Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

F-4 Phantom II Intake Covers

Published: October 14th, 2010     
F-4 Phantom II Intake Covers
Reviewed by: Ed Kinney - IPMS# 2989
Scale: 1/32
Company: Quickboost

Recently released by Quickboost, Intake covers in 1/32nd scale for the Tamiya kit are now available. Beautifully cast, just cut off the moldings, paint red and apply the supplied "remove before flight decals".

This product is recommended.

Thanks to Quickboost for the review item.

Loon Models No Cut Conversions - Scale Engine and Cowlings

Published: October 14th, 2010     
Loon Models No Cut Conversions - Scale Engine and Cowlings
Reviewed by: Ed Kinney - IPMS# 2989
Scale: 1/48
Company: Loon Models

This is a fairly new company coming to us from a familiar name, Roll Models, offering a very nice set of complete "twin row" engines and cowlings for the almost antique (although still a nice kit) Revell/Monogram B-26 Marauder. The set is nicely cast in cream colored resin, with a very slight amount of flash, easily removed by 1 or 2 passes with the sanding stick.

In the box you'll find the following:

  • Cowlings
  • Separate cowl flaps
  • Back plates
  • Twin row engines
  • Hose cases
  • Magentos
  • Prop shafts

They are direct replacements with no cutting required, hence the "no cut" conversion. Hopefully this will be the start of many more welcome additions to their product line. Visit the website www.rollmodels.com for this and many other fine products. Many thanks to Loon and Roll Models for the review sample.

This product is most highly recommended.

PE Upgrade for German King Tiger (Porsche Turret)

Published: October 14th, 2010     
PE Upgrade for German King Tiger (Porsche Turret)
Reviewed by: Jeff Leiby - IPMS# 30429
Scale: 1/35
Company: Lion Roar

The Kit

The box top advertises that this photo etch upgrade set is for the German King Tiger with the "Porsche Turret", but it includes instructions and parts for both the Porsche turret and Henschel turret versions. Included in the flip top box are:

Spitfire Mk.IX Fishtail Exhaust

Published: October 14th, 2010     
Spitfire Mk.IX Fishtail Exhaust
Reviewed by: Roger Carrano - IPMS# 45853
Scale: 1/32
Company: Quickboost

These fishtail exhausts from Quickboost are designed and recommended for the Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.IX kit. In their kit, Hasegawa offers two kinds of exhaust shrouds, the oval type and the fishtail type. The kits fishtail exhausts are done fairly well but the Quickboost exhausts offer a bit more accuracy in the shape and detail. Quickboost has made these exhausts with the weld seam on them, so don't sand them off, and are drilled out to a scaled thickness. The affordable price is well worth the extra detail and truly enhances the look of the aircraft.

I would highly recommend these exhausts, especially at this price (Roll Models price - $7.25).

I would like to express my thanks to Quickboost for allowing us to review this sample and to IPMS for the opportunity.

Ju-87D-5N Night Exhaust Type C

Published: October 14th, 2010     
Ju-87D-5N Night Exhaust Type C
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

The Hasegawa Stuka kits are really nice. They could use some help when it comes to the night bomber variants. That is where Quickboost comes in. They offer three different variants of the night bomber exhausts. This particular exhaust, Type C, is shaped at an angle with beautiful detail inside the front and rear parts. Molded in bubble free light grey plastic with exquisite detail, these exhausts will add to the unique look of your Stuka.

Simply just cut the parts from the pour stub and paint. Easy and effective. Of course you'll have to check your references to determine which exhaust is right for your aircraft.

I recommend you read over "Ghost Bombers". (ISBN-13:978-1903223154). This provides plenty of motivational reading and drawings.

This product is highly recommended.

Thanks to Quickboost for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting them at www.quickboost.net. Let them know IPMS/USA sent you.

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