J1N1 Gekko Gun Barrels

Published: November 3rd, 2011     
Detail packaging
Detail packaging
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 48-382
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The fine folks at Aires/Quickboost continue to add to their line of resin detail parts. This time we have gun barrels for the 1/48 Tamiya J1N1 Gekko kit.

This detail set will work with any boxing of the 1/48 Tamiya J1N1 Gekko "Irving" kit on the market today.

Packaging is the standard plastic sleeve we see with the other Quickbooks products. As shown in the photos, this detail set has seven (7) total resin gun barrels to place in different positions around the aircraft. Depending on which variant you are building, you may not use them all. This set contains four longer and three shorter barrels.

As you can see in the photos, one of my barrels has a small air bubble at the tip, but that does not really take away from the rest of the set. As I said, you may not use all of the guns included here if you're building a certain variant of the Gekko.

The guns are the same size and shape as the ones provided in the kit, but you have the advantage here of not having to hollow out the openings with a small drill or X-acto blade - the Quickboost barrels are a simple "drop in place" solution. I could not get a good photo of the Quickboost parts next to the kit parts, but they measure out the same length as the original kit parts.

If you've got a Tamiya Gekko in your build pile, consider picking this nice little detail set up.

Thanks to Aires and Quickboost for the review sample!

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