F4U-5 Corsair Exhaust

Published: December 23rd, 2016     
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Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $9.00
Product / Stock #: QB 48 693

Quickboost provides you with one set of Vought F4U-5 exhausts. Of note is the re-sealable packaging that Quickboost uses that makes the parts easy to review and then stuff back into the package securely. There are no supplied instructions; you simply swap out the kit provided five plastic parts with the new Quickboost replacement. The genius here is going from five parts that must be aligned properly with a single piece that provides alignment inherently. Even better, the exhausts are already hollowed out!

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash the parts to remove any remaining mold release and prime them first. The landing light and venturi tubes will need to be installed with your favorite CA (super glue) or epoxy, as the normal plastic glues or solvents will not react with the resin.

Quickboost has molded the exhausts perfectly in light grey resin with no apparent bubbles. The Quickboost exhausts have no mold seams to sand off. Be very careful removing the part from the resin block, it is incredibly easy to accidently break off one of the exhausts. Total preparation time for the exhausts was under ten minutes, and that is taking care to cut off the pour block properly.

This product is an excellent way to enhance your Hasegawa F5U-5 Corsair and well worth the time and cost. This product is highly recommended due to the ease of use, superior appearance of the Quickboost parts, and added detail.

Thanks to Aires Hobby Models and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this set.

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