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JU87 Gun Barrels

Published: June 20th, 2011     
JU87 Gun Barrels
Reviewed by: John Lyons - IPMS# 47470
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

PARTS

The Barrels in the sample are perfectly molded in resin. The details are sharp and the edges on the ends are thin and crisp.

I would recommend this Quickboost product to all model builders.

I would like to thank Quickboost for the sample and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to conduct this review.

B-17G Flying Fortress Engines

Published: June 20th, 2011     
B-17G Flying Fortress Engines
Reviewed by: Mike Hinderliter - IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

The Quickboost line of after market parts just keeps growing and growing. This time they've done the Revell B-17G flying fortress engines. I was really excited when I saw that they were up for review because I had just purchased Revell's new B-17G. Once the engines arrived I dove right in and started looking at the engine instructions and noticed that something just didn't look right. I found out that the Quickboost parts are for the OLD Revell B-17G kit, not the new one. The engines in the new kit have been totally redone and have quite a few more steps to them than their older version. I went to Revells' web site and checked the instruction sheet for the older version of this kit and also included the instructions for the newer kits engines. I didn't have one of Revells' older kits but I did have a Hasegawa B-17G in my stash. After studying the Revell and Hasegawa instructions I found that the Quickboost parts would also fit the Hasegawa version and look a whole lot better in the process.

DOGFIGHT The Greatest Air Duels of World War II

Published: June 20th, 2011     
DOGFIGHT The Greatest Air Duels of World War II
Reviewed by: Dan Mackay - IPMS# 47000

I was expectingthe usual Osprey soft cover book; I was surprised how heavy the package was from IPMS reviewers' corps headquarters. The book is 300+ pages. It appears that this book is a compilation of previous vs. series, although I have not read the individual titles myself so I can't say for sure. Tony Holmes is the editor of this compilation as well he contributes the Spitfires vs. Bf 109E covering the epic "Battle of Britain" during the summer of 1940. Below is the table of contents:

Kfz.70 6x4 Personnel Carrier

Published: June 20th, 2011     
Kfz.70 6x4 Personnel Carrier
Reviewed by: Phil Pignataro - IPMS# 17254
Scale: 1/72
Company: Dragon Models

The Kit:

Krupp's Kfz.70 light truck was a workhorse for the German army throughout WW II. Initial production started in 1933 and continued through 1942 with a run of around 7000 units. It was often employed towing light artillery, particularly the PaK 35/36, 3.7cm anti-tank weapon. Dragon has released a kit of this ubiquitous vehicle in 1/72 scale and it's a little gem. Molded in light gray plastic, the kit features highly detailed parts for both the truck and the towed cannon. The wood grain simulation on the side panels of the truck is noteworthy. Dragon provides decals for three versions, all from unknown units on the Eastern Front circa 1943. One is in winter camouflage. The instructions are typical for Dragon with exploded views showing eleven steps to complete the truck and two steps for the cannon. The last page is a painting and decal guide with color references keyed to Gunze Sangyo paints.

The Build:

F4U Corsair Stabilizer

Published: June 20th, 2011     
F4U Corsair Stabilizer
Reviewed by: Ben Guenther - IPMS# 20101
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has provided the modeler with the means to show his Corsair model not with static elevators, but have them deflected. Cast in the usual fine grain resin, the only flash is on the stabilizer and that is on purpose to ease the extraction of the cast parts from the rubber molds. This flash is very thin and quite easy to remove, posing no problems. A razor saw and a pair of snips is all that is required to remove the parts from the casting gate. Quickboost has provided a drawing on the filler paper that shows what has to be removed.

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