A-7D Antennas and Sensors

Published: November 22nd, 2011     
Parts Packaging
Parts Packaging
Reviewed by: Rob Benson - IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: QB 48 394
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

These delightful kit enhancement parts come on a crisply-cast frame in neutral gray resin. The parts replace and complement details on the recommended Hobby Boss A-7D kit, and it appears that the Quickboost parts will work equally well on the Hasegawa A-7D version. Two pairs of blade sensors/antennas and a pair of pitot tubes will allow you to dress up one model.

The 6 parts are all well supported and protected on the pour frame, with nicely done recesses to allow removal. The attachment points to the pour frame match the attachment points for the model. You should be able to get at least a base paint coat on while the part are on the frame before removing and attaching them to the model. Exceptions to this are the pitot tubes, where the attachment to the frame is on the trailing edge. But this is minor, as the parts are better supported and protected. The parts have sharp definition and no bubbles or sinks were found. Clear directions for part locations are provided. The resin was just soft and flexible enough to allow easy trimming and sanding. The parts appear to be in scale, although I was unable to confirm this.

These parts will certainly dress up the Hobby Boss kit. I recommend them.

Thank you to David Lajer of Aires and the IPMS Reviewer Corps for the opportunity to review these little gems! Your generosity is much appreciated.

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