Quickboost now offers a 1/48 scale early-style conversion seat to replace the two-part injection molded seat parts found in the Zvezda Bf-109F-2 kit. The seat provided on the sprues in Zvezda’s kit builds into a replica of what was fitted into the late-model Bf-109F-2 and, to add to the matter, it has a conspicuous ejection pin depression in the center of the pan that must be filled and smoothed out. The Quickboost resin seat represents the earlier style seat that includes an integrated seat back. Quickboost’s seat also offers superior detail than what’s provided in the kit, a thinner profile, a separate armor back plate...and there is no ejection pin cavity that needs filling. Note that the model builder must add seat belts to either seat.
The parts are molded in Quickboost’s familiar gray resin on small casting blocks (although my sample had a lighter colored resin back plate). The quality of the molding is flawless, with no bubbles, pinholes, or flash to remove. A sharp #11 X-Acto blade or razor saw blade is the recommended tool for removing the parts from their casting blocks…and a quick swipe with a sanding stick can dress up the cut edges if necessary. However, be careful when removing the back wall castings to avoid breaking off and losing any of the fine detail along the bottom edge.
Note that, because Quickboost aftermarket parts are cast in resin, they must be attached with super glue or epoxy cement.
This well-detailed conversion set is highly recommended. I appreciate Quickboost providing the review sample and thank IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.