A-37B Dragonfly Antennas

Published: March 6th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $3.30
Product / Stock #: 48730

THANK YOU to our friends and suppliers at Aires/Quickboost for another improvement set, in this case for the Trumpeter A-37 Dragonfly. And thanks also to the reviewer corps leaders for making them available for my review.

This set takes the kit components and improves them by directly replacing the kit parts with fine, pressure-molded resin parts. These are very thin and fragile! Included are six antennas; two VHF blades, two Glideslope blades, one UHF blade, and one Omnidirectional antenna blister.

Remove the parts from their pour stub, and superglue in place. These fit in place of the kit items, no additional sanding or kit plastic removal required. Quick and improved kit appearance with scale size and thickness.

The kit parts are good; the Aires parts are better. Improved, more “scale” detail, more finesse on the antennas, and they are correctly a bit smaller in size. The parts also have “sharper” molding on the parts overall.

Use your favorite sharp instrument to separate the parts from their pour stubs. Install with superglue and use a touch spray of primer to prepare the resin for final painting and installation. These do stick out, so my recommendation is to not install everything until the end so you won’t break them.

This set is highly recommended for improved detail! Thanks again to Quickboost and IPMS USA for providing these items!

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  • Quickboost antennas below, kit antennas above
    Quickboost antennas below, kit antennas above