A6M5 Zero Exhaust

Published: August 7th, 2011     
Kitset Packaging
Kitset Packaging
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 48-379
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Here's another resin detail set in the fine line of Quickboost products. This time we'll be looking at the resin exhaust detail set for the 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5 Zero Fighter.

As most of you know, the Reisen or Zero was the most famous Japanese Fighter of WWII. The A6M5 was the most produced variant of that aircraft. The Reisen saw combat in all theaters of the war, and there are several surviving examples in museums today. This fine resin detail set is designed to fit exactly with ANY of the 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5 kits on the market today (and there are many different ones out there to buy!).

As shown in the photos, this detail set includes parts that are of much higher quality than the ones included in the kit. Each individual exhaust port is open at the end, and the tubes contain the same seam that was on the "real thing" - details which are not included with your kit parts. Actually, in comparison to these Quickboost parts, the parts that Hasegawa supplies in their kits almost look like blobs of plastic!

I highly recommend this detail set to those of you building a late model Zero. The quality is superb and you will not find a cheaper or easier way to give your kit that little extra detail. Combine this with a gun barrel set from Quickboost and you have added an incredible amount of detail to your project without much cost at all.

Thanks to Aires and Quickboost for the review sample!

  • Detail parts
    Detail parts
  • Comparison with Hasegawa parts
    Comparison with Hasegawa parts

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