Bristol Beaufighter Air Intakes and Fuel Drain (A)

Published: January 31st, 2018     
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Reviewed by: Phil Peterson - IPMS# 8739
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $7.00
Product / Stock #: QB 72 539
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The Beaufighter had two different types of air intakes on top of the engines, a short one and a long one. This set from Quickboost covers the short version. The resin parts are cast perfectly and should be easy to remove from the block. The short intakes in the new Airfix kits are made up of two halves so there will be a seam to take care of. The resin replacements are single parts with very thin edges and will be that much easier to use.

The other parts in the set are direct replacements for the kit parts and add a lot of detail with the thinness of the castings.

One thing I noticed is out of the 4 versions offered between the TF.X and the TF.10 kits, only one in the later kit uses the short intakes. That said, there are numerous aftermarket decal sets that will need these shorter ones.

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review kit.

  • Quickboost Resin Parts
    Quickboost Resin Parts
  • Airfix Parts on Sprue
    Airfix Parts on Sprue
  • Airfix Small Intakes
    Airfix Small Intakes
  • Quickboost Detail View
    Quickboost Detail View
  • Front View of QB Intakes
    Front View of QB Intakes

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