Nakajima Ki-44-II Exhaust Stacks

Published: November 29th, 2010     
Packaged parts
Packaged parts
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: QB48302
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The folks at Quickboost continue to add superb detail sets to their growing catalog of items. For this review I will be looking at the exhaust detail set for the 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-44 II "Tojo" family of kits.

Hasegawa has released many different boxings of the Japanese WWII Shoki Fighter, and from what I see in my collection, this Quickboost set will work with any of the Ki-44 II kits.

The Quickboost exhaust stacks themselves are finely molded, and are very easily removed from the casting block. I find that using a razor saw is the easiest method, and after a little sanding, these great detail parts are ready to glue in place.

As you can see from the photo, the detail is far above the kit part that these replace. The exhaust well is deeper and more defined on the Quickboost replacement parts than the original kit part.

Having used these detail sets in the past, I can say that these will virtually "fall into place", and there is no surgery required. They are designed to fit the kit perfectly. Simply paint each part, add a little wash/weathering, and fit the parts into place on the fuselage. I cannot think of an easier upgrade to a kit! Quickboost Exhaust detail sets add more life to the model, and a higher level of realism with very convincing results.

I highly recommend these sets to anyone wishing to add a little more detail to their "Tojo" without much work. Thank you to Aires & Quickboost and to IPMS/USA for providing the review samples!

  • Comparison between Quicboost and kit parts
    Comparison between Quicboost and kit parts

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