Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe (Late)

Published: November 16th, 2010     
A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe (Late)
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum - IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

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

This is a one piece set which provides a replacement for the later, bent refueling probe on the A-4. This part provides a clean one-piece replacement for the part on the Hasegawa A-4 without the worry of misshaping the probe or the shaft while removing the mold lines and injection pins. Plus this resin is a bit more durable than styrene and therefore subject to less breakage. The detail of the probe is better than that of the kit. If you have the perfectly fine Classic Airframes TA-4J, the kit lacks the later refueling probe, so this part makes it so you do not have to rob your Hasegawa kit. Recommended

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

A-6A/E, EA-6A Refueling Probe (Early)

Published: November 16th, 2010     
A-6A/E, EA-6A Refueling Probe (Early)
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum - IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

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

Revell in their line of A-6 and EA-6 kits provides only a late style probe - this one piece replacement part provides the more correct early style. The detail is crisp and the probe well shaped; the modeler only needs to remove the resin pour piece at the tip. Recommended.

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

Su-7 BKL Engine Ventilation Louvre

Published: November 16th, 2010     
Su-7 BKL Engine Ventilation Louvre
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum - IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

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

A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe - Early

Published: November 16th, 2010     
A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe - Early
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum - IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

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

This is a one piece set which provides a replacement for a straight refueling probe on the Fujimi A-4. It provides a clean one-piece replacement for the A-4 without the worry of misshaping the probe or the shaft while removing the mold line. Plus this resin is a bit more durable than styrene and therefore subject to less breakage. The detail of the probe is amazing. Recommended.

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

Moon Bus Lighting Set

Published: November 14th, 2010     
Moon Bus Lighting Set
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery - IPMS# 14003

JAI produces a growing number of lighting sets for the Sci-Fi modeler, and for general modeling purposes. In conjunction with a recent review of the new Moebius Moon Bus, JAI provided their "Moon Bus Lighting Kit."

Contained in the package were:

  • two "on/off" slide switches (6 pole)
  • two LEDs and wiring already attached
  • one overhead lighting strip with wiring already attached

The on/off switches are "micro" switches, which means that they are very small and perform in the same manner as a typical light switch in your home, with the exception that the on/off lever "slides" back and forth rather than being toggled.

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