Ju-188 Night Fighter - Resin Exhausts

Published: March 30th, 2011     
Kitset packaging
Kitset packaging
Reviewed by: 
John Lyons, IPMS# 47470
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $5.95
Product / Stock #: QB 72 295

History: The Junkers Ju 188 was a German Luftwaffe high-performance medium Tactical bomber/Reconnaissance aircraft built during World War II.

Review:

The quality of the casting is perfect and bubble free. The tips of the exhaust pipes are hollowed out for added realism. Most resin parts are likely to need more work on them than the more normal injection molded plastic parts that you may be used to. Why you ask, well Resin is a much harder material then the standard molded plastic in your kit. This is what gives it the fine details you are looking for. In some cases the greatest challenge can be cutting the part from the casting block without damaging it. I have found that it is better to cut away the bulk of the casting block, leaving just a small amount behind so that it can be trimmed away with a hobby knife.

Quickboost has done most of the work for you by thinning the spur links so that you can cut the parts off with little effort. Once detached from the spur you have to do some minor sanding on the cut edges to clean them up.

Recommendations:

Medium to Advanced modelers.

These types of products are great, so don't shy away from using them. They really are not that hard to work with, and give you that added realism we all like.

Thank-you to Aires/Quickboost and IPMS/USA for this review copy.

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