EA-6B Prowler Air Scoops

Published: September 3rd, 2013     
Detail Parts
Detail Parts
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 48544
Product provided by: Quickboost

Quickboost makes another addition to its sets for the Kinetic 1/48th EA-6B Prowler with a replacement set of air scoops. There are 10 different scoops cast perfectly in the expected gray resin.

There are three different varieties of scoops:

  • Part 1 replaces kit parts (two scoops) C15+C17/C17+C18
  • Part 2 replaces kit part C11 in six scoops
  • Part 3 replaces kit part C21 in two scoops

Using the set is simple - cut from the casting block, make sure the bottom edge is good, and glue in place and paint. The Quickboost parts have good depth to the openings, which is not the case with all the kit parts. Also, the kit's two large scoops have to be glued together and sanded, which is not done with the Quickboost set.

Overall, a good upgrade for the kit parts. Simple and easy to execute, reasonably priced, and also an improvement in accuracy. Recommended to all fans of the Prowler and those wanting that extra detail.

My thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the chance to review the EA-6B Air Scoops.

  • Quickboost scoops 1
    Quickboost scoops 1
  • Quickboost scoops 2
    Quickboost scoops 2
  • Quickboost scoops 3
    Quickboost scoops 3
  • Comparison with Kinetic parts
    Comparison with Kinetic parts

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