Su-7 BKL Engine Ventilation Louvre

Published: November 16th, 2010     
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum - IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $3.50
Product / Stock #: QB 48 330
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Quickboost continues to deliver targeted resin details; designed to improve overlooked aspects of a model, for a wide range of subjects.

The Su-7 is a classic Soviet aircraft; while not aesthetic it is functional in design. As typical of the period the aircraft is built around the engine with little additional room in the airframe. One of the features, designed to keep the engine cool, is a pair of intake louvers along the fuselage. In 1/48 the only option is the Kopro kit, which is, for the most part, well detailed and captures the lines of the Su-7. However, the molding is a bit heavy especially the ventilation louvers. When I built the kit, it took a lot of cleanup to make the kit pieces look passable. Having suffered through that work I was excited to see Quickboost release drop-in replacement parts. Aside from the cockpit, this is the one detail that a modeler will want to spend the additional money to upgrade - they are very prominent. This set will save you considerable time and enhance the appearance of your model. Highly recommended.

We thank Aires Hobby Models and Quickboost for the review sample.

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