N1K1 Shiden Gun Barrels

Published: August 7th, 2011     
Kitset Packaging
Kitset Packaging
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $4.99
Product / Stock #: 48/370
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The fine folks at Aires and Quickboost continue to add to their line of aircraft detail parts. For this review I will be looking at their set of gun barrels for the Hasegawa 1/48 WWII Japanese Navy N1K1 Shiden fighter.

The Shiden (George) was a late war fighter, considered by many to be one of the best the Japanese used during the war. Hasegawa has several different boxings of this kit on the market today, and this detail set will work with them all.

As shown in the photos, this offering contains a small resin set of four cannon and one pitot tube. The detail on these parts is very good, and clearly a step above what is supplied in the kit. This set allows you to simply paint these parts and glue them in place - far easier than working with the kit parts, and much cheaper than the brass or metal alternatives on the market today.

I highly recommend this simple detail set for those of you who wish to add that extra step of realism to your next kit project. You cannot find a simpler or easier way to make your George's cannon look any better!

Thanks to Aires and Quickboost for the review sample!

  • Kit parts
    Kit parts
  • Kit parts - reverse view
    Kit parts - reverse view

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