Hook

Published: December 20th, 2016     
F-4 Phantom II Arresting Hook
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Want an easy upgrade to your Academy or Eduard F-4 Phantom II? Step right up to the new Quickboost F-4 Arresting Hook set that provide a beautiful replacement to what is supplied in the kit. There are no instructions to identify where new Quickboost replacements go but it’s quite easy to understand where the parts go. The parts are packaged in the standard Quickboost re-closable packaging with a paper stiffener.

These parts will fit the new tool Academy series of F-4 Phantom IIs that was released in 2012 (12232, F-4B; 12294, F-4C; 12294S, F-4C; 12300, F-4D; 12305, F-4J; 12310; F-4D) as well as the re-boxed limited edition Eduard kits (1186, Good Morning Da Nang!; 1190, Bicentennial Phantoms; 1193, Good Evening Da Nang!; and 1143, Rockin’ Rhino) I suppose you could use this set on any of the multitude other Phantom II kits available, but I have none available to test fit.

SBD-5 Dauntless Undercarriage Covers

Published: December 20th, 2016