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Published on
October 20, 2011
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Base Kit
Tamiya F4U-1
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A recent addition to Quickboost’s growing line of aftermarket detail parts is this nice resin part that will add detail to the front end of a Corsair built from one of the Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1 kits. Quickboost’s #72 320 is a replacement for the kit’s open cowl flaps but, as the photo below shows, it provides considerably enhanced backside detail. Since it is designed to replace the kit part, it is easily installed during the assembly process without the need to cut or modify the kit. However, with some work, it also may be adaptable to other F4U-1 kits on the market. The part is molded in Quickboost’s familiar gray resin on a casting block. The quality of the molding is flawless, with no bubbles, pinholes or flash to deal with.

A sharp #11 x-Acto blade or razor saw blade is the only tool needed to remove the part from the casting block and a quick swipe with a sanding stick can dress up the cut if necessary. This part is a direct replacement for a kit part but, because it is resin, should be attached with super glue or epoxy cement.

The part is highly recommended to anyone who wants to add detail to any 1/72 F4U-1 kit.

My thanks to IPMS/USA and Quickboost for the opportunity to review this very nice aftermarket detail part.


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