Mi-2 Hoplite Set (Air Intake, Exhaust, FOD)

Published: September 2nd, 2014     
Packaging Insert Card
Packaging Insert Card
Reviewed by: Steve Collins - IPMS# 33811
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 72355
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

This set from Quickboost is designed to replace and improve upon the kit parts for Hobby Boss's Mi-2 Hoplite. It includes part from two other Quickboost sets, as well as FOD covers (Foreign Object Damage) for the intakes and exhausts. The kit's air intake cowling includes two holes through which you place the air intakes. It also has a molded-in intake in the upper center with a screen engraved in it. Additionally, there are two exhaust ports on each side of the engine cowling. The Quickboost parts are the cowling with two hollowed intake tubes cast in, along with an opening at the upper center, plus four properly shaped and thinned exhausts. The neat addition to this set is the FOD covers for all these openings, along with photoetch pull handles for them. You also get a photoetch screen to place over the opening in the air intake cowling, along with a spare screen. Most pictures you'll find of the Hoplite on the ground will show the intake and exhaust FOD covers installed, so you can easily find references for how they should look. While a bit more fiddly than the kit parts, the level of detail is worth the slightly greater effort. This set is certainly recommended.

My thanks go to Aires Hobby Models and Quickboost for providing the parts for a rather esoteric subject and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review them.

  • Resin Set Contents (Included Photoetch Not Pictured)
    Resin Set Contents (Included Photoetch Not Pictured)
  • Kit Intake Cowling and Inserts
    Kit Intake Cowling and Inserts
  • Kit Parts Closeup
    Kit Parts Closeup

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