MiG-29A Fulcrum Air Intake Covers

Published: April 2nd, 2011     
FOD panels in kitset package
FOD panels in kitset package
Reviewed by: Greg Wise - IPMS# 44378
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $7.00
Product / Stock #: QB 48 362
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Description:

1 pair of intake FOD covers designed for the Academy MiG-29A. And will also work on the Academy MiG-29UB (dual controlled two place trainer).

Inspection:

Packaging is the typical orange-labeled Quickboost clear envelope along with a piece of card stock and a simple instruction note sheet.

Care should be observed when handling these delicate resin parts; each pour-block contains a fod cover and a pair of very fragile handles. Extreme care must be taken to remove these parts (if you look at the product photo from the Quickboost site you'll notice a broken handle). If you have to replace broken or missing handles they could be easily fabricated from beading wire or stretched sprue. The rest is fairly simple just glue on the handles where noted and paint. The resin itself appears to be a higher quality grade than I seen from previous Quickboost items. I did not detect any pinholes, shrinkage or other common flaws associated with resins.

Expectations:

The covers fit like a charm. This type of FOD cover fits over the intake opening, not inside. I used a small ball of blue tack to hold it in place for the photograph. When I do my MiG-29 these will be glued in place. Overall I am happy with the results so far.

Final Notes:

The Academy kit may have minor issues but it is still the only game player for the 1/48 MiG-29. So, my fellow MiG-29 fans, I will recommend these FOD covers to any level of builder plus it is never too late to add them. I would like to thank IPMS and Aires Hobby Models/Quickboost.net for these items it was my pleasure my pleasure to review.

  • Kitset panel on casting block
    Kitset panel
  • Completed FOD panel ready to add to kit. Note delicate handles
    Completed FOD panel
  • Completed FOD panel attached to kit intake trunk inlet
    Completed FOD

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