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F6F Hellcat Individual Tail Planes

Published: April 8, 2012
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost just keeps adding to their great line of quality resin aircraft accessories. The latest addition is for the Eduard F6F Hellcat. It is up to their usual standards: molded in grayish colored resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block with just a few passes from a hobby saw.

The tail planes that come in… more

Parts Packaging

F6F-3/5 Hellcat External Fuel Tank

Published: April 8, 2012
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added the external fuel tank for the Eduard Hellcat F6F-3/5. It is molded in grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. It also includes a small PE fret for the strapping that secured the tank to the underside of the aircraft.

The external fuel tank in the Eduard kit is okay, but it is molded in two halves, while the Quickboost tank is molded as one piece. The PE… more

Parts Packaging

F6F Hellcat Cowl Flaps

Published: April 8, 2012
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added a set of cowl flaps for the Eduard 1/72 F6F Hellcat to their line of aircraft accessories. They are molded in grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free.

The Eduard kit includes 3 different cowlings, depending on which version of the Hellcat that is needed. A nice instruction sheet is included showing where the Quickboost parts should go. This set isn’t for the… more

Box Art

Barnabas The Vampire From Dark Shadows

Published: February 10, 2012
Company: Round 2 Models

First of all, I would like to state how excited I am to do this review of the Dark Shadows Barnabas vampire model. Dark Shadows has long been an obsession of mine and I jumped at the chance to build my second model. Dark Shadows, developed by Dan Curtis, was a well-loved soap opera with a 5 year run, starting in 1966. The original plot revolved around an orphan… more

Cover

AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Published: January 30, 2012
Book Author(s): Lon Nordeen
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey Publishing’s 90th book in the Osprey Combat Aircraft series is about the AV-8B Harrier II. It is the first in a 3-part set on USMC Harrier IIs in combat. This book is about the units of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The next 2 volumes will be Operations in Iraq and then Afghanistan.

This is a small book but it is jam-packed with color photographs. A couple of… more

Parts Packaging

F6F Hellcat Headrests in 1/72

Published: January 10, 2012
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added a set of headrests for the Eduard 1/72 Hellcat F6F to their line of aircraft accessories. They are molded in cream colored resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free.

This set of headrests covers all of the different variants of the F6F Hellcat. I went looking on the internet to see if I could find out which headrest went to which Hellcat. As far as I could tell, the… more

Detail Packaging

B-24 Liberator Propellers with Tool

Published: December 19, 2011
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost just keeps adding to their growing line of quality resin aircraft accessories. This time they have put out a nice set of propellers for the Academy B-24 Liberator. They are molded in grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble-free.

The propellers that come in the Academy kit are okay but lack the level of detail that the Quickboost propellers have. The Quickboost ones are… more

Detail Packaging

F6F-3/5 Hellcat Exhausts

Published: December 19, 2011
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added exhausts for the Academy Hellcat F6F-3/5 to its like of detail sets. They are molded in grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble-free.

The exhausts that come in the Eduard kit are okay but just lack the level of detail that the Quickboost parts have. The Quickboost parts are really superior. The biggest plus is that the ends are hollowed out, while the Eduard… more

Parts Packaging

Ju-87G Stuka Spatted Undercarriage

Published: December 15, 2011
Company: Quickboost

A new addition to Quickboost’s ever-growing line of resin aircraft accessories is the corrected spatted undercarriage for the Ju-87G Stuka. This set is to correct the spats that come in the Academy kit. It is up to their usual standards – molded in grayish resin, smooth, seamless, and bubble free.

The spats that come in the Academy kit are too short and at a different angle than they… more

Parts Packaging

B-24 Liberator Bomb Bay Doors

Published: December 14, 2011
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost just keeps adding to their great line of quality resin aircraft accessories. The latest addition is for the Hasegawa B-24 Liberator. It is up to their usual standards, molded in grayish resin – smooth, seamless, and bubble-free.

The doors that come in the Hasegawa kit are okay but lack the level of detail that the Quickboost doors have. The Quickboost covers are superior and… more