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Hs-126 Exhaust

Published: November 19th, 2010     
Hs-126 Exhaust
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

These simple, yet effective, exhausts are typical of Quickboost exhausts, perfectly formed with hollowed ends. The parts are molded in light grey, blemish free resin. The Hs-126 has two very small exhausts and these are easy enough to add to your ICM Henschel.

Highly recommended

You can obtain your copy at your local hobby shop or online.

Our thanks to Quickboost and Aires for the review sample.

Ju-87D-1/D-3 Stuka Exhaust - Early Type

Published: November 19th, 2010     
Ju-87D-1/D-3 Stuka Exhaust - Early Type
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Designed for the Hasegawa family of Dora model Stukas, these little gems are typical of the Quickboost line, simple and inexpensive upgrades for the modeler. Molded in light grey resin these exhausts are beautiful and flaw free. There is the aerodynamic cover on the front but then there is the exhausts themselves. They are beautiful. The exhausts feature the weld seam on the outside and the hollow end which makes these priceless. I can never get the ends to thin out. Well, I can but, they never look great or uniform. Quickboost does all the hard work for you.

Highly recommended

You can obtain your copy at your local hobby shop or online.

Our thanks to Quickboost and Aires for the review sample.

Curtiss-Wright AT-9 "Jeep"

Published: November 18th, 2010     
Curtiss-Wright AT-9 "Jeep"
Reviewed by: Fred Amos, IPMS# 6672
Scale: 1/72
Company: Pavla Models

The Curtiss-Wright AT-9 Jeep was a twin engine advanced trainer aircraft used by the United States during World War II to bridge the gap between single engine trainers and twin engine combat aircraft. The AT-9 was a low wing cantilever monoplane configuration with retractable landing gear and two Lycoming R-680-8 radial engines.

Mosquito Fenders

Published: November 17th, 2010     
Mosquito Fenders
Reviewed by: Roger Rasor, IPMS# 34117
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

The folks at Quickboost now offer builders a set of cast resin fenders to enhance the landing gear details of any 1/48 Tamiya B IV or FB IV Mosquito kit. The fenders are cast in the same grey resin used for all other Quickboost aftermarket parts and come on a single casting block. Also typical of other Quickboost resin detail parts, they are crisply molded with no flash to remove and are free of pinholes. They offer better detail than the kit parts (the photo below shows the Quickboost part on the left and the kit part on the right).

They are easy to install. After removing them from the casting block and dressing up the edge with a couple of swipes with a sanding stick, they literally drop in place with no modification required. Because they are resin, they must be attached to the kit parts with super glue.  

This set is recommended. My thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

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.

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