Aircraft

Reviews of products for scale aircraft models.

Mosquito Fenders

Published: November 17th, 2010     
Mosquito Fenders
Reviewed by: Roger Rasor, IPMS# 34117
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

The folks at Quickboost now offer builders a set of cast resin fenders to enhance the landing gear details of any 1/48 Tamiya B IV or FB IV Mosquito kit. The fenders are cast in the same grey resin used for all other Quickboost aftermarket parts and come on a single casting block. Also typical of other Quickboost resin detail parts, they are crisply molded with no flash to remove and are free of pinholes. They offer better detail than the kit parts (the photo below shows the Quickboost part on the left and the kit part on the right).

They are easy to install. After removing them from the casting block and dressing up the edge with a couple of swipes with a sanding stick, they literally drop in place with no modification required. Because they are resin, they must be attached to the kit parts with super glue.  

This set is recommended. My thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe (Late)

Published: November 16th, 2010     
A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe (Late)
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost continues to deliver targeted resin details; designed to improve overlooked aspects of a model, for a wide range of subjects.

This is a one piece set which provides a replacement for the later, bent refueling probe on the A-4. This part provides a clean one-piece replacement for the part on the Hasegawa A-4 without the worry of misshaping the probe or the shaft while removing the mold lines and injection pins. Plus this resin is a bit more durable than styrene and therefore subject to less breakage. The detail of the probe is better than that of the kit. If you have the perfectly fine Classic Airframes TA-4J, the kit lacks the later refueling probe, so this part makes it so you do not have to rob your Hasegawa kit. Recommended

We thank Aires Hobby Models and Quickboost for the review sample.

A-6A/E, EA-6A Refueling Probe (Early)

Published: November 16th, 2010     
A-6A/E, EA-6A Refueling Probe (Early)
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost continues to deliver targeted resin details; designed to improve overlooked aspects of a model, for a wide range of subjects.

Revell in their line of A-6 and EA-6 kits provides only a late style probe - this one piece replacement part provides the more correct early style. The detail is crisp and the probe well shaped; the modeler only needs to remove the resin pour piece at the tip. Recommended.

We thank Aires Hobby Models and Quickboost for the review sample.

Su-7 BKL Engine Ventilation Louvre

Published: November 16th, 2010     
Su-7 BKL Engine Ventilation Louvre
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost continues to deliver targeted resin details; designed to improve overlooked aspects of a model, for a wide range of subjects.

A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe - Early

Published: November 16th, 2010     
A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe - Early
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost continues to deliver targeted resin details; designed to improve overlooked aspe